Tax credits for residential energy efficiency have now been extended retroactively, through December 31, 2020.  

Non-Business Energy Property Upgrades That Qualify for Tax Credits:

  • 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
  • Insulation
  • Roofs (Metal and Asphalt)
  • Windows, Doors, and Skylights

The tax credits for residential renewable energy products are still available through December 31, 2021. 

Tax Credit: 

  • 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

The tax credit for builders of energy efficient homes and tax deductions for energy efficient commercial buildings have also been retroactively extended, through December 31, 2020.

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.

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.