For most households, there usually seems to be a lengthy list of home improvement to-do’s that they need to do or new ideas they’d like to attempt. While several may not be necessary, furnace replacement is an example of a job that might be key to keeping your home comfortable throughout the winter months in Ames.

Getting a new furnace is a great investment. You’ll absolutely recognize the return-on-investment on your indoor comfort along with your energy bills, but it may be a tad daunting at first. The good news is that when you buy a new energy-efficient furnace, you could be eligible for a federal tax credit.

According to ENERGY STAR®, the Non-Business Energy Property Tax Credits were pushed through December 31, 2020. In order to obtain the tax credit, you are required to buy a furnace that has earned the ENERGY STAR label. Keep in mind it can’t be a furnace that is labeled ENERGY STAR for “U.S. South Only.” When researching furnace replacements, look for solutions with the ENERGY STAR rating so you can be confident you’re selecting a high-efficiency furnace.

At Haselhoff Air Solutions, the experts will help you find a product that matches your needs and makes sure you qualify for this tax credit. While ENERGY STAR products designate high efficiency, it’s important to clarify that the furnace you select has an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) greater than 95, in order to qualify for the tax credit. AFUE means the percent of heat produced for every dollar of fuel consumed.

This tax credit is not going to be the only savings you’ll receive when you buy a new high-efficiency furnace. A lot of the most efficient furnaces can save you hundreds of dollars on your energy costs all year long. And your household will also have greater confidence in your HVAC system to help your home stay at just the right comfort level.

If you have questions concerning your eligibility for a tax credit, or if there are further local savings you may be eligible for by purchasing a new high-efficiency furnace, give our experts at Haselhoff Air Solutions a call at 515-450-8739. You could also visit ENERGY STAR or contact your local utility company if you have questions about other eligible home products.