You may have heard about the 2023 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which provides significant investment in the form of tax credits and rebates for Jacksonville homeowners who upgrade their homes to make them more energy efficient. Some of these upgrades can also lower your energy bill in the long run, so it’s an investment worth looking into.

IRA tax credits and rebates: how much can I save?

Homeowners in the Jacksonville area can save a whopping $17,000 in tax credits and rebates through the IRA by making energy efficient HVAC upgrades. This handy savings calculator on Rewiring America’s website can help you estimate how much money you might save on your utility bills. Talk with the HVAC professionals at Snyder Home Services to see what energy-efficient home updates might be right for your home. Give us a call at 904-441-8476.

Inflation Reduction Act tax credits

To start with, certain tax credits are available for Jacksonville homeowners who purchase and install energy-saving upgrades to their homes, such as energy-efficient doors and windows, air conditioners, furnaces, heat pumps, and more.

25C tax credit for energy-efficient home improvements

The Energy Efficient Home Improvement Tax Credit included in the Inflation Reduction Act is an expansion of the 25C tax credit, and it allows homeowners to deduct up to 30% of the cost of certain energy-efficient home improvements, up to $3,200 per year. Check out the list below to see what appliances and upgrades are eligible for this tax credit.

Keep in mind that any new appliances or home upgrades you make need to meet certain requirements in order to qualify for the 25C tax credit.

Find a list of Energy Efficient Home Improvement Tax Credit and eligible appliances here.

The AC professionals at Snyder Home Services are standing by when you decide to invest in energy-efficient home upgrades or replacements. Give us a call at 904-441-8476.

IMPORTANT NOTE: These tax credits will be added to your tax credit amount when you file next year; they are not up-front savings on the purchase of new equipment or appliances. And while Snyder Home Services is happy to provide information on qualifying appliances, we cannot provide any tax or other financial advice. Please contact your tax professional if you need help filing when the time comes.

Eligibility for the IRA 25C tax credit

All homeowners in Jacksonville, FL are eligible for the Energy Efficient Home Improvement Tax Credit. The credit resets each year, which means that it will apply to any qualifying equipment you install or upgrades you make in 2023 and beyond.

Annual caps

Annual caps for these tax credits are $1200 per household per year, or $2000 for upgrade that include heat pumps, with a total annual cap of $3200. If you’ve been considering making any home improvements like these, now is a great time to take advantage of these tax savings! Call Snyder Home Services at 904-441-8476 for advice on products or installation.

Claiming your Inflation Reduction Act tax credits

Snyder Home Services can provide you with the necessary documentation regarding your new qualified energy efficient upgrades so you can claim your tax credits when you file next year. However, we cannot offer tax or financial advice. Please consult with your accountant or tax professional when the time comes.

Inflation Reduction Act home improvement rebates

Homeowners in Jacksonville, FL can also benefit from rebates that are included in the IRA.

HEEHRA (High Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Act)

The High Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Act (HEEHRA) can save up to $14,000 per year for low- to moderate-income households that make energy-efficient appliance upgrades. Check the chart below for all the info you need about the HEEHRA rebate program.

Rebates are applied to the purchase the appliance under the HEEHRA program—they are not tax credits.

Home Owners Managing Energy Savings (HOMES) Rebate

The other rebate program included in the IRA is the HOMES rebate, which encourages energy savings by reimbursing homeowners for whole-house energy improvements. That means that when you install a heat pump or make electrical upgrades that reduce your energy consumption, you will earn more money back.

With the HOMES program, the more energy you save, the bigger the rebate. Households that reduce energy use by 20%-35% can save $2000 to $8000!

HOMES rebates are available to all households, but the rebate amount is doubled for low- and moderate-income households. In addition, up to 80% of project costs will be covered by the program.

Most of the rebates offered under the Inflation Reduction Act will be available by the end of 2023, depending on DOE regulations and Florida state guidelines. To see if rebates are available when you’re ready to purchase, contact Snyder Home Services at 904-441-8476.

