Getting a rebate is always exciting when making a big purchase, like replacing your HVAC. While many manufacturers offer HVAC rebates, 2023 offers new and rewarding opportunities for making energy-efficient choices. Several sources of 2023 HVAC rebates in California encourage homeowners and business owners to choose energy-efficient appliances when making their next HVAC upgrade. And if you like those rebates, you’ll love the fact that adding solar to your roof doubles the opportunity by pairing the Federal Solar Tax Credit with California Solar Incentives.
At Simpson Sheet Metal Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re going to help you learn about your options for HVAC rebates and solar credits through the state of California.
How Does The Federal Solar Tax Credit Work?
The Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit, or ITC for short, is designed to pay back homeowners and businesses that invest in solar installations and works much like a rebate. When you buy a solar panel system and have it installed, you are eligible for 22% returns as a 2023 federal tax credit.
2023 is also the last year to claim your ITC, so now is the perfect time for a solar panel installation.
Solar Tax Credit Eligibility
Anyone who owns property in the US is potentially eligible for the Solar Tax Credit. In fact, you can even roll over some of the credit to next year if your tax burden is not high enough to be fully discounted by your solar rebate.
Solar Energy System Eligibility
Of course, your building will need to be eligible for solar installation. This depends on the structure, durability, and direction of your roof. Some roofs can support solar, and some cannot. Large field installations may be accepted as a substitute for those with good solar land but not a suitable rooftop for solar.
Solar Panels (Photovoltaic Systems)
Installing solar panels is the best way to earn your solar tax credit. Photovoltaic cells absorb the sun’s light and transfer it into electricity. Not only do solar panels reduce your need for power plant electricity, but you are also reducing stress on the shared grid.
California Solar Incentives
The state of California offers separate solar incentives designed to overlap for double benefits when installing solar panels on your California home or business.
State Tax Credits
The Solar Energy System Property Tax Exclusion allows you to reduce your property taxes based on the value of your solar panel system.
State Government Rebates
You can get rebates for your solar installations from many local California utility companies. Local utility companies offer many types of rebates on decisions that help reduce pressure on the shared electrical grid. In California, where rolling blackouts are a common issue, choosing energy-star appliances can often qualify for a utility company rebate. HVAC rebates are often the most popular way to reduce your electric bill and get a little back simultaneously.
Solar Renewable Energy Certificate
If you are a business and cannot invest as fully in solar panels as you would like, you can purchase Renewable Energy Certificates instead. These are sometimes called Renewable Energy Credits or Green Tags. RECs provide money for the installation of new renewable energy infrastructure. RECs can also make you eligible for solar tax credits and other energy incentives.
Claim Your HVAC Rebates with Simpson Sheet Metal Heating & Air Conditioning
Solar power has helped to get millions of people excited about energy efficiency in all its forms. If you plan an HVAC installation soon, remember to claim your HVAC rebates by choosing a qualifying energy-efficient model.
You can rely on Simpson Sheet Metal Heating & Air Conditioning to care for your HVAC needs. We can also help you choose the right energy-efficient HVAC system and ensure a professional, optimally-efficient installation.
Contact us today to learn more about California HVAC rebates in 2023.