Whether your heating or cooling equipment is on its last legs, or maybe you are just thinking it's time to upgrade, there are a lot of pros to getting this project done in the near future. While a new furnace, heat pump or air conditioner will be more energy-efficient than your old one and will help you save on your energy bills, there are also generous federal energy tax credits available, some of which have been extended due to recent congressional action.
Here in the Mid-Ohio area, we experience cold winters, and no doubt your heating equipment has been working a lot during the past few months. This would be a good time to call in a professional and let us take a look and evaluate your old system. The extension of the tax credits is only good through the end of this year, so it would be good to have a consultation soon. If you made a qualifying upgrade in 2012, you can also claim a tax credit for that, since they are retroactive to all of 2012.
Through installation of a central air conditioning system, a more efficient furnace or the addition of a new heat pump, as well as other energy-efficiency upgrades, you may qualify for up to $500 in energy tax credits on this year and last year's federal taxes. Experienced professionals can help you find qualifying units and discuss the various alternatives and pricing with you.
If you are a builder, or simply building your own new home, other tax credits through a different piece of legislation may be available to you for building a more energy-efficient home. Note that this credit goes to the actual builder of a home and this should be discussed with your contractor.
When upgrading your home HVAC equipment, you will not only save on your monthly energy bills, but if you take action before the end of this year, you can also take advantage of the energy tax credits offered through the federal government. At Joe Behr Plumbing & Heating, we are here to help. We serve the Mid-Ohio area with pride.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Mid-Ohio area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about energy tax credits and other HVAC topics, visit our website.