Tax Credits & Utility Rebates
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and commonly referred to as the Stimulus or The Recovery Act, is an economic stimulus package enacted by the 111th United States Congress in February 2009.

Among the 787 billion approved were funds designated for energy efficiency upgrades for homeowners.
If you purchase an energy-efficient product or renewable energy system for your home, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit. Note: This is a dollar for dollar tax credit, not a deduction.

Below you will find an overview of the federal tax credits and local utility rebates for energy efficiency upgrades. Please note that not all products designated “Energy Star” are eligible for the tax credit.

Tax Credit: 10% of cost up to $500
Central AC: Split System:16 SEER & 13 EER
Packaged Unit: 14 SEER & 12 EER
10% of installed cost, $300 max

Heat Pump: Split System: 15 SEER, 12.5 EER. 8.5 HSPF
Packaged Unit: 14 SEER, 12 EER, 8 HSPF
10% of installed cost, $300 max

Furnaces: Gas Furnace: 95 AFUE
Oil Furnace: 95 AFUE
Boilers: 95 AFUE
10% of installed cost, $150 max

Efficient Indoor Fan: $50

Details: Must be an existing home & your principal residence. New construction and rentals do not qualify.
* Consumers should consult a tax professional to ensure they qualify for the tax credit.

Tax Credit: 30% of cost with no upper limit
Expires: December 31, 2016
Details: Existing homes & new construction qualify. Both principal residences and second homes qualify. Rentals do not qualify
• Geothermal Heat Pumps
• Small Wind Turbines
• Solar Energy Systems

Puget Sound Energy home efficiency upgrades rebate incentives:

Heating Systems:
• Ductless heat pump (1.0 ton minimum): $800
• ENERGY STAR qualified geothermal heat pump: $1,500
• Forced-air furnace to air-source heat pump conversion: $1,000
• Air-source heat pump: $200 - $350
• Heat pump sizing and lock-out control: $200
• Heat pump air handler/furnace fan motor upgrade: $250
For information related to other rebates and/or incentives that may be available in your area not included here
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