Water Heater Annual Maintenance
Water heater manufacturers highly recommend an annual safety checkup and regular maintenance of your water heater. These annual inspections are essential to the safe operation and extended life of your water heater and keep the manufacturer warranties in place:
When water is heated, it leaves behind sediments that build up in the bottom of your tank. This is the leading cause of tank failures and leaks.
Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve & Expansion Tank Testing
These devices keep your water heater from exploding from the excess pressures that build up when heating water.
Anode Rod Check
This hidden device is what keeps the inside of the tank from decaying and leaking before the expected life (warranty) of the water heater is up.
Carbon Monoxide Testing
To help keep your family safe from this very dangerous and odorless gas.
Heating & Cooling Tax Credits
What if you could make home improvements that increase your comfort, lower your energy costs, add value to your home, and do something good for the environment? And what if you could get some money back from Uncle Sam at the same time?
Updated Tax Incentives for Homeowner
Part of the tax extender bill passed by Congress in 2010 made significant changes to tax incentives for federal taxpayers who install qualified energy-efficient retrofits in their homes, including higher efficiency heating and air conditioning equipment in their primary residences. An eligible taxpayer may claim up to $500 in tax credits, subject to caps based on the type of equipment installed.
You may now qualify for tax credits equal to 10% of the costs (up to a $300 limit) for installing a high-efficiency central air conditioner, heat pump, or hot water heater. You may also qualify for tax credits equal to 10% of the costs (up to a $150 limit) for installing a qualified furnace or hot water boiler. A smaller tax credit of 10% of the installed cost (up to a $50 limit) is available for installing a system with an advanced main air circulating fan.
If I Claimed More Than $500 in Tax Credits Under the Previous Tax Credit Program, Am I Still Eligible?
No. The new law reinstates the lifetime tax credit limits, which disqualify any homeowner who has claimed more than $500 in 25c tax credits since January 1, 2005, from any other credits.
But call us anyway if you are interested in energy-efficient furnaces and air conditioners…48% of our customers that called last year to utilize their tax credit for a new system, in fact, didn’t use it, because we found a more cost-effective solution that met their budget, and was almost as energy-efficient and comfortable as the higher-end systems that do qualify.
Why You Should Consider an Upgrade Regardless of the Federal Tax Incentives
Advances in technology over the last 10 years mean that today’s higher efficiency heating and cooling equipment uses less energy, runs more quietly, and provides improved indoor air quality and comfort. And by using less energy and improved refrigerants, your new equipment is much better for the environment. Most homeowners would like to reduce their energy bills with higher efficiency heating and AC equipment and these tax credits help make the initial investment more affordable.
Call today and talk to one of your comfort advisors at RW Heating & Air Plumbing & Electrical about finding the right qualified equipment that meets your budget. We can show you how much energy (and money) you could save over the long term.
Note: Every taxpayer’s situation is different. We can’t guarantee eligibility for the tax credits. But the professionals at RW Heating & Air Plumbing & Electrical can help you figure out what equipment qualifies and how it can work for your comfort, health, and budget.
Note: Tax credit information is provided by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) as a service to their quality heating and cooling contractor members.