Tax Credits

Tax Credits

Act Now to Save up to $1500 on a New High-Efficiency HVAC System

2011 Federal Tax Credits Available For Qualifying Residential Systems

On December 17, 2010, President Obama signed H.R. 4853, known as the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010, which extends Federal tax credits on qualifying, high-efficiency HVAC equipment through December 31, 2011. Details about the changes include:

• The maximum homeowners may receive in tax credits for purchasing qualifying products, has been reduced from $1,500 to $500.
• The lifetime credit cap of $500 was reinstated. If you have claimed more than $500 in 25C tax credits since January 1, 2005, you are disqualified from any further credits.
• All furnaces and boilers, whether natural gas, propane or oil, must have an AFUE of 95 or above to be eligible for the credit.
• Geothermal system tax credits are unaffected by these changes and remain in place as is through December 13, 2016.
• The credit is no longer 30% of qualified residential energy property costs (including labor), but is now equal to an amount not to exceed:

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Click here for the Stimulus Bill Worksheet

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Utility companies are also getting involved by offering rebates to customers that buy high efficiency appliances for the home. Check with your local energy provider for more details or go to www.dsireusa.org(http://www.dsireusa.org/) to find the energy efficiency programs in your state.

Today’s residential air conditioning systems use about 5% of our country’s total electricity output at a cost of over $11 billion to homeowners. By switching to high-efficiency systems, homeowners can help reduce this energy use by 20-60 percent.

An independent study recently found that 39 percent of homeowners nationwide would pay a premium for a high-efficiency, two-stage air conditioner that offers humidity and precise temperature control. In fact, high-efficiency best comfort systems were up 30% from 2007 to 2008, and with the stimulus bill tax credits available, is on pace to grow another 30-35% even in a down economy. The geothermal segment has grown at a much faster rate.

Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson, offers innovative energy efficiency solutions like the Copeland Scroll UltraTech™ compressor which delivers 16+ SEER while providing maximum humidity control. In fact, systems with Copeland Scroll UltraTech provide up to 60 percent greater energy efficiency which can save homeowners hundreds of dollars a year in energy costs. Click here(http://pauthoring.emersonclimate.com/EN-US/RESOURCES/ENERGY/AIRCONDITIONING/Pages/EnergySavings.aspx) to see how much you can save on energy costs by upgrading to a higher-efficiency system.

With the ever-changing legislation in the HVAC industry, you can depend on award-winning products from Emerson Climate Technologies to be the right choice for the 16+ SEER market… the right choice to keep you – and your reputation – ahead of the curve.

Visit Copeland Scroll®(http://pauthoring.emersonclimate.com/en-US/products/compressors/scroll_compressors/Pages/scroll_compressors.aspx) for more information on product details.

Links for more information on the Stimulus Bill:

www.acca.org(http://www.acca.org/)
www.ahrinet.org(http://www.ahrinet.org/)
www.dsireusa.org(http://www.dsireusa.org/)
www.emersonclimate.com(http://www.emersonclimate.com/)
www.energy.gov(http://www.energy.gov/)
www.energystar.gov(http://www.energystar.gov/)
www.energytaxincentives.org(http://www.energytaxincentives.org/)
www.recovery.gov(http://www.recovery.gov/)
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