How to Claim the Residential Energy Efficiency Property Credit in La Porte in 2020

In regard to energy-efficient HVAC installation in La Porte, there’s fantastic news for you this tax period.

The Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit has been extended through 2020. This can qualify you for incentives for energy-efficient home modifications, like modern heating and cooling systems, water heaters and heat pumps.

What Makes My Purchase Eligible?

To qualify for the incentive, the residence must be the taxpayer’s main house in the U.S. The improvement should have a life of a minimum of five years, with the original use beginning with the taxpayer.

What Varieties of Changes are Considered High-Efficiency Updates?

Generally, this tax reduction equals 10% of the price of the following energy-saving enhancements that achieve specified ENERGY STAR® requirements:

  • Advanced main air-circulating fans
  • Energy-efficient gas, propane or oil furnaces
  • Energy-efficient gas, propane or oil hot water boilers
  • Energy-efficient heat pumps
  • Energy-efficient water heaters
  • Energy-efficient central air conditioners
  • Insulation
  • Qualified metal and asphalt roofing
  • Particular exterior storm windows, skylights and storm doors
  • Solar/geothermal energy products, such as solar electricity, solar water heaters and geothermal heat pumps

Am I Limited to Claiming a Certain Amount?

Yes, there’s a lifetime max credit of $500 per home. This means if you have claimed this reduction in prior years, you should reduce any credit you already claimed.

If you’ve already claimed the max amount, you won’t be eligible for any additional incentives with this continuation.

Credit Caps for Particular Equipment

Incentives are limited for certain eligible solutions:


  • Windows and skylights—$200
  • Advanced main air circulation—$50
  • Hot water boilers—$150
  • Energy-efficient systems—$300

If you have questions about how you can benefit from the extension of the residential energy efficient property tax credit, download Form 5695 or contact your tax advisor for assistance.

Enhance Your Heating and Cooling Equipment Today

Been procrastinating getting new heating and cooling system? Talk with the Experts at 281-407-9478 or contact us online. We can help you find an energy-efficient system you can get tax benefits during the upcoming year.

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