Financial Incentives for Geothermal Heat Pumps

There is a US federal tax credit for residential geothermal heat pump installations equal to 26% of the total system cost. And, there's a 10% federal tax credit for commercial geothermal heat pump installations.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act adopted in October 2008 allows for a 26% tax credit for costs associated with ENERGY STAR qualified geothermal heat pumps installed in residences, as noted in section 25D of the Internal Revenue Code. The 26% credit applies to geothermal equipment placed in service through 2022. Tax credits will be available through 2023.

US Incentives

Incentives in the United States

Any geothermal equipment meeting ENERGY STAR requirements at the time of installation is eligible for the residential geothermal tax credit. The geothermal system must be installed in the United States in a home owned by the taxpayer. The tax credit applies for geothermal installations in new and existing homes. 

The credit is equal to 26% of the eligible system costs, including the heat pump, ground loop field, etc. There is no limit to the number of times the credit can be claimed, so if the taxpayer has more than one home, the credit can be claimed for each home where geothermal equipment is installed.

IRS Form 5695 Is Used To Claim The Residential US Tax Credit
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Rebates & Incentives

In addition to the commercial and residential federal geothermal tax credit, numerous states, local municipalities, and utilities also offer rebates, tax incentives, and/or low interest loans to support your geothermal installation.

DSIRE USA is a database of state and local geothermal incentives.

Incentives in Canada

A list of incentives related to energy efficiency from provincial/territorial governments, major Canadian municipalities, and major electric and gas utilities is available by province at the Natural Resources Canada website.

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Geothermal Certificates for Tax Credit

If you purchased an ENERGY STAR qualified geothermal heat pump during the federal tax credit period, you may download the appropriate year's certificate for your records. This is purely for your records, and we recommend consulting a tax professional when claiming your credit. 

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