When it’s time to replace your A/C, make sure to check out the 2013 tax credits that will save you money. As people become more conscious of their carbon footprint, they are looking for ways to make their home more energy efficient. If saving money is also part of the package; this is a win-win situation. When shopping for a new A/C unit, you will want to check out the models that are eligible for the 2013 tax credits. Residential units will need to meet these qualifications: A split A/C should have a SEER rating of 16 and a package A/C should have a SEER rating of 14. The A/C must meet the highest tier of the CEE or Consortium of Energy Efficiency. Homeowners can receive up to $300 for an energy efficient A/C purchased between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013. If you need a new air conditioner, now is the right time to buy. Additionally, you will want to check for local and state 2013 tax credits that may be available in your area. If you are thinking about replacing your furnace, heat pump or circulating fan, these may also qualify for a rebate. You can easily check out the models that are eligible for tax credits and your appliance service technician can help you choose the perfect unit for your home. Whether you are updating your A/C for your own benefit or if you are thinking about selling your home in the next couple of years, replacing your old unit for a new energy efficient A/C is a great choice. Not only will you enjoy the lower utility bills, you will also get some extra cash back at tax time. For more information on tax credits, or to schedule A/C maintenance or replacement, contact us at Senica Air Conditioning, Inc.. We proudly serve residents of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater.