2013 Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency
Consolidated from the Energy Star Web Site
What is included in the 2013 Federal Tax Credit?
Tax Credit: For HVAC equipment the Federal Tax Credit is a specific amount from $50–$300 depending on the type of equipment
Expires: December 31, 2013
Details: Must be an existing home & your principal residence. New construction and rentals do not qualify.
Central Air Conditioning (CAC) – $300 Credit on eligible Split or Package Systems.
Central Air Conditioning equipment can be installed as either a Split System or a Package System. The typical installation in a residence is the Split System, where there is both an inside and outside unit. The outside unit contains the compressor, the condensing coil, and the outside fan motor. The inside system contains the evaporator, indoor fan motor, and typically a gas furnace. The Package System is a single enclosure that contains the compressor, condensor, fan motors, evaporator, and heater. It is placed outside the conditioned space with supply and return venting inside the conditioned space.
Natural Gas, Propane or Oil Furnace – $150 Credit on eligible furnaces
A furnace uses the combustion of fuel and air to create heat.
Air Source Heat Pumps – $300 Credit on eligible heat pumps
Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners in moderate climates. Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space into a warm, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house; during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide up to 4 times the amount of energy they consume.
Advanced Main Air Circulating Fan – $50 Credit on eligible circulating fans
An Advanced Main Air Circulating Fan is an efficient fan, or blower motor which blows the air that your furnace heats up through the duct system.
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