We all know how tough the economy has been for most Americans the past few years. One thing that might help when you need a new HVAC system is the federal tax credit program for energy efficiency. Since 2022, the federal government has offered tax credits and deductions that they hope will lead more users to go with Energy Star rated heating and cooling systems for their homes and businesses. In fact, the savings could be as high as 30 percent for certain systems. When you throw in the fact that more energy efficient HVAC systems can produce much lower energy costs, it’s a win-win for Americans like us!
The three primary categories for energy savings are homeowners, home builders, and commercial building owners. The federal tax credit program is also based around what many of us know is called a SEER rating. Now, you may have seen the term "SEER rating" thrown around. But what does it actually mean? SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and it's a measure of how efficiently a cooling system can operate over a season. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the system is at cooling your space, which can lead to lower energy bills and a smaller carbon footprint. So, if you're in the market for a new HVAC system, paying attention to SEER ratings can help you make a money-saving decision, and help you keep the climate controlled in your home or business.