Save money on energy-efficient home upgrades this year!

The Inflation Reduction Act was crafted to help control the costs associated with the overuse of fossil fuels, as well as to reduce pollution and promote cleaner energy solutions throughout the United States. Homeowners can ease their energy spending, reduce their tax liability, and receive a financial return when purchasing energy-efficient appliances and other home upgrades.

At Snyder Home Services we are happy to answer all your questions regarding potential home improvements or the Inflation Reduction Act; just give us a call at 904-441-8476.

(A REMINDER: We are not tax professionals and can’t offer financial advice. Please contact your tax preparation professional or the IRS website for help in filing your taxes and claiming any credits.)


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the differences between tax credits and rebates under the Inflation Reduction Act?

If you upgrade your home, you can claim the tax credits included in your IRA on your tax return, which reduces your tax liability. With the 25C tax credit, customers can receive an annual tax incentive of up to $3200 with the IRA. The tax credit can be claimed for both this year and next year if you install a heat pump air conditioning system or a heat pump water heater in your home.

A rebate is a type of upfront savings that is applied at the point of sale. The service provider is responsible for handling the paperwork and processing the rebate.

Can rebates be applied retroactively?

Rebates will be retroactive at the discretion of each state, according to state energy offices.

Is it possible to combine rebates and tax credits?

HOMES and HEERHA rebates cannot be used for the same upgrade, but they can be combined for separate upgrades, such as upgrading your water heater with HEERHA and upgrading your heat pump with HOMES.

Inflation Reduction Act tax credits can still be claimed while getting HEEHRA and HOMES rebates.

What should I do first?

Whether you need heat pumps, electrical upgrades, energy efficient plumbing, or any other type of inflation reduction act incentive, Snyder Home Services’ trusted experts in Jacksonville, FL know all the ins and outs of the Inflation Reduction Act incentives and can provide you with all the information you need to apply for the tax credits or rebates you qualify for. Call us today at 904-441-8476 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions.

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Signs Your Prior Lake, MN Residence Needs Testing and Prevention Services from Metro Air Heating & Cooling

Even if you think there’s nothing wrong with your prevention system, there could still be an unseen problem that may worsen over time. Wear and tear from normal use or even from enduring severe weather can cause certain parts of your prevention system to break down, at which point you will need a Metro Air Heating & Cooling professional to replace your current prevention device with a new one. There are several signs of a faulty or worn-out prevention device that you can watch for in your Prior Lake, MN home, including:

Water Leaks

Frequent water leaks in your Prior Lake, MN home indicate some kind of failure or malfunction with your prevention device, which needs to be addressed and repaired as soon as possible. Your prevention device will wear out over time, and any rubber parts may crack or shift, leading to water leaks. If you do not have Metro Air Heating & Cooling repair your prevention device, you could be facing long-term plumbing damage.

Unstable Water Pressure

Sudden decreases in your Prior Lake, MN home’s water pressure indicate that the vacuum a prevention system relies on is not working properly. This could be caused by a buildup of air pressure in your plumbing system, which means that your water pipes are at a higher risk of bursting. These changes in water pressure could also be due to defects in the opening points of the preventer valves, or even because a preventer is clogged with debris or otherwise damaged by debris that tried to pass through. In any case, your preventer is not working correctly, and your water may be contaminated.

Cloudy or Discolored Water

When a prevention system breaks down or wears out, it will inevitably lead to your home’s clean water supply becoming contaminated. This can result in dirty water coming out of your Prior Lake, MN home’s fixtures. If you notice water with a pink, yellow, or brown tint coming out of your taps, or water with rust particles or sediment, you need to contact Metro Air Heating & Cooling immediately for emergency plumbing services. Do not drink any cloudy or discolored water, and always have a Metro Air Heating & Cooling expert inspect your water supply if you suspect it has become contaminated.

