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

As far as energy-efficient HVAC installation in Hillsborough, there’s fantastic news for homeowners this tax season.

The Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit has been extended through 2020. This may make you eligible for credits for energy-efficient home improvements, like modern heating and cooling units, water heaters and heat pumps.

What Equipment is Eligible?

To be entitled for the incentive, the residence must be the taxpayer’s chief house in the U.S. The improvement needs to last for a minimum of five years, with the first use starting with you.

What Varieties of Improvements are Qualify for High-Efficiency Upgrades?

Generally, this tax credit corresponds with 10% of the expense of the ensuing energy-saving changes that meet 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
  • Particular exterior storm windows, skylights and storm doors
  • Solar/geothermal energy products, such as solar electricity, solar water heaters and geothermal heat pumps

How Much Can I Claim?

Yes, there’s a lifetime max credit of $500 per home. This means if you have used this credit in past years, you are required to lower any credit you claimed earlier.

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

Credit Caps for Particular Items

Incentives have a limit for a couple of eligible equipment:


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

Improve Your Heating and Cooling System Today

Been putting off installing new heating and cooling equipment? Reach the Experts at 908-448-2154 or contact us online. We can help you choose an energy-efficient system you can earn tax benefits during the upcoming year.

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