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

April 08, 2020

For many households, there always seems to be a lengthy list of home improvement to-do’s that they need to achieve or new ideas they’d like to try. While some may not be required, getting a new heat pump is an example of a job that could be key to keeping your home comfortable during the cooler months in Haines City.

Selecting a new heat pump is a large investment. You’ll certainly feel the return-on-investment on your indoor comfort in addition to your monthly bills, but it could be a tad 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 pushed through December 31, 2020. In order to receive the tax credit, you must purchase a heat pump that has received the ENERGY STAR label. When researching heat pumps, look for types with the ENERGY STAR rating so you can be confident you’re choosing a high-efficiency heat pump.

At Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co., our experts help you pick a solution that meets your needs and helps you qualify for this tax credit. While ENERGY STAR products signify high efficiency, you’ll need to confirm the heat pump you pick 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


Qualifying for the tax credit will not be the only savings you’ll find when you select a new high-efficiency heat pump. Some of the most efficient solutions can save you hundreds of dollars on your utility costs all year long. And you’ll also have greater confidence in your HVAC system to help your home stay at just the right comfort level.

Whether you have questions about your eligibility for a tax credit, or if there are further local savings you may be eligible for by getting a new high-efficiency heat pump, give our pros at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. a call at 863-216-2923. You may also visit ENERGY STAR or call your local utility company if you have questions about other eligible home products.