Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency

If you purchase an energy-efficient product or renewable energy system for your home, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit. Below is an overview of the federal tax credits for energy efficiency that are currently available.



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  • Central Air Conditioning

  • Credit = $300

Split Systems:
EER >=13; SEER >= 16

Package systems: 
EER >= 12; SEER >= 14

Credit includes installation costs.

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  • Electric Heat Pumps

  • Credit = $300

Split Systems: 
HSPF >= 8.5; EER >= 12.5; SEER >= 15

Package systems: 
HSPF >= 8; EER >= 12; SEER >= 14

Credit includes installation costs.

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Not all ENERGY STAR products qualify

  •  Furnaces and Boilers

  • Credit = $150

 Natural Gas or Propane Furnace: AFUE >= 95

Oil Furnace: AFUE >= 90
Gas, Propane, or Oil Hot Water Boiler: AFUE >= 90

Credit includes installation costs.

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Not all ENERGY STAR products qualify.

  •  Advanced Main Air Circulating Fan

  • Credit = $50

 No more than 2% of furnace total energy use.

 If the fan is qualified but the furnace is not, you can get a 30% tax credit on the cost of the fan alone. Ask your contractor to break out the cost.



While some energy efficiency tax credits are available through 2011, others are available through 2016 as noted below. In addition, tax credits were available in 2009 and 2010 which can still be claimed on your 2010 taxes. Learn more about the tax credits that expired at the end of 2010.

For more information, please visit the Energy Savers website below.

Texas ENERGY STAR® Sales Tax Holiday May 28-30, 2011

Your old appliances and energy-hogging equipment could be wasting hundreds of dollars in energy each year. Take advantage of the Texas ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday during Memorial Day Weekend and get a break from state and local sales taxes on the purchase of select ENERGY STAR appliances and products. You could save hundreds of dollars off the product types below and experience up to 75 percent in energy savings from your new ENERGY STAR products as compared to standard models.

Who Can Shop

Anyone in Texas can buy these products on the 3-day weekend at a store in Texas or from an Internet or catalog seller engaged in business in this state. This includes homebuilders, real estate developers, dealers, service providers and contractors. Products may be purchased for existing homes, new homes and non-residential properties. See Shopper Eligibility FAQs.


Eligible Products and Shopping Details

Look for the ENERGY STAR logo on the packaging, appliance or Energy Guide label for the appliances listed below. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items one can purchase during this sales tax holiday. The purchased items may be held in inventory until ready for use. For exemption information on associated fees, please see Delivery and Installation Charge FAQs.
  • Air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less
  • Refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less
  • Ceiling fans
  • Incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
  • Clothes washers
  • Dishwashers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Programmable thermostats*

* ENERGY STAR specification of programmable thermostats was suspended on December 31, 2009; however, any existing stock of ENERGY STAR labeled programmable thermostats offered for sale by retailers is still eligible for the exemption.

To qualify for the ENERGY STAR label, an appliance must meet rigorous energy efficiency and water efficiency standards set by the Federal government. These appliances use less energy and less water than regular appliances and thus help the consumer save money each month on their utility bills.

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for products that meet strict energy efficiency guidelines.

For more information, please visit the link below.

Texas Appliance Mail-In Rebate Program

As of Wednesday, March 9, 2011 the Texas Appliance Mail-In Rebate Program has been closed. If you submitted your application you may check your status here. Or by calling toll free (855) 556-1312.

Central Air Conditioning, Window Air Unit and Heat Pump Rebates

Stay cool during our hot Texas summer while saving energy and money.  When you replace your central air conditioning system or window air conditioner, choose a new, high-efficiency model, and let CPS Energy help you with a rebate.

Currently, CPS Energy is offering rebates when you buy and install qualifying high-efficiency central air conditioning and heat pump systems or window units.

This rebate is not available for new construction projects and only applies to home improvement or retrofit projects. New construction projects are eligible for our New ConstructionSolar Photovoltaic or Solar Water Heater Rebate programs.

Rebates for central air conditioning systems and central heat pump systems are determined by the overall seasonal energy efficiency ratio, or SEER. Central units that qualify for a CPS Energy rebate must have a SEER rating of 15.0 or greater.  Your licensed air conditioning contractor or service technician can provide that information.

Window unit air conditioners that qualify for a rebate must be ENERGY STAR® certified.  Window units of 8,000 BTU or less qualify for a one-time $50 credit.  Window units greater than 8,000 BTU qualify for a $100 credit. 

Now available! Ground Source Heat Pumps are now eligible for a CPS Energy Rebate.  See application below for details.

Call us at (210) 353-2SAV for more information about air conditioner rebates and other energy-saving programs.




For more information, please click the visit the CPS website, by clicking the link below.

If you have any questions. Please feel free to contact our friendly staff  at (210) 344-4054 or TLRamseyInc@sbcglobal.net. IOur office hours are from 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., Monday – Friday.


T.L. Ramsey Heating & Air, Inc.
PO Box 791507
San Antonio, TX 78279
(210) 344-4054

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