For most homeowners, there typically seems to be a lengthy list of home improvement projects that they need to achieve or new ideas they’d like to attempt. While some may not be required, getting a new heat pump is one task that could be vital to keeping your house comfortable during the chillier months in Tucson and Phoenix.

Purchasing a new heat pump is a big investment. You’ll absolutely recognize the return on investment on your indoor comfort along with your energy bills, but it may be a tad intimidating at first. The good news is that when you select a new energy-efficient heat pump, you could 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 obtain the tax credit, you must purchase a heat pump that has gotten the ENERGY STAR label. When researching heat pumps, keep an eye out for solutions with the ENERGY STAR rating so you can be certain you’re choosing a high-efficiency heat pump.

At Desert Husky HVAC/R Services, we’ll help you pick a solution that matches your needs and helps you qualify for this tax credit. While ENERGY STAR products indicate high efficiency, you’ll need to confirm the heat pump you purchase 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 will not 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 bills throughout the year. And you’ll also have higher confidence in your HVAC system to maintain your indoor space at just the right temp.

Whether you think of questions regarding your eligibility for a tax credit, or if there are other local savings you may be eligible for by getting a new high-efficiency heat pump, give our pros at Desert Husky HVAC/R Services a call at 520-416-5415. You may also visit ENERGY STAR or reach out to your local utility organization if you have questions about other eligible home products.