Stay-at-home orders mean many of us are spending more time than ever in our homes. And when our home is comfortable and safe, we’re much better positioned to face life’s challenges.
One of the ways we can make our homes comfortable is by controlling heat and humidity. With energy efficient furnaces and air conditioners, there is both an immediate pay-off (comfort) and a longer-term one that comes in the form of lower energy use and, in some cases, increased home value.
With the extension of the Minnesota Non-Business Energy Tax Credit, and the possibility that stay-at-home orders will be extended or later renewed, this is the right time to consider a safe investment in energy efficient home heating and cooling systems.
Minnesota Non-Business Energy Tax Credit
- Extended retroactively. Qualifying purchases made between December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2020, are eligible.
- Applies to an existing home that is your principal residence (new construction and rentals excluded).
- Ask your HVAC professional for a Manufacturer Certification Statement.
Minnesota Energy Tax Credit Amounts and Eligibility
- Tax credit of $300. Air conditioners recognized as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient are eligible. Ductless split system requirements: SEER>= 16, EER >= 13 Package system requirements: SEER>= 14, EER >= 12
- Tax credit of $150. Gas furnaces that are ENERGY STAR certified are eligible. Gas and oil furnaces must also meet the requirements of the fan tax credit. Requirement: AFUE=>95
- Tax credit of $50. Advanced main air circulating fans that use no more than 2% of the furnace’s total energy are eligible.
- Tax credit of $300. Heat pumps that are ENERGY STAR certified are eligible. Ductless split system requirements: HSPF >= 8.5, EER >= 12.5, SEER >= 15 Package system requirements: HSPF >= 8, EER >= 12, SEER >= 14
In addition to the Minnesota Energy Tax Credit there is a federal energy tax credit available through December 31, 2021.
We’re here to answer your questions. Contact us to find out if the equipment you plan to purchase is eligible for an energy tax credit.