On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The IRA includes $391 billion worth of energy and climate-related provisions, most of which are designed to incentivize nearly all sectors of the U.S. economy to transition to “cleaner” fuels and technologies and higher levels of energy efficiency. This includes tax incentives and rebate programs to encourage home energy retrofits and the installation of more efficient heating and cooling systems and all-electric appliances.

  • President Joseph R. Biden signed the landmark Inflation Reduction Act into law on August 16, 2022. The law authorizes $391 billion in spending on energy and climate change, including roughly $35 billion in clean energy investments managed through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Inflation Reduction Act represents the single largest investment in tackling the climate crisis and investing in clean energy in U.S. history.
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  • Oil-fired furnaces or hot water boilers are eligible for up to $600 under this credit. To qualify, the system must be placed into service between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2026 and meet 2021 ENERGY STAR® criteria. Between January 1, 2027 and December 31, 2031, equipment must have a 90 AFUE.
  • Oil-Fired Heating Equipment must also be rated by the manufacturer for use with renewable fuel blends of 20% or more. Beginning January 1, 2027, oil-fired boilers and furnaces must be rated for blends of 50% or more to qualify.
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  • Homeowners may claim their tax credit via his or her tax return.
  • Taxpayers will use IRS Form 5695 to apply.
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  • As with all tax matters, we strongly encourage you to consult with an accountant, or other qualified tax professional.
Property or Improvement Max. Amount Minimum Efficiency & Other Requirements
Oil furnace or hot water boiler Up to $600 2023-2026: 2021 EnergyStar® and certified B20 compatible
2027-2031: 90 AFUE and certified B50 compatible
Oil or gas water heater Up to $600 CEE highest efficiency tier (not including advanced tier) for year placed into service
Biomass (wood) stove Up to $2,000 Thermal efficiency rating of at least 75 percent
Central air conditioner Up to $600 CEE highest efficiency tier (not including advanced tier) for year placed into service
Electric panel upgrade Up to $600 Must be needed for other efficiency improvements and be upgraded to at least 200 amps
Window or skylight Up to $600 EnergyStar® Most Efficient
Exterior door Up to $250 (or $500 for multiple) Applicable EnergyStar® requirements
Insulation material or system (includes air sealing) Up to $1,200 Must meet prescriptive criteria from most recent International Energy Conservation Code

What Other Tax Credits and Rebates apply under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)?

  • Qualified energy efficiency improvements for the following building envelope components installed on or in your main home that you owned during 2022.
    • Any insulation material or system that is specifically and primarily designed to reduce heat loss or gain of a home when installed in or on such a home.
    • Exterior windows and skylights.
    • Exterior doors.
    • Any metal roof with appropriate pigmented coatings or asphalt roof with appropriate cooling granules that are specifically and primarily designed to reduce the heat gain of your home.
  • You may be able to take a credit of 30% of your costs of qualified solar electric property, solar water heating property, small wind energy property, geothermal heat pump property, biomass fuel property, and fuel cell property.
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