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2013 Air Conditioner Tax Credit Guide

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Here at Michael Bonsby Heating & Air Conditioning, we have some great news for our customers in Germantown, Gaithersburg, Clarksburg, and throughout MD. If you purchased and installed a new, energy-efficient AC system in 2012, you might be eligible for a tax credit right now. Enacted on Jan. 2, 2013, the fiscal cliff avoidance legislation retroactively reinstated the 25C tax credit for highly efficient AC systems.

Wondering if you qualify for the air conditioner tax credit? Keep reading to learn more or contact us online!
Also, if you want to take advantage of the newly extended federal tax credit by scheduling new AC installation, just give us a call at 301-990-7970.

AC Systems that Qualify for the Federal Tax Credit

If you purchased and installed one of the following AC systems in 2012, you qualify for a $300 tax credit:

  • Split system central air conditioners with 16 SEER and 13 EER
  • Packaged central air conditioners with 14 SEER and 13 EER

Wondering what SEER and EER ratings mean? SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is a benchmark of how efficient a given air conditioning system is. In general, the higher the SEER, the less electricity the unit uses to do its job, which can help you save money on your energy bills. To obtain ENERGY STAR certification, an AC system must have a SEER rating of at least 14.

EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) is a measure of unit efficiency under the hottest temperatures. The EPA suggests purchasing and installing a new unit with an EER rating of at least 11.6.

Schedule New AC Installation today

Do you have an old AC system? Is it more than 10 years old? Older AC units are not as efficient as newer ones, which can mean higher electric bills, as your unit will have to work harder to cool your home.

You can still take advantage of the federal tax credit available for the installation of efficient AC systems—it has been extended to Dec. 31, 2013. Now is the perfect time to schedule AC installation in Germantown, Gaithersburg, and Clarksburg, and anywhere else in the Montgomery County, Maryland area since we’re fast approaching the warmer months.

Contact Michael Bonsby Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule new AC installation and take advantage of the $300 federal tax credit available for efficient systems. We have been proudly serving MD for over two decades now. We’re an authorized dealer of American Standard brand HVAC equipment, and we also feature many other brands of equipment and material.

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