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

For most homeowners, there always seems to be a large list of home to-do’s that they need to get done or new ideas they’d like to attempt. While a few may not be necessary, buying a new heat pump is a project that could be vital to keeping your indoor space comfortable through the colder months in Las Vegas.

Buying a new heat pump is a big investment. You’ll absolutely feel the return-on-investment on your indoor comfort as well as your energy bills, but it may be a bit overwhelming at first. The good news is that when you pick a new energy-efficient heat pump, you may be qualified for a federal tax credit.

According to ENERGY STAR®, the Non-Business Energy Property Tax Credits were extended through December 31, 2020. In order to obtain the tax credit, you must buy a heat pump that has earned the ENERGY STAR label. When browsing for heat pumps, look for types with the ENERGY STAR rating so you can be confident you’re selecting a high-efficiency heat pump.

At Polar Air & Heating, Inc., we’ll help you select a solution that matches your needs and ensures you qualify for this tax credit. While ENERGY STAR products signify high efficiency, it’s important to confirm the heat pump you purchase 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 won’t be the only savings you’ll receive when you purchase a new high-efficiency heat pump. Some of the most efficient models can save you hundreds of dollars on your utility costs throughout the year. And you’ll also have higher confidence in your HVAC system to keep your house at just the right temperature.

If you come across questions about your eligibility for a tax credit, or if there are other local savings you may be eligible for by installing a new high-efficiency heat pump, give our pros at Polar Air & Heating, Inc. a call at 702-623-0579. You could also visit ENERGY STAR or reach out to your local utility establishment if you have questions about other eligible home products.

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