For many households, there typically seems to be a lengthy list of home improvement projects that they want to complete or new ideas they’d like to attempt. While several may not be necessary, furnace replacement is a job that may be critical to keeping your home comfortable through the colder months in Albuquerque.
Selecting a new furnace is a sizeable investment. You’ll absolutely notice the return-on-investment on your indoor comfort as well as your energy costs, but it might be a bit daunting at first. The good news is that when you buy a new energy-efficient furnace, 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 get the tax credit, you are required to buy a furnace that has earned the ENERGY STAR label. However, it can’t be a furnace that is labeled ENERGY STAR for “U.S. South Only.” When looking for furnace replacements, look for heat pumps with the ENERGY STAR rating so you can be confident you’re choosing a high-efficiency furnace.
At I-Deal HVAC, we’ll help you select an option that matches your needs and makes sure you qualify for this tax credit. While ENERGY STAR products signify high efficiency, you will want to check the furnace you select has an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) greater than 95, in order to qualify for the tax credit. AFUE indicates the percent of heat produced for every dollar of fuel consumed.
Qualifying for the tax credit won’t be the only savings you’ll observe when you buy a new high-efficiency furnace. Many of the most efficient solutions can save you hundreds of dollars on your energy bills all year long. And your family will also have higher confidence in your HVAC system to keep your house at just the right temperature.
If you think of questions regarding your eligibility for a tax credit, or if there are additional local savings you might be eligible for by getting a new high-efficiency furnace, give our technicians at I-Deal HVAC a call at 505-445-1250. You can also visit ENERGY STAR or contact your local utility establishment if you have questions about other eligible home products.