If you’ve been considering a heating and cooling upgrade to your home and are looking at heat pumps, we’ve got great news! The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) offers significant tax credits and rebates that can help you make the upgrades to lower your carbon footprint and make your home more energy efficient.
These IRA incentives will help homeowners:
By replacing old, outdated, and inefficient heating and cooling systems and equipment, homeowners can reduce the energy they are using and save money in the long run. And now the IRA makes it more affordable!
A heat pump offers significant savings over a furnace/air conditioner combination system. Heat pumps can save the average American homeowner around $10,000 over 15 years. The savings are closer to $15,000 over 15 years if your home currently uses electric heat such as baseboard, an electric furnace, propane, or fuel oil.
For more immediate savings, you should take a look at the tax credits offered through the IRA. Tax credits went into effect January 1, 2023 and rebates will be available for equipment and installation purchases later in the year.
Here are the tax credits that you may qualify for:
When you install a heat pump in your home you are essentially replacing and upgrading two systems—your furnace and your air conditioner. Heat pumps are extremely energy efficient compared to the traditional natural gas furnace and air conditioners most homes are using today. A heat pump system has some advantages over other types of heating and cooling systems.
If you don’t go with a heat pump, the latest air conditioners can save you significant money on your energy bill, in addition to reducing carbon pollution. Ask the HVAC pros at Precision Air what they recommend for homeowners in Las Vegas.
For some households, a heat pump doesn’t make sense for the structure of the home or the environment. An energy efficient furnace may make more sense in this situation. If you are in the market for a furnace upgrade, you can save up to $600 with the tax credits included in the Inflation Reduction Act.
Give Precision Air a call at (725) 238-2188 to have a pro assess your HVAC system and make recommendations.
The IRA expanded and extended some existing tax credit and deduction programs. One of the biggest is the 25C tax credit, also called the Energy Efficiency Home Improvement Tax Credit. The 25C tax credit has been increased to cover 30% of the total cost of new energy efficient qualified systems for 2023. The 25C tax credit went into effect on January 1, 2023 for all homeowners.
As a homeowner in Las Vegas, scheduling a heat pump installation or HVAC upgrade with Precision Air in 2023 means you will be able to deduct 30% of your total costs, with a total cap of $3,200 in tax credits, up to a maximum of $2,000 for a heat pump, when filing your taxes.
The 25C program isn’t the only new incentive from the Inflation Reduction Act. Another program that will become available later in 2023 is known as the HOMES rebate. This is a whole-home, performance-based rebate, meaning that the more energy you save by making upgrades, the more money you get back.
Everyone in Las Vegas qualifies for the HOMES Rebate, but low- and medium-income households can get more back. This program provides rebates based on the percentage of energy savings. This program is capped at $8,000 for low to middle income households earning less than 80% of area median income who cut energy use by 35%.
NOTE: The HOMES rebate cannot be combined with the HEEHRA Rebates, but can be combined with the Inflation Reduction Act tax credits.
Contact Precision Air today at (725) 238-2188 to schedule an appointment and see how you can save money with a heat pump or other HVAC upgrade and have this rebate apply to you.
Another provision of the Inflation Reduction Act that can be used for installing a heat pump and other HVAC upgrades is the High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Act (HEEHRA). This offers as much as $14,000 per year in point-of-sale discounts (not tax deductions) for electrical projects. These are discounts when the purchase is made.
These discounts are capped at 50% of qualifying costs for a household that makes between 80% and 150% of area median income. If your household makes below that threshold in income, HEEHRA covers 100% of qualifying costs up to $14,000.
While the IRA specifically prohibits combining other rebates (the HOMES Rebate and the HEEHRA rebate cannot be combined), you are allowed to claim HEEHRA rebates and tax credits.
Like the HOMES Rebate program, funds for the HEEHRA will become available later in 2023. The exact timeline and date are not known yet and is dependent on Department of Energy guidelines and state implementation. It is up to individual states to determine if HEEHRA rebates will be retroactive. Low-income households will receive larger and more accessible up-front discounts from HEEHRA than the HOMES rebate.
Contact Precision Air at (725) 238-2188 and schedule an appointment to see how you can upgrade your house and save with the HEEHRA or HOMES rebates.
Our experts are trusted and know the ins and out of the IRA rebates and tax incentives that will apply to your situation. The IRA rebates and incentives apply to heat pumps to heat and cool your house, HVAC upgrades, and many other energy efficient home upgrades. Let Precision Air help you choose the right system for your home and work with you on what IRA tax rebates apply.
Contact us today at (725) 238-2188 to make an appointment or ask us questions you may have about how you can take advantage of the Inflation Reduction Act.
*Disclaimer: Precision Air does not guarantee the availability of tax credits or rebate funds, nor the specific rebate or credit amounts that may be available to each individual. Rebates and tax credits are subject to change and may vary depending on factors such as geographic location, income level, and the specific details of the heating and cooling system being installed. While we make every effort to provide accurate and up-to-date information about available rebates and tax credits, it is ultimately the responsibility of the homeowner to research and verify eligibility for any available incentives. In addition, please note that the information provided by Precision Air regarding tax credits is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered tax advice. Homeowners should consult with a qualified tax advisor to determine their eligibility for tax credits and to receive specific advice on their individual tax situation. Precision Air is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the information provided, and we make no guarantees or warranties regarding the availability or applicability of any tax credits or rebates.