Fall comes to Louisiana as a breath of fresh air! After enduring long stretches of high heat and humidity, it feels good to open some windows in your house and give your air-conditioning system a rest. Seeing your utility bills go down can also be a relief.
While your air conditioner is chilling out, or at least shifting from heavy to light duty, you might want to give your furnace consideration. If it’s old or has required a lot of repairs in recent years, it may be time to think about getting a new system installed. This can give you the comfort of knowing you won’t be caught without heat when the cold winter weather arrives. If you act now, you can also take advantage of federal HVAC tax credits, which are set to expire at the end of 2016. It all adds up to affordable HVAC heating and cooling options.
In 2015, the U.S. government renewed the 25C tax credit for high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment. This credit is effective through December 31, 2016, and is part of a larger energy-efficiency incentive for home improvements. A $150 maximum credit is available for qualifying high-efficiency furnaces, and a $300 maximum credit can be claimed for qualifying central air conditioners and heat pumps. You may be eligible for additional home energy tax credits or rebates. Contact your utility company to find out, or visit dsireusa.org to search the DSIRE Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency.
Contact us today to schedule your Fall furnace check-up and to discuss if replacing your older furnace while the rebates are available is the right move for you.