Summary of Federal and State Tax Credits/Rebates for Hydronics

For the most up-to-date detail of federal, state and local tax credits, visit dsireusa.org.

Federal Hydronics Tax Credits & Qualifying HVAC Distributors Equipment

Maximum Available
Tax Credit
Product Type

Efficiency Requirements

$150 Natural Gas, Propane or Oil Boilers 95% AFUE Rating
$300 Water Heaters (non-solar) Electric:
Energy Factor ≥ 2.0Gas, Oil, Propane:
Energy Factor ≥ .82 or
Thermal Efficiency ≥ 90%

In Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Gas Works currently has a Residential & Small Business Equipment Rebate program where homeowners can get a $1,500 rebate on the first installed unit and $800 rebate on any additional units installed on the project (using this Homeowner Rebate Form) when the product(s) installed are natural gas boilers with an AFUE of 94% or more.

95%+ AFUE Boilers In-Stock At HVAC Distributors

Water Heaters (Non-Solar) In-Stock At HVAC Distributors that Qualify for the Federal Program

Questions about which product is best to offer your homeowners? Contact your account manager or your local branch. You can also get your customer-specific pricing and product availability immediately by logging in to Web Order Entry (registration and HVAC Distributors customer account required).

Federal Tax Credit Exclusions for 2016
  • The maximum amount an eligible homeowner may receive in federal tax credits for purchasing and installing qualifying products is now 10% of the cost of the improvement, including installation costs, up to $500 (there are per-item limits).
  • The $500 tax credit amount is reduced by the total amount of residential energy property credits a homeowner has claimed for purchases between 2006 and 2016.
  • For full details of exclusions, click here for our March Product & Service News 

Updated: 2016 HVAC Homeowner Rebates – PECO

Philadelphia Area Contractors, read on for current Homeowner Rebates from PECO. For assistance determining qualifying match-ups, use the AHRI site.

PECO Smart Home Rebates can be combined with EAP rebates for additional homeowner savings.

PECO Smart Home Rebates
Updated as of June 1, 2016

Available through HVAC Distributors on:

Amana & Goodman Heat Pumps

Rebate Qualifying Product
$60/Ton ENERGY STAR® 16.0 to 17.99 SEER, 8.5 HSPF, 12.5 EER heat pump system
$110/Ton ENERGY STAR 18.0+ SEER, 8.5 HSPF, 12.5 EER heat pump system

Daikin & LG Ductless Heat Pumps

Rebate Qualifying Product
$75/Ton 16.0 to 17.99 SEER, 8.5 HSPF, 12.5 EER ductless heat pump system
$110/Ton 18+ SEER, 8.5 HSPF, 12.5 EER
ductless heat pump system

Amana & Goodman Air Conditioners

Rebate Qualifying Product
$50/Ton 15.0 to 17.99 SEER, 12.5 EER central air conditioning system
$85/Ton 18.0+ SEER, 12.5 EER central air conditioning system

Amana & Goodman Natural Gas Furnaces

Rebate Qualifying Product
$100 High Efficiency Furnace Fan
$1,000 Replace a Baseboard or Electric Furnace Heating System with an ENERGY STAR 95%+ AFUE Gas Furnace with <=2% Furnace Fan Efficiency and <2% Air Leakage

ClimateMaster Geothermal Systems

Rebate Qualifying Product
$150 Desuperheater as an Option on a Qualified Geothermal Heat Pump

Dunkirk, HTP and Lochinvar Boilers

Rebate Qualifying Product
$300 ENERGY STAR Natural Gas Boiler (90% AFUE or higher)

Requires:
Homeowner to be a PECO Electric customer. Fuel Switch Rebates require the customer to be a Residential Heat (RH) customer.

Complete details of the PECO Smart Home Rebate program is available here.

You can order qualifying product at any of our HVAC Distributors locations, by phone or through Web Order Entry.

Lifetime Warranty Water Heater & Hybrid Tankless Now Available at HVAC Distributors

HVAC Distributors now offers the following new products from HTP to help you stand out to your customers by giving homeowners peace of mind and money-saving high efficiency.

