While energy credits have changed, you can still get rebates on some HVAC systems.
If you live in the Seattle area, you’ll be happy to know that upgrading your HVAC appliances is the best way to save money on your monthly utility bills and reduce your energy usage. To help consumers purchase energy-efficient appliances, the government has introduced a number of tax credits and rebates for up to $1,500.
What Types of Products Qualify for the Federal Tax Credits?
Certain energy-efficient products purchased during 2012 and 2013 qualify for a 10 percent tax credit up to $500. If you want to take advantage of these credits, install one of the following items in your house before December 31st, 2013:
- Non-solar water heaters
- HVAC systems
- Metal and asphalt roofs
- Energy efficient doors and windows
- New insulation
What Types of HVAC Products Qualify for Rebates?
Consumers often save the most when they install products and HVAC systems that qualify for rebates. Government rebates can be used on the following products that have been installed on homes before December 31st, 2013:
- Residential wind turbines
- Geothermal pumps
- Newly installed solar energy panels
The rebates for the above products are for up to 30 percent of the purchase price. If you are planning to purchase a home in the state of Washington before the year is over, installing a solar energy system is the ideal way to save on future energy costs. Remember that these rebates only apply to primary residences; all second homes and rental properties do not qualify.
Heat Pump Rebates for the Residents of Seattle
Heat pumps are one of the most energy efficient appliances for keeping your home’s temperature at a comfortable level. Heat pumps work by circulating warm air through a building instead of generating it. The pump also doubles as an air conditioner because it can remove hot air from the interior of your home.
Geothermal heat pumps are widely popular because they are sturdy, can easily be installed in any home and can reduce energy usage by 30 to 60 percent because it collects heat from the ground instead of using power to generate it.
Homeowners who live within the Seattle area can take advantage of a $1,500 rebate on their new ductless heat pump system. The $1,500 rebate combined with the reduction in monthly utility bills will generate the most cost savings out of any energy efficient plan available.
Heat pumps work best in moderate climates, which is why they are so popular among Seattle area residents. Because they are so affordable to install, the $1,500 rebate will help immensely with consumers’ pocketbooks while allowing them to increase their energy savings over the foreseeable future. Homeowners will experience even greater savings by installing a heat pump alongside other energy efficient appliances.
Let MM Comfort Systems help you take advantage of these rebates.
MM Comfort Systems sells and installs Seattle heat pumps, heating systems, air conditioning systems and other heating and cooling appliances. Call us at 425.533.9058 or complete our online contact form to learn more.