How to Earn the Residential Energy Efficiency Property Credit in Tempe in 2020

As far as energy-efficient HVAC installation in Tempe, there’s fantastic news for you at tax time.

The Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit has been lengthened through 2020. This may entitle you to incentives for energy-efficient home improvements, like new heating and cooling units, water heaters and heat pumps.

What Are the Eligibility Requirements?

To become eligible for the incentive, the residence must be the taxpayer’s main home in the United States. The improvement should have a life of a minimum of five years, with the original use originating with the homeowner.

What Kinds of Enhancements are Qualify for High-Efficiency Renovations?

Typically, this tax reduction is equivalent to 10% of the expense of the ensuing energy-saving improvements that achieve specified ENERGY STAR® conditions:

  • Advanced main air-circulating fans
  • Energy-efficient gas, propane or oil furnaces
  • Energy-efficient gas, propane or oil hot water boilers
  • Energy-efficient heat pumps
  • Energy-efficient water heaters
  • Energy-efficient central air conditioners
  • Insulation
  • Certain metal and asphalt roofing
  • Energy-efficient exterior storm windows, skylights and storm doors
  • Solar/geothermal energy solutions, such as solar electricity, solar water heaters and geothermal heat pumps

Is There a Maximum Amount I Can Claim?

Yes, there’s a lifetime limitation of $500 per home. This means if you have used this reduction in previous years, you should lower any credit you previously claimed.

If you’ve already claimed the maximum amount, you aren’t eligible for any extra credits under this expansion.

Credit Limits for Certain Equipment

Credits have a limit for some eligible equipment:


  • Windows and skylights—$200
  • Advanced main air circulation—$50
  • Hot water boilers—$150
  • Energy-efficient systems—$300

If you have questions about how you can benefit from the extension of the residential energy efficient property tax credit, download Form 5695 or contact your tax advisor for assistance.

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