How to Get a Rebate for a New, Energy-Efficient Heat Pump in 2023

March 23, 2023

Heat pumps are considered some of the most energy-efficient solutions for keeping your home cool in summer and warm in winter. Not only do they help lower your monthly electricity bill, but they can help minimize strain on any other heating and cooling systems.

What's more, right now the Inflation Reduction Act offers a rebate of up to $8,000, making it even more affordable than ever. So why wait? Call the pros at Lakeside Heating & Air to request heat pump installation in Chelan and Wenatchee.

What Is the Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 was written in hopes of reducing the effects of inflation on the country. An increasingly popular strategy is funding green technology and making sustainable HVAC systems more affordable.

You can earn these rebates and tax credits when you purchase energy-efficient systems like heat pumps. Now's the perfect time to go green!

How Will the Inflation Reduction Act Influence My Energy Costs

The Inflation Reduction Act affects you and other homeowners by making heat pumps and other energy-efficient home upgrades more affordable. It does that by recouping costs through rebates and tax credits.

When it comes to 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 is capped at $8,000 for both low-income and moderate-income homeowners. It is a point-of-sale rebate, which means you subtract the rebate from the initial cost of a new heat pump.

The income criteria 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 applies to you or what the typical income for your community is? The nonprofit group Rewiring America created an online calculator so you can find out. All you need is your ZIP Code and household income.

What Is the Inflation Reduction Act Heat Pump Tax Credit

For homeowners whose income is too high to qualify for a heat pump rebate, there is an Inflation Reduction Act heat pump tax credit. With the option to recoup up to 30 percent after the purchase or installation of a heat pump, the heat pump tax credit is worth no more than $2,000.

Distinct from the rebate, which is available at the time of purchase, the tax credit is applied as you file 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 to be eligible for a rebate or tax credit. Additional details are available from our team at Lakeside Heating & Air.

How Do I Get the Inflation Reduction Act Rebate

If you are an eligible homeowner, the heat pump rebate in the Inflation Reduction Act can be earned right when you purchase the heat pump. You get it right away because it is deducted from the price of purchase and installation of the heat pump. You aren't required to send in a proof of purchase or wait for a rebate to come later.

The Inflation Reduction Act heat pump tax credit, conversely, must be received after you file taxes.* It decreases the total amount of money you owe the government after you've finished filing taxes.

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

Contact the Comfort Pros at Lakeside Heating & Air for More Information About the Inflation Reduction Act Heat Pump Rebate and Tax Credit

Thanks to a high-efficiency heat pump, you can save money and do your part for the environment thanks to tax credits and rebates from the Inflation Reduction Act. Lakeside Heating & Air can help with the specifics on these discount programs so you can enjoy more savings! We're ready and able to help make your next heat pump installation Chelan and Wenatchee a smooth and easy experience.