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

April 08, 2020

For many families, there always seems to be a lengthy list of home improvement projects that they need to achieve or new ideas they’d like to attempt. While a few may not be required, purchasing a new heat pump is an example of a job that could be vital to keeping your indoor space comfortable through the colder months in Los Angeles.

Selecting a new heat pump is a great investment. You’ll certainly notice the return-on-investment on your indoor comfort along with your energy bills, but it may be a bit overwhelming at first. The good news is that when you purchase a new energy-efficient heat pump, you might be eligible 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 select a heat pump that has received the ENERGY STAR label. When researching heat pumps, watch for solutions with the ENERGY STAR rating so you can be certain you’re selecting a high-efficiency heat pump.

At AZ Air Conditioning and Heating, our experts help you pick a solution that meets 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 buy 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


Taking advantage of this opportunity is not going to be the only savings you’ll find when you purchase a new high-efficiency heat pump. Several of the most efficient solutions can save you hundreds of dollars on your energy costs throughout the year. And your household will also have higher confidence in your HVAC system to help your home stay at just the right comfort level.

If you have questions concerning your eligibility for a tax credit, or if there are other local savings you might be eligible for by getting a new high-efficiency heat pump, give our pros at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 800-296-5088. You can also visit ENERGY STAR or contact your local utility organization if you have questions about other eligible home products.