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2013 Efficiency Federal Tax Credit 25C
     
 

Product Type

Tax Credit

Specification

Tax CreditEffective Date

Find Qualifying

Equipment

Residential

Central A/C

Split:

EER >= 13

SEER >= 16

Packaged: 

EER >= 12

SEER >= 14

$300 

January 1, 2012

to

December 31, 2013 

Air Conditioners 

Residential

Air-Source

Heat Pumps

Split:

HSPF >= 8.5

EER >= 12.5

SEER >= 15

Packaged:

HSPF >= 8

EER >= 12

SEER >= 14 

$300 

January 1, 2012

to

December 31, 2013 

 

Residential Gas,

Oil, Propane Furnace

or Hot Water Boiler

Furnaces:

Gas >= 95% AFUE

Oil >= 95% AFUE

Propane >= 95% AFUE

Boilers:

AFUE >= 95% 

 $150

January 1, 2012

to

December 31, 2013 

Hot Water Boilers 

Advanced Main Air

Circulating Fan

ECM Blower in Furnace-

No more than 2% of the

furnace's total energy use.

 $50

January 1, 2012

to

December 31, 2013 

 Eligible Furnaces

Residential Gas,

Oil, Propane

Water Heater

Energy Factor >= 0.82

 

Thermal Efficiency >= 0.90 

 $300

January 1, 2012

to

December 31, 2013 

Water Heaters 

Residential

Electric Heat Pump

Water Heater

 Energy Factor >= 2.0$300 

January 1, 2012

to

December 31, 2013 

 
 
Note:
 
A Manufacturer’s Certification is a signed statement from the manufacturer certifying that the product or component qualifies for the tax credit. The IRS encourages manufacturers to provide these Certifications on their website to facilitate identification of qualified products. Taxpayers must keep a copy of the certification statement for their records, but do not have to submit a copy with their tax return.
 
Tax Credit Details for Homeowners:
  • The efficiency levels required reflect the highest tier of the CEE High-efficiency Specification for Residential HVAC Systems as of January 1, 2009. Please note: Equipment listed in the chart below (except water heaters, which only needs to achieve one of the efficiency specifications) must meet all performance specifications for its category. For example, a tax-credit eligible split central air conditioner must have stated performance ratings of 13 EER and 16 SEER.
  • Improvements made in 2012 will be claimed on your 2012 taxes (filed by April 15, 2013)
  • The lifetime credit cap of $500 was reinstated. If you have claimed more than $500 in 25C tax credits since January 1, 2005, you are disqualified from any further credits