Can I receive a tax credit for my new heat pump?

For most households, there always seems to be a long list of home tasks that they need to complete or new ideas they’d like to do. While several may not be necessary, buying a new heat pump is one task that could be vital to keeping your indoor space comfortable throughout the colder months in Port St. Lucie.

Buying a new heat pump is a big investment. You’ll definitely feel the return-on-investment on your indoor comfort in addition to your monthly bills, but it could be a bit daunting at first. The good news is that when you buy a new energy-efficient heat pump, you may be approved for a federal tax credit.

According to ENERGY STAR®, the Non-Business Energy Property Tax Credits were prolonged through December 31, 2020. In order to receive the tax credit, you must buy a heat pump that has received the ENERGY STAR label. When researching heat pumps, watch for types with the ENERGY STAR rating so you can be certain you’re choosing a high-efficiency heat pump.

At Custom Air Systems Inc, we’ll help you choose a solution that fits your needs and makes sure you qualify for this tax credit. While ENERGY STAR products indicate high efficiency, you’ll need to confirm the heat pump you choose has the following requirements.

For Split Systems:

  • Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF): 8.5 or higher
  • Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER): 12.5 or higher
  • Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER): 15 or higher


For Package Systems:

  • HSPF: 8 or higher
  • EER: 12 or higher
  • SEER: 14 or higher


Qualifying for the tax credit will not be the only savings you’ll observe when you purchase a new high-efficiency heat pump. Many of the most efficient solutions can save you hundreds of dollars on your energy bills during the year. And the family will also have higher confidence in your HVAC system to keep your house at just the right comfort level.

When you come across questions regarding your eligibility for a tax credit, or if there are additional local savings you could be eligible for by purchasing a new high-efficiency heat pump, give our team at Custom Air Systems Inc a call at 772-247-2283. You may also visit ENERGY STAR or reach out to your local utility company if you have questions about other eligible home products.

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