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

For most families, there typically seems to be a lengthy list of home improvement projects that they want to achieve or new ideas they’d like to attempt. While several may not be required, getting a new heat pump is one project that could be critical to keeping your house comfortable throughout the cooler months in Murrieta.

Buying a new heat pump is a sizeable investment. You’ll definitely realize the return-on-investment on your indoor comfort as well as your monthly bills, but it could be a bit daunting at first. The good news is that when you pick a new energy-efficient heat pump, you might be approved for a federal tax credit.

According to ENERGY STAR®, the Non-Business Energy Property Tax Credits were extended through December 31, 2020. In order to get the tax credit, you must purchase a heat pump that has received the ENERGY STAR label. When browsing for heat pumps, look for products with the ENERGY STAR rating so you can be confident you’re choosing a high-efficiency heat pump.

At Cool Air Solutions, our team will help you choose a solution that fits your needs and ensures 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 won’t be the only savings you’ll observe when you purchase a new high-efficiency heat pump. Several of the most efficient heat pumps can save you hundreds of dollars on your energy costs throughout the year. And you’ll also have higher confidence in your HVAC system to maintain your indoor space at just the right comfort level.

Whether you come across questions concerning your eligibility for a tax credit, or if there are further local savings you might be eligible for by purchasing a new high-efficiency heat pump, give our pros at Cool Air Solutions a call at 951-299-9853. You may also visit ENERGY STAR or call your local utility organization if you have questions about other eligible home products.

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