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News / Tax Credits Extended for 2016
Posted on: Jan 25, 2016
The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2015 (H.R. 2029), extends the §25C tax credits for highly efficient HVAC equipment that expired at the end of 2014. 

Specifically, this applies to equipment placed in service after December 31, 2014 through December 31, 2016. 

Please note that the maximum §25C tax credit that can be claimed by a taxpayer for all qualified energy efficiency improvements made in 2011 through 2016 is $500. Qualified equipment includes HVAC products with the minimum efficiencies shown in the table below. 

Tax credit certificates can be accessed through the GO website under Product Information > U.S. Tax Credit Manufacturer’s Certificates. 


Product Type
Tax Credit

Minimum Efficiency Requirements
   Furnaces / Boilers $150
Natural gas, propane, or oil with an AFUE of not less than 95%.
   AC & HP $300

Split system central air conditioners that achieve 16 SEER and 13 EER 
Packaged central air conditioners that achieve 14 SEER and 12 EER 

Split system electric heat pumps that achieve 15 SEER, 12.5 EER and 8.5 HSPF 
Packaged electric heat pumps that achieve 14 SEER, 12.0 EER and 8.0 HSPF 

   Advanced Main Air
   Circulating Fan
A fan used in a natural gas, propane, or oil furnace with an annual electricity
use of no more than 2 percent of the total energy use of the furnace.

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