Slow Drainage

Slow drains due to minor clogs aren’t an emergency, but when you notice multiple slow drains around your Prior Lake, MN home, it could indicate that has entered your clean water supply. This means that your prevention device may be suffering from a clog or other buildup, or that it needs to be replaced. Since you may already have in your water supply, you’ll need to contact a plumbing professional, like the team at Metro Air Heating & Cooling, to perform emergency services.

Bad Tasting Water

If your drinking water starts to develop a bad taste, it can indicate that your water has become contaminated. When a prevention device stops working properly, it allows for contaminated water to enter your Prior Lake, MN home’s water supply, which can cause severe illness if consumed. Contact the Metro Air Heating & Cooling professionals immediately for emergency plumbing services, and do not drink the contaminated water from your fixtures.

Foul Odor to Your Water

Your Prior Lake, MN home’s water should never have a noticeable odor to it, so if your water ever starts to smell bad, it’s a strong indicator that contaminated wastewater has entered your clean water supply. A rotten egg smell in particular indicates that your water has a high sulfur content, which can cause severe illness if consumed. In this case, your prevention device has most likely broken down, and you’ll need to call the experts at Metro Air Heating & Cooling to either repair or replace the faulty device.

If you notice any of the above signs in your Prior Lake, MN home, avoid using your water to the best of your ability, as it is likely contaminated. The team of experts at Metro Air Heating & Cooling will be able to identify the problem with your prevention device, and will then recommend the repairs or replacements that are necessary for your home to enjoy fresh, clean water once again. You can contact the professionals at Metro Air Heating & Cooling by calling (952) 592-9053, or by scheduling an appointment online.

Different Types of Backflow Prevention Devices Metro Air Heating & Cooling Can Install in Your Prior Lake Home

If you haven’t installed a backflow prevention device in your Prior Lake home’s plumbing system, you are unnecessarily putting you and your family at risk of health hazards. Luckily, Metro Air Heating & Cooling offers several different types of backflow prevention devices that they can install in your Prior Lake home. Our experts will advise you on the backflow preventer that is best suited for your home’s unique needs. Some of the backflow prevention devices Metro Air Heating & Cooling offers to install in Prior Lake homes include:

  • Reduced Pressure Zone Device: A reduced pressure zone device (RPZD) is ideal for Prior Lake homes with high hazard water contaminants. An RPZD has two check valves and a chamber between the valves to monitor the pressure within your water pipes. They effectively prevent contaminated water from flowing back into your home, ensuring that your potable water supply remains clean and usable.
  • Air Gap: The air gap backflow prevention device is one of the most popular and effective backflow preventers. Air gap preventers have a physical break between the water supply line and the water container. That way, contaminated water will remain in the correct water pipes, and won’t enter fixtures like your sink’s faucets, or your showerhead.
  • Atmospheric Vacuum Breaker: An atmospheric vacuum breaker, also known as a pressure vacuum breaker, is an elbow-shaped device that is typically installed with underground lawn sprinklers. Atmospheric vacuum breakers have an internal valve that prevents backflow, and since they depend on pressure to function, they are installed downstream. That way, the contaminated water will flow downstream and exit the pipes without allowing pressure to build up in your pipes.
  • Dual Check Valves: Dual check valves are often used in residential homes to deter backflow from cross-connections, where the wastewater lines from other Prior Lake homes meet to be disposed of properly. They do have a limited use, which is why it’s important to consult with a Metro Air Heating & Cooling expert to find out if a dual check valve is right for your Prior Lake home.
  • Automatic Flood Gate Valve: An automatic flood gate valve depends on air pressure to function properly. They are fully automatic, and work like a floodgate would. Automatic flood gate valves use air pressure to stop dirty or contaminated wastewater from entering your Prior Lake home’s main water system.

Now that you know more about the different types of backflow prevention devices, you can discuss the best option for your Prior Lake home with a Metro Air Heating & Cooling professional. They will help you to make an informed decision based on your unique wastewater needs. When you are ready to install a new backflow prevention device, contact the team of plumbing experts at Metro Air Heating & Cooling by calling (952) 592-9053, or by booking an appointment online.

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