The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 has the potential to be incredibly beneficial for many homeowners. Especially for those looking to make home improvements. Homeowners in the 25C tax bracket could see a high return on their investment, making it easier to manage the costs of owning and maintaining a home. With this extra money, people in the 25C tax bracket can invest back into their home and quality of life. Whether it’s using the funds for security upgrades or recreational outings with family, this act allows people to make important choices that could otherwise be out of reach.
What Is the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022?
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 was passed on August 16, 2022 and was designed to limit inflation by reducing the deficit and addressing significant issues the U.S. faces within climate control and health care. Specifically for residential single-family homeowners, this act includes many incentives for installing high-efficiency home heating and cooling products as well as services such as duct sealing or appliance electrification. In addition, the Inflation Reduction Act can aid homeowners by lowering their tax bills through rebates and tax-credits.
Homeowners Can Receive Generous Tax Credits
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 benefits homeowners under tax section 25C by enabling them to invest in higher efficiency home comfort systems. In addition to the extra comfort, these systems can potentially reduce monthly heating and cooling costs.
Key changes in regards to tax credit 25C involve:
- No lifetime tax credit cap
- Not limited to primary residences
- Percentage of credit increase from 10% to 30% of equipment and installation costs
Equipment Installed in 2022
Homeowners with eligible HVAC equipment installed on or after January 1, 2022 may be eligible for retroactive tax credits. Homeowners with qualifying equipment installations in this time period will receive 10% of the costs of the installation in tax credit and 100% of the costs associated with installing the qualified systems:
- Water heaters
- Heat pumps
- Central AC systems
- Hot water boilers
Homeowners Can Help the Environment
The Inflation Reduction Act encourages homeowners to switch to greener options by providing them with a tangible financial incentive – tax credits. This all-electric switch can have a positive environmental impact, as swapping out fossil fuel-powered HVAC equipment for electric stands to make a considerable dent in carbon dioxide emissions.
Furthermore, this transition to electricity could bring down energy bills and save you money through the use of heat pumps and other associated products that minimize maintenance costs. As such, this is the perfect opportunity for households to save on their taxes while making eco-conscious decisions that benefit the entire planet in the long run.
How to Get Your HVAC Upgrade
Get in touch with our team at Acro Comfort Air, LLC to learn more about the Inflation Reduction Act products that can best benefit your home. Our skilled and experienced technicians are dedicated to providing affordable pricing and fast, convenient scheduling.
The energy efficient home improvement credit in the Inflation Reduction Act includes the following tax credit values:
- Up to $600 for qualified air conditioners and furnaces
- Up to $2,000 for qualified heat pump, heat pump water heater or boiler
- Up to $1,200 in homeowner tax credit for duct sealing and other HVAC services.
- HEERA Rebate program rebate, which includes $1,600 for duct sealing
- $8,000 for a heat pump for space heating or cooling
- $1,600 for insulation, duct sealing, and ventilation
The Inflation Reduction Act offers incentives to homeowners looking to purchase high-efficiency equipment. Homeowners can enjoy generous tax credits that significantly reduce the financial impact of their purchases while tackling climate change. With this update, more and more households have the opportunity to contribute to a healthier environment while boosting their indoor comfort.