Tax credits for residential energy efficiency have now been extended retroactively, through December 31, 2020.
- Air Source Heat Pumps
- Central Air Conditioning (CAC)
- Gas, Propane, and Oil Hot Water Boiler
- Gas, Propane, and Oil Furnaces and Fans
- Water Heaters (non-solar)
- Advanced Main Air Circulating Fan
- Biomass Stove
- Roofs (Metal and Asphalt)
- Windows, Doors, and Skylights
The tax credits for residential renewable energy products are still available through December 31, 2021.
- 30% for systems placed in service by 12/31/2019
- 26% for systems placed in service after 12/31/2019 and before 01/01/2021
- 22% for systems placed in service after 12/31/2020 and before 01/01/2022
Expires: December 31, 2021
There are tax credits for certain:
- Geothermal Heat Pumps
- Small wind turbines (residential)
- Solar Energy Systems (including solar water heaters)
- Fuel Cells
For more information, see: Federal Income Tax Credits and Other Incentives for Energy Efficiency
How to apply:
While ENERGY STAR supplies some information about tax credits, the tax credits are administered by the IRS. You will have to claim the credit using the form below and submitting it with your tax returns to the IRS.
- Form 5695 Instructions: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i5695.pdf
- Form 5695: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f5695.pdf
If you have other questions, please contact the IRS:
In addition to federal tax credits, local rebates and offers may be available in your area. Check the ENERGY STAR Rebate Finder, where you can enter your zip code to find rebates and other offers in your area. You may also want to contact your local utility or state energy office about any available incentives or programs.