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HTP Crossover (RGH-199)

The Crossover eliminates the “cold water sandwich” effect that can occur during tasks like handwashing dishes, when a tankless system doesn’t receive a high demand for water.

The unit combines the hot water capacity benefits of a tank system with the continuous hot water flow benefits of a tankless system.

  • Fast hot water delivery without pressure loss
  • Features dual activation by flow or thermostat sensing so the unit is guaranteed to deliver hot water
  • Unit can be used as an air handler for combination heating & domestic hot water
  • Available for LP or natural gas
  • 10:1 turndown ratio
  • Up to 96.5% AFUE
  • Limited 12 year residential warranty with registration
  • In stock now!

EFT-WALL-insideEFT Combination Wall-Hung (EFTC-199W)

The EFT Combi Wall-Hung now comes in the 199 BTU size.

In addition to an input of 199 MBH for domestic hot water, the 199W has an input of up to 140 MBH for hydronic heating, which makes it one of the most robust combi units on the market today.

The 199W includes a low water cut-off, which is required in Pennsylvania. It also has built-in gas leak detection and an outdoor reset included as a standard feature. These key features ensure that you can sell this unit to homeowners and reliably note its safety and efficiency.

  • Up to 95.1% AFUE
  • 10:1 turndown ratio (DHW: 7:1 turndown ratio hydronic)
  • Fire tube stainless steel primary heat exchanger for cleaner handling of combustion gasses
  • DHW heat exchanger coil for improved response time compared to plate heat exchangers
  • Limited 10 year residential warranty on main heat exchanger with registration
  • Limited 5 year residential warranty on parts with registration
  • Limited 1 year residential warranty on labor with registration
  • In stock now!

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Everlast Light Duty Commercial Water Heater (EVC080, EVC100, EVC115)

This limited lifetime warrantied water heater comes in 80, 100  and 115 gallon sizes.

The 80-gallon size (69″ height, 23.25″ diameter) can be used in residential applications where a larger capacity water heater is needed and the home has space constraints.

This water heater is built to last, and is the perfect addition for the contractor looking to provide a “peace-of-mind” option to his traditional water heater options.

  • Stainless steel construction makes this water heater corrosion resistant, which eliminates the need for anode rods, and leak resistant
  • Cold water connection is at the bottom of the heater (closest to heat element) to minimize cold/hot water mixing
  • Limited lifetime warranty with registration
  • 80 gallon unit is in stock!

To find out more about our HTP hydronic product offerings, and even check out some of the new inventory in person, contact your account manager or your local branch. All in-stock products are also available to order through Web Order Entry.

Federal Tax Credits on Qualifying Residential Indoor Comfort Systems

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 has been extended and revised to provide federal tax credits on qualifying, high-efficiency residential HVAC products and systems through December 31, 2016.

Many Amana systems qualify for these rebates. Goodman has provided tax credit information and a tax certificate for each tax credit product type to the amana-hac web site.

From Goodman:

  • The maximum amount an eligible homeowner may receive in federal tax credits for purchasing and installing qualifying products, whether those purchases are in the form of upgraded insulation, windows, HVAC equipment or other eligible improvements, is now 10% of the cost of the improvement, including installation costs, up to $500 (there are per-item limits).

  • The $500 tax credit amount is reduced by the total amount of residential energy property credits a homeowner has claimed for purchases between 2006 and 2016. If a residential homeowner has already claimed single-family home tax credits of $500 or more from improvements made prior to 2016, he or she cannot claim any new tax credits during 2016.

  • All furnaces and boilers, whether fueled by natural gas, propane or fuel oil, must have an AFUE rating of 95% or higher to be eligible.

  • Products or units must be installed between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2016, to be eligible for tax credits.

Tax-Credit-Table

Requires:
Installation in an existing home (principal residence only). Not available on new construction or rentals. Complete details of the programs are available here.

You can order qualifying product at any of our HVAC Distributors locations, by phone or through Web Order Entry.

2016 HVAC Homeowner Rebates – PECO

EDITED TO ADD: As of September 22, 2016, this program’s funding has been exhausted.

