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Let Us Help You Get Tax Credits On HVAC Equipment

The tax credits being offered by the federal government for new HVAC equipment for 2011 but they are still big enough to make upgrading your system worthwhile. Installing a high-efficiency air conditioning unit can also save you more than 40 percent this summer on your electric bill. Given how hot it gets in Yuma, the savings can pay for the cost of the unit in less than six years.

To qualify for the federal tax credits on your purchase of HVAC equipment, you must buy a product that carries the Energy Star seal. The U.S. EPA has set the criteria that a new product must meet to earn the label, and it has to do with the amount of energy it conserves. For example, a new air conditioning system that has the Energy Star seal and a SEER rating of 18 will cost substantially less to operate than an A/C unit that is 10 years old.

The tax credit on a new AC unit that meets the criteria is $300. The government will also provide tax credits of $300 to people who purchase an energy-efficient heat pump, which is an excellent alternative to a gas powered furnace in warm weather spots like Yuma. The credit on a new energy efficient gas powered furnace slips to $150.

Trying to figure out what system is best for your home and how to achieve the greatest savings can be very confusing. Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric can answer any questions that you have and help you find the best deal. With over 50 years of experience, we have long been the preferred HVAC provider in the Yuma area. In addition to the federal tax credits, Hansberger can also help you find rebates that are available from the state of Arizona and equipment manufacturers, which will save you even more money.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Hansberger Refrigeration & Electric Co services the Yuma area in Arizona. To get started, check out our website.