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Ailing A/C? Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency Can Help Ease the Pain

20Aug

It’s the middle of summer. How is your air conditioning working for you? If your A/C isn’t functioning at its best or if you have had it for 10 years or more, you should consider replacing it. You may think that your system is working well, but years of heavy use can make your system susceptible to problems. Faults in your condenser or other equipment can lead to:

  • Inefficient cooling
  • Breakdowns in function
  • Expensive repairs

Now is the perfect time to replace your A/C, and get some nice tax credits for energy efficiency as well. If you purchase at this time or by the end of the year, you will get a system that features chlorine-free R-410A as an energy-efficient and more environmentally sound refrigerant and a tax credit to help defray the cost. Your current system likely uses R-22, a hydrochlorofluorocarbon that manufacturers are phasing out due to its contribution toward global warming. In time, you may find your old system cannot be serviced or repaired.

Replacing your A/C can be expensive. Fortunately, the federal government has reinstated tax incentives that can help to lessen the expense of replacing your current air conditioning system. You can receive tax credits for energy efficiency of up to $300 for a new central air conditioning condenser. Or if you are upgrading several pieces of equipment related to cooling your home, you can claim as a tax credit 10 percent of what you paid, up to a total of $500.

For more expert advice about replacing your air conditioning system and other issues concerning the comfort of your home, please contact the HVAC specialists at Gulf Coast Air Systems, Inc. We are proud to serve the Brandon, Riverview, Valrico, Lithia, Plant City and Sun City Center areas.

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