November 17th, 2009
Tax credits can lower your tax bill dollar for dollar. There are 44 days from today (November 17, 2009) to get a tax credit for 2009.
If you are considering replacing your air conditioning by spring of next year consider moving the schedule up to 2009 so you can get the tax credit for 2009. There is 15% of cost to replace tax credit up to $1500.00 of qualified air conditioning equipment or a total 15% tax credit for a geothermal air conditioning system. Here in Jacksonville the preferred air conditioning system is an electrical heat pump. Hence, $1500.00 tax credit is the max for most units.
Upgrading your air conditioning to qualified tax credit equipment makes cents because you get tax credit and you also will save up 30% on your electric bill.
Fortunately, if you can delay your replacement unit until late 2010 the tax credit will still be available for the 2010 tax year.
Here is an article to help you make other tax wise decisions for 2009, 10 ways to lower your 2009 Taxes
If you would like a free estimate for qualified tax credit equipment call our office 904 714-3875.
September 21st, 2009
Correcting leaky air ducts may be the most important single thing you can do to improve the energy performance of your house. Air duct leakage, especially in Jacksonville’s brutal summers, could be costing you up to 25% of the energy efficiency of your system. Combine this with an oversized unit and it could be costing you up to 40%-50% of the energy efficency of your system.
Sealing the ducts can be a big project and it is messy requiring you to crawl into some difficult spots and get dirty. There may be some DIY books at Home Depot or Lowes that explains how to do it yourself. This project is one of the HVAC projects we do in Jacksonville, Fl and surrounding area by the hour instead of by the job.
If you do not want to tackle the job yourself give us a call at 904 714-3857 or submit a form in right hand column of Croft Air Conditioning web site.
September 8th, 2009
The EPA has identified indoor air pollution as one of the top five urgent environmental risks to public health.
A growing concern in Jacksonville home’s today is the rise of indoor air pollution. Are you aware that indoor air pollution can have a major effect on your family’s health, comfort, and safety as well?
Indoor air pollution magnifies allergy symptons. Also indoor air pollution contributes to lung disease, including respiratory tract infections, asthma and lung cancer. When you or a family member suffer from allergies or asthma call us at 904 714-3857 to get a HomeAdvice(TM) report. And when you have infants or elderly persons living in the home, indoor air pollution and its health implications are of even greater concern to you.
Call us at 904 714-3857 to have a HomeAdvice(TM) quality check done in your home.
August 25th, 2009
Jacksonville, FL has on average 89 days a year with a temperture above 90 degrees. These hot days combined with the Jacksonville humidity means your air conditioning is going to work overtime. The overtime work of your ac unit without being prepared will lead to equipment failure and you will have to call an air conditioing contractor when he is at his busiest period. Because this is the busy season he will not be offering any discounts.
However, signing up with our service contract agreement will ensure your air conditioning is prepared to deal with the hot weather. We will give your ac a through inspection twice a year, determine if there are any existing defects that need to be repaired immediately and guarantee that no repairs will be required in the next 30 days. When you do need a repair you will be given preferred treatment and 15% discount from our regular price. You also receive special pricing on new equipment replacement. Call us at 904 714-3857 or check out more at Air Conditioning Service Agreements.
August 17th, 2009
The 2009 stimulus package includes a tax credit for air conditioning home improvements up to $1500.00. To qualify the unit must be installed and placed in service in 2009 and the credit can be claimed by the 4/15/2010 deadline for the 2009 tax return. Geothermal qualified equipment does not have an upper limit and is 30% of the quailified equipment cost. The typical installation here in Jacksonville Fl is for installation of a 15 Seer or higher Heat pump system with a EER rating of 12.5 and a HSPF rating of 8.5. This type of system qualifies for a 30% tax credit up to $1500.00. This installation must be for the primary residense. Contact us at 904 714-3857.