Homeowner Energy Tax Credits you Need to Know for 2019 Filings in Florida Panhandle

The holidays are over and another new year begins here in the Florida Panhandle. This means tax time is just around the corner. Don’t miss out on significant homeowner write-offs you can claim for your HVAC system. The new home energy savings act has been extended and upgraded for residential, commercial and home builders. If you bought a new air conditioner or furnace in the last couple of years this might directly impact you. Most Gulfshore Air customers choose to put high-efficiency units in their homes, so we want to make sure we spread the word on additional savings for which they may be eligible.

Energy Tax Credits

Energy efficiency improvements in your home can not only decrease your utility bills and improve your indoor comfort but could add cash back into your pockets at tax time. Recently, the residential energy efficiency tax credit was reinstated and retroactive to 2018.

Qualified HVAC improvements are eligible to claim 10 percent of the installed costs, with a maximum credit of $500. Potentially the Home Energy Savings Act could be extended to 2026 with a lifetime cap increase to $1200! This is exciting news for homeowners who made the choice to improve the efficiency of their homes with a new HVAC unit(s). Read below to learn more about which equipment qualifies. Gulfshore specializes in high SEER, high-efficiency heating and cooling units! Let us design your comfort.

What equipment qualifies?

Homeowners can still reference the 2017 eligible equipment list even though it may be tweaked a bit.

  • Electric heat pumps 
  • Electric heat pump water heaters
  • Air conditioning systems 
  • Water heaters
  • Natural gas furnaces 
  • Natural gas boilers
  • Commercial business owners, this also applies to your properties!

If you own a commercial building and have improved the energy efficiency of your buildings by installing new heating and cooling equipment in the past 2 years, make sure to claim your deductions as well.


Fill out your form 5695 for residential energy credits this year when you file.

Contact Gulfshore Air

If you’re looking to replace your heating & cooling system soon, let Gulfshore Air provide you with a free in-home estimate. We are the most trusted HVAC contractor in the Niceville, FL area, and have the reviews to prove it! We love designing comfort in our customers’ homes, and upgrading the HVAC systems has an immediate impact on utility bills and home efficiency. And now with the tax credits, it can save you even more! Call us today- 850-897-6540.

Gulfshore Air is an independently owned American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning Dealer located in Niceville, Florida. 

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