Philadelphia Area Contractors, read on for current Homeowner Rebates from PECO. For assistance determining qualifying match-ups, use the AHRI site.

PECO Smart Home Rebates can be combined with EAP rebates, for combined rebates of up to $1,100 per qualifying unitary system and $1,800 for qualifying geothermal systems.

PECO Smart Home Rebates
Available through 2016, until funding has been exhausted.

Available through HVAC Distributors on:

Amana & Goodman Heat Pumps

Rebate Qualifying Product
$400 ENERGY STAR® 15.0 to 15.99 SEER, 8.2+ HSPF, 12.0 EER heat pump system
$400 ENERGY STAR 16.0+ SEER, 8.2+ HSPF, 12.0+ EER heat pump system

Amana & Goodman Air Conditioners

Rebate Qualifying Product
$300 15.0 to 15.99 SEER, 12.0+ EER central air conditioning system
$400 16.0+ SEER, 13.0+ EER central air conditioning system

Amana & Goodman Natural Gas Furnaces

Rebate Qualifying Product
$300 95%+ AFUE with <=2% Furnace Fan Efficiency and <2% Air Leakage
$800 Replace a Heat Pump System with an ENERGY STAR 95%+ AFUE Gas Furnace with <=2% Furnace Fan Efficiency and <2% Air Leakage
$1,000 Replace a Baseboard or Electric Furnace Heating System with an ENERGY STAR 95%+ AFUE Gas Furnace with <=2% Furnace Fan Efficiency and <2% Air Leakage

ClimateMaster Geothermal Systems

Rebate Qualifying Product
$200 per ton ENERGY STAR Geothermal Heat Pump
$150 Desuperheater as an Option on a Qualified Geothermal Heat Pump

Dunkirk, HTP and Lochinvar Boilers

Rebate Qualifying Product
$300 ENERGY STAR Natural Gas Boiler (90% AFUE or higher)

Requires:
Homeowner to be a PECO Electric customer. Fuel Switch Rebates require the customer to be a Residential Heat (RH) customer.

Complete details of the PECO Smart Home Rebate program is available here.

You can order qualifying product at any of our HVAC Distributors locations, by phone or through Web Order Entry.

2016 HVAC Homeowner Rebates – PGW

Philadelphia Area Contractors, read on for current Homeowner Rebates from PGW. For assistance determining qualifying match-ups, use the AHRI site.

PGW Efficient Equipment Rebates
Available September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016
Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to available funds.

Available through HVAC Distributors on:

Amana & Goodman Furnaces

Rebate Qualifying Product
$500 for the first unit in a project$250 for additional units in a project Natural Gas Furnace (94%+ AFUE)

Dunkirk, HTP and Lochinvar Boilers

Rebate Qualifying Product
$1,500 for the first unit in a project$800 for additional units in a project Natural Gas Boiler (94% AFUE or higher)

Requires:
Homeowner to be a PGW Electric customer.

Complete details of the PGW Smart Home Rebate program is available here.

You can order qualifying product at any of our HVAC Distributors locations, by phone or through Web Order Entry.

HTP Combis and Tankless Now Available at HVAC Distributors

HVAC Distributors now offers HTP combi boilers and tankless water heaters throughout its footprint. The selection was made in keeping with HVAC Distributors’ “Partners in Success” promise of providing contractors with quality equipment that they can stand behind. HTP offers H-stamped product that can be used in applications where you need a high efficiency, value product.

In-stock models include:

Model EFT Combi Floor Mount EFT Combi Wall Mount RT Hydra Smart
Fuel Natural or Propane Natural or Propane Natural or Propane
Condensing Yes Yes Yes
Modulating 5 to 1 5 to 1 10 to 1
BTU Up to 140,000 Up to 140,000 Up to 199,000
AFUE/
Energy Factor
Up to 93.2% Up to 95% .98 Energy Factor
Venting Sch 40 PVC Sch 40 PVC Sch 40 PVC
Energy Star? Yes Yes Yes

For features and benefits of these lines, please see HVAC Distributors online hydronics line card or contact your Account Manager. To order: call us at 800-228-4822, order online, or stop by your local branch location.