Service Experts: Government Grinch Ends Certain Energy Efficient Tax Credits for U.S. Homeowners

DALLAS--()--It may be the season of giving, but the U.S. Federal Government is set to eliminate certain tax credits previously extended to homeowners at the beginning of this year.

A tax credit of up to $500 on the purchase of select energy-efficient home improvements expires December 31, 2016, and is not currently up for renewal in 2017. This credit covers energy-efficient upgrades to your home, including:

  • Biomass Stoves
  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Hot Water Boilers (gas, propane or oil)
  • Furnaces and Fans (gas, propane or oil)
  • Insulation
  • Roofs
  • Water Heaters (non-solar)
  • Windows, Doors and Skylights

A 30 percent credit on the cost of a new geothermal heat pump, a home heating and cooling system that uses the Earth’s natural temperature (geothermal systems), also expires at the end of the year.

“Although tax credits will remain in effect for certain solar-powered appliances, including solar HVAC systems, the expiring credits would apply to the widest segment of homeowners,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager at Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning. “The installation of the qualifying equipment must be completed by the end of the year to claim the credit on 2016 homeowner’s tax returns, so the clock is definitely running out on this great savings opportunity.” The tax credit is valid for 10% of the cost of the improvement (up to $500), and the improvement must be made to a primary residence. New construction and rental properties are not eligible.

Haines says that the good news is that December is typically a slower month for many HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) companies, which provides homeowners a final chance to get their installation completed by the end of the year. Haines says that a new HVAC system can typically be installed in one day, providing revisions to duct work or other retrofitting are not required.

“Our Service Experts locations throughout the U.S. have promotional offers for the month of December that can be combined with the Federal tax credit and any local rebates, including special financing, additional cash rebates or extra equipment upgrades. Like the Federal tax credits, these offers will end this month.” For specific promotions available, homeowners can visit to find their nearest location and available discounts.


Founded in 1996, Service Experts is a leading provider of HVAC repair, maintenance, new equipment sales and related services to residential and commercial customers in 29 states in the U.S. and three provinces in Canada. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Service Experts is North America’s largest heating and air conditioning service company, with 90 locations serving approximately 2,000 homes and businesses, on average, each working day. HVAC services include: residential HVAC service and replacement; ancillary residential home services, including plumbing, indoor air quality and energy audits; commercial HVAC service, maintenance and replacement for both light commercial customers and large-scale national retail accounts. For more information on Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning sales, rebates and products and services, visit or


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Release Summary

It may be the season of giving, but the U.S. Federal Government is set to eliminate certain tax credits previously extended to homeowners at the beginning of this year.


for Service Experts
Karla Neely, 214-269-2196