Tax incentives available for energy efficient furnaces
Different furnaces operate with different levels of efficiency, depending on how much fuel they use. A more energy efficient furnace will use less energy overall as more of the fuel goes directly to heating your home. A less efficient furnace can literally expel up to 20% of the energy it uses directly out of your home, so it takes more fuel to actually heat your home.
The Energy Star Rating is provided by the government to show which products are more energy-efficient. When you buy an Energy Star rated product, you can have confidence that your furnace has been tested and been determined to save you energy, which saves you money.
Many Energy Star Rated furnaces qualify for tax credits.
Each year, the government provides state and federal tax credits for homeowners who buy qualifying product, such as an energy efficient furnace. In addition to federal incentives, many manufacturers offer rebates for their energy efficient product lines, all of which adds up to dollar savings for you. This table outlines the energy efficient furnaces we recommend and gives you an at a glance view on efficiency specifications and any available tax incentives.
|AFUE Efficiency Rating||96%||95%||93%||80%|
|Gas Valve Type||Two-Stage||Single-Stage||Single-Stage||Single-Stage|
|Blower Motor Speed||Variable||Power Saver||Standard||Standard|
|Silent Comfort Technology||No||No||No||No|
|Energy Star Qualified||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Tax Credit Qualified||Yes||Yes||No||No|