How to Secure Your Rebate for a New Heat Pump in 2023

March 23, 2023

Heat pumps have been hailed as one of the most energy-efficient solutions for year-round comfort in your home. Not only do they help lower your monthly electricity bill, but they can help minimize strain on any other heating and cooling systems.

Additionally, right now the Inflation Reduction Act offers a rebate of up to $8,000, making new installation even more affordable. What are you waiting for? Call the pros at The Frazier Company to arrange heat pump installation in Omaha.

What Is the Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 intends to reduce inflation's impact on the country. An increasingly popular strategy is funding green technology and making efficient, eco-friendly home improvements more affordable.

You can earn both rebates and tax credits after purchasing energy-efficient systems like heat pumps. There has never been a better time to go green!

How Will the Inflation Reduction Act Affect Me

The Inflation Reduction Act affects you and other homeowners by making heat pumps and other energy-efficient home upgrades more affordable. It does this through a combination of rebates and tax credits.

When considering the Inflation Reduction Act heat pump rebates and tax credits, you have two options for lowering costs. The program you choose is dependent on your income.

The two programs available are:

  • Inflation Reduction Act heat pump rebate
  • Inflation Reduction Act heat pump tax credit

What Is the Inflation Reduction Act Heat Pump Rebate

The heat pump rebate available from the Inflation Reduction Act is for low-income and moderate-income homeowners. Your rebate can cover the entire cost of heat pump installation for low-income homeowners and up to 50% percent for moderate-income homeowners.

The rebate has a maximum of $8,000 for both low-income and moderate-income homeowners. It is a point-of-sale rebate, which means you deduct the rebate from the initial purchase price of the heat pump.

The income conditions are:

  • Low Income: Less than 80% of the area median income
  • Moderate Income: 80-150% of the area median income

Not sure which income category you're in or what the average income is in your area? The nonprofit group Rewiring America has an online calculator you can use to find out. All you need is your ZIP Code and household income.

What Is the Inflation Reduction Act Heat Pump Tax Credit

For homeowners with incomes that exceed what qualifies for a heat pump rebate, there is an Inflation Reduction Act heat pump tax credit. Along with the ability to redeem the credit for up to 30 percent of the purchase or installation of a heat pump, the heat pump tax credit is worth a maximum of $2,000.

Different from the rebate, which is used immediately during your initial purchase, the tax credit is claimed when you do your taxes.* Don't lose your receipt, because the credit can be claimed the same year the heat pump was purchased.

*Consult with a tax professional for full details on how to apply

Which Models of Heat Pumps Qualify for the Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act heat pump tax credits and rebates only apply to the purchase and installation of energy-efficient heat pump models.

At the very least, a heat pump must have ENERGY STAR® certification for eligibility for the rebate or tax credit. Ask for more information from our team at The Frazier Company.

How Do I Get the Inflation Reduction Act Rebate

For qualifying homeowners, the heat pump rebate in the Inflation Reduction Act can be earned after purchasing the heat pump. You get it right away since it's deducted from the price of purchase and installation of the heat pump. You don't have to send in a proof of purchase or wait for a rebate to come later.

The Inflation Reduction Act heat pump tax credit, alternatively, is something you redeem on your taxes.* It reduces the total amount of money owed to the government once you file taxes.

*Consult with a tax professional for full details on how to apply

Contact the Comfort Pros at The Frazier Company for More Information About the Inflation Reduction Act Heat Pump Rebate and Tax Credit

With a high-efficiency heat pump, you can save money and do your part for the environment using tax credits and rebates from the Inflation Reduction Act. The Frazier Company is happy to help you navigate the details on these discount programs so you get maximum savings! Our certified team is ready to help make your next heat pump installation Omaha a seamless experience.