2020 Residential & Commercial Tax Credit Reinstatements

With the recent signing of the funding bills, H.R.1865 (Further Consolidated Appropriations Act) and H.R.1158 (Consolidated Appropriations Act), the residential energy efficiency tax credit and Section 179D deductions for commercial buildings have been reinstated through 2020, after having previously been expired in 2017. So, how do these reinstatements impact you? Tax Credits and Deductions for Energy Efficient Homes and Commercial Buildings Improving a home’s energy efficiency has become an increasingly important factor for both home owners and contractors. With the reinstatement of the residential energy efficiency tax credit in Section 25C of the Federal Tax Code, tax credits can be offered to individuals who have improved the energy efficiency of their homes. According to the ACCA, “for qualified HVAC improvements, homeowners may be eligible to claim 25C tax credits equal to 10 percent of the installed costs, and a maximum credit of $500.” When it comes to commercial buildings, tax… Continue reading

Load Calculations 101: Understanding the Basics

At Air Dynamics, we want you to be informed on all of the ins and outs of the HVAC business to help you make the best decisions for yourself and home. When it comes to purchasing a new HVAC system, one of the most important details to consider is the size that will be needed. This is where load calculations come into play. What are load calculations? In HVAC terms, a “load” is how much heating or cooling a home needs. Therefore, a load calculation is the process of determining the right-sized HVAC system that will best heat or cool a home. Why are they important? From footage size to insulation levels, every home is different. If you pick a system that is too big or small for your home, several issues can occur. These issues include: Uncomfortable Temperatures: Oversized and undersized systems can either put out too much or… Continue reading