Friedrich® wants to help you take advantage of new incentives that could affect how you replace your ducted heating and cooling systems. As part of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, you can now take advantage of enhanced tax incentives and a new state-administered consumer rebate program that were designed to encourage you to upgrade your HVAC systems with heat pumps and high-efficiency air conditioners and furnaces. This section provides important information on the Energy Efficient Home Improvement Federal Tax Credit (Tax Section 25C) and the High Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Program.
Effective January 1, 2023, the Energy Efficient Home Improvement Federal Tax Credit (EEHI) gives you a tax credit equal to 30% of equipment and installation costs for the highest efficiency tier products, up to $600 for qualified air conditioners and $600 for qualified furnaces, as well as up to $2,000 for qualified heat pumps. Here are a few things you should know about the EEHI:
Gas Furnaces:≥ 97% AFUE
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The Electric Home Rebate Program offers consumer rebates on qualifying heat pumps, Panel Replacements and Electrical Wiring. Here are a few things you should know about the Electric Home Rebate Program:
Q: Is the $2,000 tax credit for a heat pump system conditioned on replacing a central air conditioner and furnace?
A: No, replacement systems are eligible, and consumers who choose to replace an existing heat pump with a new heat pump can claim the credit.
Q: When will the High Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Program launch?
A: The Department of Energy is expected to issue rebate program rules in Q2 2023 and we expect the states to set up rebate programs for state constituent participation in Q4 of 2023.
Q: Can a customer claim both an Energy Efficient Home Improvement tax credit and a rebate through the High Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Program?
A: There is no statutory prohibition on a customer claiming both a credit and rebate, but the US Treasury Department must issue final implementing rules on incentive layering.
Additional state, local and utility rebates may be available in your area. For a list of energy efficiency tax credits, visit the Rebate Center.
Get our Downloadable IRA Reference Guide to discover how you can take advantage of tax incentives in 2023 and beyond.