09:03AM | 02/26/06
Member Since: 09/24/05
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As an H&R Block employee, I've been reading up on some of the future tax credits available next year for energy-saving improvements. However, I don't understand the HVAC technical side to everything I'm reading.

For the tax credits for A/C improvements, it mentions package systems and split systems. Does this refer to buying the outside condensor unit and the unit in my utility closet either together as a package or separately, or is "split" and "package" referring to something else entirely?

Would the tax credits apply to replacing EITHER ONE of either the condensor unit or the unit in my utility closet, or would a taxpayer have to replace BOTH in the same year to qualify for a tax credit?


10:12AM | 02/26/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
A split system is on that has an external compressor and an evporator coil that mounts inside with the air handler (usually a furance, but there are some other options).

A packaged unit is one that the compressor, fan, and evaporator coil all mounted in one unit.

The through the wall motel units are one type of packaged unit. But there are other types.

Now I have not read the details of the tax credit, but I believe that it requires units of a certain SEER or better.

For a split system you can only get an SEER with a componets that have been tested together. In almost all case that means that you need to replace both parts at the same time. And sometimes the high SEER rating requires a variable speed fan which mean that the furnace might also need to be replaced.



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