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Enjoy the benefits of air conditioning and add a ductless heat pump http://mcdowellandson.com/enjoy-benefits-air-conditioning-add-ductless-heat-pump/ http://mcdowellandson.com/enjoy-benefits-air-conditioning-add-ductless-heat-pump/#respond Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:53:53 +0000 http://mcdowellandson.com/?p=1771 Enjoy the benefits of air conditioning and add a ductless heat pump You still have time to add a ductless heat pump to your home this summer and enjoy the benefits of air conditioning. Energy Trust is offering an additional $200-$500 bonus in addition to the $800 cash

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Enjoy the benefits of air conditioning and add a ductless heat pump

You still have time to add a ductless heat pump to your home this summer and enjoy the benefits of air conditioning. Energy Trust is offering an additional $200-$500 bonus in addition to the $800 cash incentive until November 30th. And of course, Wasco county residents get the best deal of a $2600 cash incentive.

 

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Energy Efficient Design and Remodel http://mcdowellandson.com/energy-efficient-design-remodel/ http://mcdowellandson.com/energy-efficient-design-remodel/#respond Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:42:29 +0000 http://mcdowellandson.com/?p=1739 Energy Efficient Design + Remodel Workshop Do you want to learn more about energy efficient design? Green Home Construction is hosting a workshop for homeowners who want to learn more about energy efficient technologies and building methods for a new home or remodel.  McDowell & Son will

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Energy Efficient Design + Remodel Workshop

Do you want to learn more about energy efficient design? Green Home Construction is hosting a workshop for homeowners who want to learn more about energy efficient technologies and building methods for a new home or remodel.  McDowell & Son will be there to answer any question about heating and air conditioning. Come join us at the Port of Hood River Commission Room on Thursday, June 19th at 5pm.

 

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Did you make energy efficient improvements to your home in 2012? http://mcdowellandson.com/energy-efficient-improvements-to-your-home-in-2012/ http://mcdowellandson.com/energy-efficient-improvements-to-your-home-in-2012/#respond Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:21:56 +0000 http://mcdowellandson.com/?p=1261   Did you make energy efficient improvements to your home in 2012? If you made energy efficient improvements to your home in 2012 you may qualify for a federal tax credit on your taxes. In my earlier post from Jan 11, 2012 I  posted a list of  qualified

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Federal Tax Form-5695

 

Did you make energy efficient improvements to your home in 2012?

If you made energy efficient improvements to your home in 2012 you may qualify for a federal tax credit on your taxes. In my earlier post from Jan 11, 2012 I  posted a list of  qualified hvac systems. You can qualify for 10% of the cost up to $500 for air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces and water heaters. If you missed that post or would like to go back and review it, click on the button below. 

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 In addition to the to the HVAC tax credit you can also receive 10% of the cost up to $500 if you made energy efficient improvements to the envelop of your home such as windows, insulation, air sealing and duct sealing.

In order to claim your tax credit you must fill out the IRS form 5695 and turn it in with your form 1040 or 1040NR. The 2012 version has been released and I have provided the link for you to download the form: Federal Tax Credit Form 5695. Also if you would like to learn more about all the energy tax credits available you can go to the site Tax Incentives Assistance Project or Energy Star to learn more. If you do go to Energy Star they have yet to post the tax credits for 2012 but should have them up in the next week.

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Federal Tax Credits Are Back And Retroactive To 2012 http://mcdowellandson.com/federal-tax-credits-are-back-and-retroactive-to-2012/ http://mcdowellandson.com/federal-tax-credits-are-back-and-retroactive-to-2012/#respond Fri, 11 Jan 2013 04:56:37 +0000 http://mcdowellandson.com/?p=1258 On January 2, President Obama signed legislation designed to avoid the “fiscal cliff” and keep tax rates from increasing for every American who pays taxes. In addition to its many other tax provisions, the bill retroactively reinstates the 25C tax credits for highly efficient HVAC and water

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On January 2, President Obama signed legislation designed to avoid the “fiscal cliff” and keep tax rates from increasing for every American who pays taxes. In addition to its many other tax provisions, the bill retroactively reinstates the 25C tax credits for highly efficient HVAC and water heating equipment that expired at the end of 2011.

Specifically, the bill extends the tax credits that expired in 2011 from January 1, 2012, until December 31, 2013, for qualified equipment listed in Section 25C of the Internal Revenue Code. Because the credits were made retroactive to January 1, 2012, they can be used for qualified equipment that was installed any time after December 31, 2011. Qualified equipment includes:

Water Heaters ($300 Tax Credit)

  • Electric heat pump water heaters with an energy factor of at least 2.0
  • Natural gas, propane, or oil water heater with an energy factor of at least 0.82 or a thermal efficiency of at least 90 percent


Furnaces ($150 Tax Credit)

  • Natural gas, propane, or oil furnace with an AFUE of not less than 95


Boilers ($150 Tax Credit)

  • Natural gas, propane, or oil boiler with an AFUE of not less than 95

Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps ($300 Tax Credit)

