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Congress Unlikely to Renew HVAC Tax Provisions in 2013

25C, 179D, Other HVAC-Related Tax Provisions Set to Expire on Dec. 31
By Jen Anesi
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Though industry leaders agree that the provisions will probably be renewed, it may not happen for a while, which would again leave some manufacturers, distributors, and contractors in limbo.


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Congressman Meets HVAC Contractor

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Rep. Jim Gerlach, R-Pa., recently visited DiFilippo’s Service Co. in Paoli, Pa., to better understand the concerns of small-business owners in his district. 


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Geothermal Examined

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Building owners, designers, and contractors considering a geothermal heat pump system may now determine the associated federal tax credits, using Carrier’s new white paper, “Geothermal Heat Pump Systems and Federal Tax Incentives.”


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Tax Credits Provide Renewable Opportunities

By Angela D. Harris
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Not all energy-efficient HVAC equipment qualifies for tax credits, but there are four renewable energy product categories that do — geothermal heat pumps, small wind turbines, solar energy systems, and fuel cells. Though some seem beyond HVAC, they each have the potential to bring new revenue streams to contractors.


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Industry Reacts to 25C Expiration

By Herb Woerpel
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For the time being, the 25C residential energy tax credit has officially expired. Since many HVAC residential contractors used the tax credit as a selling tool, there has been a lot of discussion about how the expiration will affect the industry, and if there is any hope for an extension of the credit.


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Industry Pushes for 25C Tax Credit in 2012

By Kimberly Schwartz
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The 25C tax credits have been a popular sales tool for residential HVAC contractors since their introduction in 2006. Late last year, Congress extended the credits through 2011, and now many in the industry are wondering if Congress will extend the credits again for 2012.


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NEWS’ Panel Discusses Reduced Tax Credit Selling

By John R. Hall
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When the U.S. government offered up to $1,500 in tax credits for higher efficiency appliances, HVAC contractors got their foot in the doors of consumers who might not normally have considered buying high-end. Since the tax credits were reduced in 2011, the same selling opportunities have dried up too — or have they?


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Selling Strategy Needed for High-End Products

By John R. Hall
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What once was an inviting $1,500 tax credit is now a return to the traditional selling methods of explaining features and benefits of high efficiency products to homeowners. While it may be necessary to shift gears to a new selling strategy, some things still remain the same.


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