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Green heating, cooling systems could earn tax credits

Energy efficient heating and cooling products already provide meaningful energy savings, but did you know they can also help you out during tax season? If you missed out on the $1,500 in tax credits for Energy Star products in 2011, you have until December 31, 2016, to benefit from federal tax credits for certain types of energy efficient HVAC systems. You could recoup up to 30 percent of your green heating or cooling investment (including installation).

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Which products qualify for the credit?

Before you toss your hard-earned cash into serious green upgrades, it pays to know which ones will give you a hefty credit. Here are a few of the qualifications for claiming HVAC tax credits, according to the U.S. government's Energy Star website:

  1. The tax credit is up to 30 percent of the cost with no upper limit.
  2. Existing homes and new construction both qualify for the credit.
  3. Rental properties do not qualify -- only principal residences and second homes are eligible.
  4. The credit expires on December 16, 2016.
  5. Specific types of green heating and cooling systems are included.

These energy efficient heating and cooling products qualify for the credit:

  1. Geothermal heat pumps. Closed loop pumps must have an EER greater than or equal to 14.1 and a COP greater than or equal to 3.3. Open loops must have an EER of 16.2 or greater and a COP of 3.6 or greater. Direct expansion pumps must have an EER of 15 or greater and a COP of 3.5 or greater.
  2. Small wind turbines. These residential turbines must have a nameplate capacity of no more than 100 kilowatts.
  3. Solar water heaters. At least half of the energy generated by the property must come from the sun, and the system must be certified. The water must be used in the home; swimming pools and hot tubs do not qualify. All applicable code requirements must be met.
  4. Solar panels. These must provide energy for the residence, and must meet all code requirements.
  5. Fuel cells (residential fuel cells and microturbine systems). These fuel cells offer a credit of up to 30 percent of the cost, up to $500 per 0.5 kilowatt of power capacity.

Installation cost on most of these systems qualifies for the tax credit, but check with a pre-screened, certified HVAC contractor to be absolutely certain.

If you qualified for the 2011 tax credits, they must be filed on IRS form 5695, and entered on line 52 of your 2011 IRS form 1040. Remember to save all receipts and warranties associated with new HVAC upgrades. If you are uncertain about how to file these credits on your taxes, speak to a tax professional.

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