As a part of the inflation recovery act signed into law by President Biden in August of 2022, you may be able to save money when it comes to making energy-saving upgrades and changes to your home. One of the most prominent changes that you can make is by switching from traditional heating and cooling methods such as furnaces and AC units to an energy-efficient heat pump.
In doing so, you may be able to take advantage of the 2023 heat pump rebate and heat pump IRA tax credit while enjoying a more efficient source of heating and cooling for your home. Helping you save money on monthly bills as well as reduce your energy footprint on the environment.
What is A Heat Pump Rebate?
With a heat pump rebate, you’ll enjoy lower energy costs thanks to the modern technology found within a heat pump system. This rebate saves you money on your bills as well as qualifies you for the heat pump tax credit which can be written off come tax season.
Heat pump rebates are available based on a sliding scale to households with less than 150% of the area’s median income. While a heat pump tax credit can be claimed on federal taxes up to 30% of the initial installation cost of your heat pump with a cap of $2,000.
While some may be hesitant to switch over to a heat pump from their traditional sources of heating and cooling, there are various kinds that we can help you select so that you get one that works best for your home, location, and heating and cooling needs.
Types of Heat Pumps
Heat pumps vary depending on your location as well as your heating and cooling needs. At Brooks Heating and Air, we’re experts when it comes to providing you with the service and know-how to get you a heat pump capable of meeting your needs.
Understanding your options when it comes to selecting the right heat pump for your home may seem like a daunting task. Thankfully, our team is here to help assess your home’s heating and cooling needs as well as your location to help determine what kind of heat pump is going to deliver the best heating and cooling for your home.
Air-Source Heat Pumps
With an air-source heat pump, also known as ASHP, you get reliable heating and cooling using similar equipment to a traditional AC unit. This is done by absorbing heat from the air using a series of coils and transferring it outside of your home.
Most of these units are reversible so they can also be used to heat your home, by absorbing heat from the outside and converting it into heat that is then distributed throughout your home. This is accomplished using a series of coils and refrigerant that helps disperse and distribute warm and cool air to where you need it.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
With a geothermal heat pump, also known as GHP, the concept is the same as an ASHP with the main difference being location. With a GHP, heat is transferred through a ground source that remains constant and stable beneath your home. This makes it easy to customize the amount of heating being transferred so that you can enjoy energy-efficient heating or cooling throughout the year.
Other Energy-Saving Home Improvements You Can Make
Keeping an efficient and energy-saving home can not only help you save money on monthly bills, but it can also reduce the amount of fuel, electricity, or other natural sources that it takes to keep comfortable. At Brooks Heating and Air, we’re all about quality services that help keep you as efficient and comfortable as possible.
Beyond updating or upgrading to an energy-efficient heat pump, here are some things that you can do with your home to increase your efficiency without sacrificing comfort.
- Update or upgrade your roof
- Add extra layers of insulation
- Upgrade to energy-efficient appliances
- Replace or repair window seals and doors
- Use energy-efficient lighting fixtures
- Install solar panels
At Brooks Heating and Air, We Care About Your Comfort
When it comes to heat pumps and energy-efficient tips and tricks, Brooks Heating and Air experts care about your comfort, costs, and efficiency. That’s why we’re proud to offer quality services throughout the Manassas, VA, area that help keep your home comfortable, safe, and efficient no matter what time of year it is.
If you’d like to learn more about the 2023 heat pump rebate and tax credit, give us a call. We’ll help determine whether your home is eligible for a heat pump upgrade or update so that you can enjoy a more efficient source of heating and cooling.