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Can I receive a tax credit for my new furnace?

For a lot of families, there usually seems to be a lengthy list of home improvement to-do’s that they want to complete or new ideas they’d like to attempt. While several may not be required, furnace replacement is one task that could be key to keeping your home comfortable through the winter months in Mechanicsville.

Getting a new furnace is a great investment. You’ll absolutely see the return-on-investment on your indoor comfort as well as your utility costs, but it might be a bit daunting at first. The good news is that when you purchase a new energy-efficient furnace, you might 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 purchase a furnace that has earned the ENERGY STAR label. Keep in mind it can’t be a furnace that is labeled ENERGY STAR for “U.S. South Only.” When shopping for furnace replacements, keep an eye out for solutions with the ENERGY STAR rating so you can be confident you’re picking a high-efficiency furnace.

At M & S Heating & Air LLC, we’ll help you select a product that meets your needs and helps you qualify for this tax credit. While ENERGY STAR products indicate high efficiency, it’s important to confirm the furnace you pick 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.

This tax credit will not be the only savings you’ll find when you purchase a new high-efficiency furnace. A lot of the most efficient products can save you hundreds of dollars on your utility costs during the year. And your family will also have higher confidence in your HVAC system to keep your house at just the right comfort level.

If you come across questions regarding your eligibility for a tax credit, or if there are additional local savings you could be eligible for by getting a new high-efficiency furnace, give our professionals at M & S Heating & Air LLC a call at 301-363-4699. You may also visit ENERGY STAR or contact your local utility establishment if you have questions about other eligible home products.

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