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

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

Selecting a new heat pump is a large investment. You’ll certainly realize the return-on-investment on your indoor comfort along with your energy bills, but it could be a bit daunting at first. The good news is that when you purchase 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 extended through December 31, 2020. In order to receive the tax credit, you must buy a heat pump that has earned the ENERGY STAR label. When browsing for heat pumps, watch for solutions with the ENERGY STAR rating so you can be confident you’re getting a high-efficiency heat pump.

At Cool Air Solutions, we’ll 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


This 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 models can save you hundreds of dollars on your energy costs all year long. And your household will 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 may be eligible for by installing a new high-efficiency heat pump, give our pros at Cool Air Solutions a call at 951-299-9853. You can also visit ENERGY STAR or call your local utility company if you have questions about other eligible home products.

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