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

April 08, 2020

For most families, there always seems to be a large list of house projects that they need to complete or new ideas they’d like to try. While some may not be required, getting a new heat pump is an example of a job that could be vital to keeping your indoor space comfortable through the colder months in Tucson.

Purchasing a new heat pump is a big investment. You’ll certainly see the return-on-investment on your indoor comfort as well as your monthly bills, but it might be a tad intimidating at first. The good news is that when you purchase a new energy-efficient heat pump, you may be approved 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 get the tax credit, you must select a heat pump that has gotten the ENERGY STAR label. When researching heat pumps, keep an eye out for types with the ENERGY STAR rating so you can be certain you’re getting a high-efficiency heat pump.

At Ambient Air, we’ll help you find a solution that matches your needs and helps you qualify for this tax credit. While ENERGY STAR products signify high efficiency, you should confirm the heat pump you buy 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


Taking advantage of this opportunity will not be the only savings you’ll find when you select a new high-efficiency heat pump. Many of the most efficient heat pumps can save you hundreds of dollars on your utility costs all year long. And you’ll also have higher confidence in your HVAC system to keep your house at just the right temperature.

When you think of questions concerning your eligibility for a tax credit, or if there are other local savings you could be eligible for by getting a new high-efficiency heat pump, give our experts at Ambient Air a call at 520-357-4912. You may also visit ENERGY STAR or contact your local utility organization if you have questions about other eligible home products.