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Get More Green With Tax Breaks for Home Energy Upgrades

Are you considering a home improvement upgrade? There’s exciting news for you, whether you’re looking for a new HVAC system, a water heater, or enhanced insulation. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) significantly improved tax credits for energy-efficient home improvements, making it easier than ever to save money while helping the environment. 

The IRA empowers Americans to make their homes more energy-efficient by providing federal tax credits and deductions. Through 2032, federal income tax credits of up to $3,200 annually are available to homeowners to lower the cost of energy-efficient home upgrades by up to 30 percent. Let’s dive into the key incentives and how to take advantage of them.

Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit (25C)

A cornerstone of the IRA, the 25C credit enables homeowners to claim a 30% tax deduction—up to $1,200—on eligible energy-efficient upgrades through 2032. Heat pumps and heat pump water heaters qualify for an increased annual credit limit of $2,000.

This credit applies to a wide range of improvements, including:

  • High-efficiency HVAC systems 
  • Insulation and air sealing
  • Water heaters
  • Energy-efficient windows and doors
  • Home energy audits – a $150 credit 

High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Act (HEEHRA)

This isn’t a tax credit but a point-of-sale rebate when a homeowner purchases. The HEEHRA program provides up to $14,000 per household in point-of-purchase rebates for low- and moderate-income families. Qualified electrification projects include heat pump HVAC systems, heat pump water heaters, electric stoves and cooktops, and heat pump clothes dryers. It also enables measures such as upgrading circuit panels, insulation, air sealing, ventilation, and wiring. 

Taking Advantage of the Incentives

To claim IRA credits, you must keep receipts for your qualified improvements and file them with your tax return. It’s always best to consult a tax professional to claim the credit correctly.

Some of the Fine Print 

Your home must be in the U.S., and it must be an existing home that you improve or add onto. This credit does not apply to a newly built home. You may not claim the credit if you’re a landlord or other property owner and you do not live in the home. The credits have no lifetime dollar limits, and homeowners may claim the maximum annual credit every year that eligible improvements are made through 2032. The credits are nonrefundable, so you cannot get back more on the credit than you owe in taxes. You may not apply any excess credit to future tax years.

The Bottom Line

Investing in energy efficiency is a win-win. You’ll save money on your monthly utility bills, increase your home’s comfort, and do your part to reduce your carbon footprint. Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, there’s no better time to make the switch! Let Goettl’s experts upgrade your home’s systems and help you save the environment and your wallet.

Here’s where you can find more information on how to get the tax credits and what qualifies:

Disclaimer: Always consult with a tax professional to navigate the specific qualifications for each credit, ensuring you maximize your benefits and comply with all requirements.


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