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

April 08, 2020

For most homeowners, there always seems to be a large list of home improvement to-do’s that they need to complete or new ideas they’d like to do. While several may not be necessary, buying a new heat pump is one job that could be critical to keeping your house comfortable throughout the chillier months in Omaha.

Getting a new heat pump is a great investment. You’ll definitely notice the return-on-investment on your indoor comfort in addition to your energy bills, but it might be a bit overwhelming at first. The good news is that when you purchase a new energy-efficient heat pump, you might be qualified 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 get the tax credit, you must select a heat pump that has received the ENERGY STAR label. When researching heat pumps, look for products with the ENERGY STAR rating so you can be certain you’re getting a high-efficiency heat pump.

At Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning, our experts help you pick a solution that fits your needs and makes sure you qualify for this tax credit. While ENERGY STAR products signify high efficiency, you’ll need to confirm the heat pump you select 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 observe when you get a new high-efficiency heat pump. Several of the most efficient models can save you hundreds of dollars on your energy costs during the year. And you’ll also have higher confidence in your HVAC system to maintain your indoor space at just the right temperature.

If you come across 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 experts at Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 402-509-5940. You could also visit ENERGY STAR or call your local utility establishment if you have questions about other eligible home products.