Volume 1 Issue 7

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Spence HVAC

Energy-efficiency tax credit

Tax breaks savings on high-efficiency Spence & Lennox products

As a four-time winner of the ENERGY STAR® Manufacturing Partner of the Year award—and the first and only winner in the heating and cooling industry—Spence HVAC & Lennox offers a complete selection of high-efficiency home comfort systems that qualify for tax credits by meeting the minimum energy-efficiency ratings stipulated in the Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010. These tax credits are available on qualifying equipment purchased and installed between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011.

The links below will provide you with complete details on the qualifying Spence HVAC & Lennox products available within each category of tax credits:

Tax credits up to $450
Furnace Tax Credit
Air Conditioner Tax Credit
Heat Pump Tax Credit
Packaged System Tax Credit

Tax credits equal to 30% of the cost—with no upper limit
Photovoltaic Energy Installations Tax Credit – Applies to the solar panel installation required to operate Spence HVAC & Lennox' first-of-its-kind SunSource® Home Energy System

Tax credits up to $50
Advanced Fan Furnace Tax Credit – Available on any furnace equipped with an advanced main air circulating fan that uses no more than 2% of the furnace's total energy

Please consult your tax expert on any tax credit to which you may be entitled.


Solar heating and Air

Are you ready to get started on the path to real energy savings? The following steps will help you prepare for installation of a SunSource® Home Energy System.

Step 1 – Call your local Spence HVAC & Lennox Dealer for a consultation.

Your Dealer has a detailed planning checklist to help determine whether your home meets all the requirements for installation of a SunSource Home Energy System.

Step 2 – See if your roof gets enough sun.

A southern exposure is best, and your roof should be relatively free of shade from trees or structures such as chimneys. Your Spence HVAC & Lennox Dealer will perform tests to estimate the site's monthly and annual solar energy generation potential.

Step 3 – Determine whether your roof is big enough.

Each solar module requires about 15 square feet of rooftop surface area. The number of modules you want installed determines how much space you need. Your Spence HVAC & Lennox Dealer will help you with the calculations.

Step 4 – Investigate possible building restrictions in your neighborhood.

If you belong to a Homeowners' Association (HOA), you might be required to submit your solar installation plans for approval ahead of time.

Step 5 – Upgrade your Internet service if necessary.

An always-on Internet connection with broadband router is required to take advantage of the SunSource system's web-based performance monitoring service.

Step 6 – Check for proper utility service and electrical wiring.

Your Spence HVAC & Lennox Dealer will check the grid power supplied by your local utility company and also inspect your home's distribution panel to make sure all required specifications are in order. Your dealer will also need to identify all local electrical code requirements to ensure compliance.

Step 7 - Find out if your local utility company has solar-friendly programs and policies in place.

Ask whether your utility company has a net-metering program that will allow you to receive credit for at least a portion of the electricity your SunSource system generates. You will also want to learn whether you must meet power-generating thresholds to qualify for valuable rebate and incentive programs.

Step 8 – Watch your utility bills shrink, right along with your carbon footprint.

Reducing our Footprint

Spence hvac Spence Heating and Air Conditioning prides itself in taking care of the earth by recycling everything possible in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint.

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