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Gas, Oil, Propane Water Heater

Energy Factor >= 0.82 or a thermal efficiency of at least 90%.Credit includes installation costs.

  • All ENERGY STAR gas tank less water heaters qualify for the tax credit. Learn more about tank less water heaters
  • Most storage tank water heaters will not qualify for the credit.
  • Electric storage tank and electric tank less water heaters are not eligible for tax credits. Find out why.

 

For complete details, see the ENERGY STAR FAQ on qualifying water heaters.

 

Electric Heat Pump Water Heater

Energy Factor >= 2.0.

 

Credit includes installation costs.

 

Learn more about heat pump water heaters.

All ENERGY STAR heat pump water heaters will qualify.

 

See ENERGY STAR FAQ on qualifying water heaters.

 

Exterior windows, doors, skylights

Before June 1, 2009:

Must meet ENERGY STAR criteria

 

After June 1, 2009:

U factor <= 0.30; SHGC <= 0.30

(Not all ENERGY STAR products qualify.)

 

Learn more about:

  • Energy performance ratings for windows, doors, and skylights (including U factor and SHGC)
  • Selecting energy-efficient windows
  • Selecting energy-efficient exterior doors
  • Selecting energy-efficient skylights

 

ENERGY STAR labels can be used to document doors, windows, and skylights bought before June 1, 2009.

 

Storm windows and doors

U factor <= 0.30; SHGC <= 0.30

(when combined with the exterior window or door over which it is installed)

 

Learn more about:

  • Energy performance ratings for windows, doors, and skylights (including U factor and SHGC)
  • Selecting storm windows
  • Selecting storm doors.

 

Storm windows and doors must meet the code established by the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Ask retailer or manufacturer for a manufacturer's certification statement.

 

Geothermal Heat Pump

Closed Loop: EER >= 14.1; COP >= 3.3

Open Loop: EER >= 16.2; COP >= 3.6

Direct Expansion: EER >= 15; COP >= 3.5

 

Learn more about geothermal heat pumps, including:

  • Types of geothermal heat pumps
  • Efficiency ratings of geothermal heat pumps

 

All ENERGY STAR geothermal heat pumps qualify. See the ENERGY STAR FAQ for more details on the tax credit.

 

Solar Water Heater

At least half of the energy generated by the "qualifying property" must come from the sun.

 

The system must be certified by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC).

 

Learn more about solar water heaters.

All ENERGY STAR solar water heaters qualify.

The water must be used in the dwelling. The credit is not available for expenses for swimming pools or hot tubs.

Tax credits are only available for the solar water heating system property, not the entire water heating system of the household.

 

Photovoltaic Systems (Solar Electricity)

Photovoltaic systems must provide electricity for the residence and must meet applicable fire and electrical code requirement.

 

Learn more about:

  • Small solar electric systems
  • Things to consider when making your own electricity with renewable energy systems

 

Residential Small Wind Turbines

Nameplate capacity of not more than 100 kilowatts.

 

Learn more about:

  • Small wind electric systems
  • Things to consider when making your own electricity with renewable energy systems

 

Residential Fuel Cell and Microturbine Systems

 

Efficiency of at least 30% and must have a capacity of at least 0.5 kW.

 

  • Learn more about fuel cells
  • Learn more about microturbines