How to Get the Residential Energy Efficiency Property Credit in Albany in 2020

When it comes to energy-efficient HVAC installation in Albany, there’s great news for your family this tax period.

The Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit has been lengthened through 2020. This could qualify you for credits for energy-efficient home enhancements, like new heating and cooling systems, water heaters and heat pumps.

What Equipment is Eligible?

To become eligible for the reduction, the residence must be the taxpayer’s chief house in the U.S. The improvement should work for at least five years, with the first use beginning with the homeowner.

What Kinds of Changes are Considered High-Efficiency Renovations?

Generally, this tax incentive equals 10% of the price of the subsequent energy-saving enhancements that meet specific 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
  • Particular metal and asphalt roofing
  • Energy-efficient exterior storm windows, skylights and storm doors
  • Solar/geothermal energy products, for instance solar electricity, solar water heaters and geothermal heat pumps

Is There a Limit to How Much I Can Claim?

Yes, there’s a lifetime max credit of $500 per home. This means if you have taken this credit in prior years, you must decrease any credit you previously claimed.

If you’ve previously claimed the top amount, you aren’t eligible for any other credits with this extension.

Credit Limits for Particular Items

Incentives are limited for a couple of participating solutions:


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

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Been putting off getting new heating and cooling system? Reach the Experts at 518-205-3324 or contact us online. We can help you find an energy-efficient system you can reap tax benefits from the next year.

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