Geothermal Tax Credits for Idaho Falls Residents

Looking to save big money on the installation of that geothermal heating and cooling system you’ve long wanted? Well, this could be the time!

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed in February 2018, reinstates the Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit for fuel cells, small wind systems … and geothermal heat pumps. As far as the latter are concerned:

  • This credit applies from now through December 31, 2021.
  • It pays back 30% of allotted expenditures for systems placed in service between now and December 31, 2019.
  • A gradual reduction in credit value is slated for each successive year, so if you’d like the full 30% credit, you’ll have to take action quickly.
  • Retrofit systems are judged “placed in service” when they’re totally installed and ready for use.
  • Systems for newly built or newly renovated homes are judged “placed in service” on the date you, the homeowner, take occupancy of the home.
  • The home doesn’t have to be your primary place of residence.
  • Your geothermal heat pump has to satisfy federal ENERGY STAR criteria.
  • To claim the Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit, you must complete and file IRS Form 5695.

For additional information, see our blog as well as this WaterFurnace®-created circular, Understanding the Federal Incentives for Geothermal Heat Pumps.

While we at Conan Heating and Geothermal would like to see you purchase a geothermal heating and cooling system for your Idaho Falls home, we cannot legally support any financial plan for doing so. We can, however, recommend that you consult with a local tax professional. He or she can direct you on how best to capitalize on geothermal tax credits in light of your unique financial situation.

If you’d like to find out more about what other energy-related tax incentives might be applicable to you at the federal, state, and local levels, check out dsireusa.org. This is a unique resource that has state-by-state data on untold numbers of policies and incentives promoting  renewable energy and energy efficiency.

And keep in mind: When you’ve made up your mind to install a geothermal heating and cooling system in your home, depend on the Idaho Falls geothermal experts at Conan Heating and Geothermal. We’ll do the job right – to help you start saving both energy and money right from the start.