  • Split system central air conditioner that achieves the highest efficiency CEE tier as of January 1, 2009 (16 SEER; 13 EER)
  • Packaged central air conditioner that achieves the highest efficiency CEE tier as of January 1, 2009 (14 SEER; 12 EER)
  • Split system electric heat pump that achieves the highest efficiency CEE tier as of January 1, 2009 (8.5 HSPF; 12.5 EER; 15 SEER)
  • Packaged electric heat pump that achieves the highest efficiency CEE tier as of January 1, 2009 (8.0 HSPF; 12.0 EER; 14 SEER)

Advanced Main Air Circulating Fan ($50 Tax Credit)

  • A fan used in a natural gas, propane, or oil furnace with an annual electricity use of no more than 2 percent of the total energy use of the furnace

Here is a link to the AHRI announcement: Click Here

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Check out our new ad! http://mcdowellandson.com/check-out-our-new-ad/ http://mcdowellandson.com/check-out-our-new-ad/#respond Sat, 29 Dec 2012 18:49:28 +0000 http://mcdowellandson.com/?p=1212 Our new ad went on the shopping carts at Safeway this month. If you have not seen it yet, here it is…

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Inspecting ducts in tight crawl spaces http://mcdowellandson.com/inspecting-ducts-in-tight-crawl-spaces/ http://mcdowellandson.com/inspecting-ducts-in-tight-crawl-spaces/#respond Thu, 01 Nov 2012 23:43:40 +0000 http://mcdowellandson.com/?p=1204   Claustrophobic! Terry McDowell smiles for the camera as he inches his way through a tight crawl space during an HVAC inspection of the ducts.

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Claustrophobic! Terry McDowell smiles for the camera as he inches his way through a tight crawl space during an HVAC inspection of the ducts.

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Northern Wasco PUD cash incentives for Heat Pumps and Ductless Heat Pumps http://mcdowellandson.com/northern-wasco-pud-cash-incentives-for-heat-pumps-and-ductless-heat-pumps/ http://mcdowellandson.com/northern-wasco-pud-cash-incentives-for-heat-pumps-and-ductless-heat-pumps/#respond Wed, 01 Feb 2012 23:01:09 +0000 http://mcdowellandson.com/?p=1145 As of Jan 1, 2012 the Northern Wasco PUD has increased their cash incentives for installing a Heat Pump or Ductless Heat Pump. This is a great rebate and now would be a good time to upgrade your heating system if you currently have electric baseboard heat.

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As of Jan 1, 2012 the Northern Wasco PUD has increased their cash incentives for installing a Heat Pump or Ductless Heat Pump. This is a great rebate and now would be a good time to upgrade your heating system if you currently have electric baseboard heat.

  • Air source Heat Pump replacing electric heat and old heat pumps – $2,219.00
  • Air source Heat Pump replacing oil or gas heat – $1,148.00
  • Ductless Heat Pump replacing electric resistance heat – $2,670.00
  • Ground source Heat Pump replacing electric heat and old heat pumps – $4,955.00

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Tips for a green home http://mcdowellandson.com/tips-for-a-green-home/ Wed, 25 Jan 2012 16:42:43 +0000 http://mcdowellandson.com/?p=1114 [Via: Angie’s List Window Replacement]

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New Washington State Energy Code for HVAC http://mcdowellandson.com/new-washington-state-energy-code-for-hvac/ Mon, 23 May 2011 06:02:49 +0000 http://mcdowellandson.com/?p=1044 Don’t know if you have heard yet but there was a new energy code that took effect for homeowners in Washington State as of January 1, 2011. I think this is a step in the right direction and hopefully Oregon will soon follow. Hooking up a new

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Don’t know if you have heard yet but there was a new energy code that took effect for homeowners in Washington State as of January 1, 2011. I think this is a step in the right direction and hopefully Oregon will soon follow. Hooking up a new efficient heating system to leaky ducts makes no sense. It is kind of like driving a Prius with flat tires. Here at McDowell & Son we are big believers in sealing and testing ducts which is why we have been doing it for our customers for the past several years.

Here is the new code which effects new and existing homes:

101.3.2.6 Mechanical Systems: Those parts of systems which are altered or replaced shall comply with Section 503 of this Code. When a space-conditioning system is altered by the installation or replacement of space-conditioning equipment (including replacement of the air handler, outdoor condensing unit of a split system air conditioner or heat pump, cooling or heating coil, or the furnace heat exchanger), the duct system that is connected to the new or replacement space-conditioning equipment shall be tested, as specified in RS-33. The test results shall be provided to the building official and the homeowner.

EXCEPTIONS: 1. Duct systems that are documented to have been previously sealed as confirmed through field verification and diagnostic testing in accordance with procedures in RS-33.

2. Ducts with less than 40 linear feet in unconditioned spaces.

3. Existing duct systems constructed, insulated or sealed with asbestos

Duct Sealing for Comfort, Energy and Indoor Air Quality from Energy Experts on Vimeo.

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