Rebates & Tax Credits

2016 Federal Tax Credit Information

 

How do I get my tax credit?

To get your tax credit, you must purchase and put an eligible American water heater into service in your primary residence between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015. Save your receipt and use IRS Tax Form 5695 to claim your credit on your tax return.

2012-2016 Eligible Models

American Water Heater Company certifies the following information related to tax credits provided under the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2016.

Each American water heater model listed is a natural gas, propane, or oil water heater that has an energy factor of at least 0.82 or has a thermal efficiency of at least 90%. Accordingly, each is Qualified Energy Property and, when placed into service on or after January 1, 2015 and on or before December 31, 2016, each qualifies for the tax credit allowed under Section 25C of the Internal Revenue Code of 10% (up to $300, subject to limitations set forth in Section 25C) of the purchase and installation (labor only) cost. If you have claimed previous tax credits in excess of $500, you cannot claim any credit for improvements in 2016.

Download a 2016 MANUFACTURER’S CERTIFICATION STATEMENT

Qualifying Models:

High Efficiency Residential Condensing Gas

Natural Gas Liquid Propane
VG6250T76NV NA
VG6250T100NV VG6250T100PV
PG10 34-100-2NV PG10 34-100-2PV
PG10 34-130-2NV PG10 34-130-2PV
PG10 34-150-2NV PG10 34-150-2PV
PG10 50-130-2NV PG10 50-130-2PV
PG10 50-150-2NV PG10 50-150-3PV
PG10 50-175-3NV PG10 50-175-3PV
PG10 50-199-3NV PG10 50-199-3PV
VG6275T100NV VG6275T100NV



High Efficiency Commercial Condensing Gas

Natural Gas Liquid Propane
HCG3-60T120-3N HCG3-60T120-3P
HCG3-100T150-3N HCG3-100T150-3P
HCG3-100T199-3N HCG3-100T199-3P
HCG3-100T250-3N HCG3-100T250-3P
HCG3-119T300-4N HCG3-119T300-4P
HCG3-119T400-4N HCG3-119T400-4P
HCG3-119T500-4N HCG3-119T500-4P
PGC3 34-130-2NV PGC3 34-130-2PV
PGC3 34-150-2NV PGC3 34-150-2PV
PGC3 50-130-2NV PGC3 34-130-2PV
PGC3 50-150-2NV PGC3 50-150-2PV
PGC3 50-175-3NV PGC3 50-175-3PV
PGC3 50-199-3NV PGC3 50-199-3PV



Qualifying Tankless Models

Natural Gas Liquid Propane Natural Gas Liquid Propane
GT-110-NI/GT-110UI GT-110-PI GT-320-NIH GT-320-PIH
GT-310-NI/GT-310UI GT-310-PI GT-320-NIH GT-320-PIH
GT-510-NI/GT-510UI GT-510-PI GT-340-NIH GT-340-PIH
GT-110-NE/GT-110UE GT-110-PE GT-340-NEH GT-340-PEH
GT-310-NE/GT-310UE GT-310-PE GT-520-NIH GT-520-PIH
GT-510-NE/GT-510UE GT-510-PE GT-520-NEH GT-520-PEH
GT-240-NIH GT-240-PIH GT-540-NIH GT-540-PIH
GT-240-NEH GT-240-PEH GT-540-NEH GT-540-PEH



Each American water heater model listed below is an electric heat pump model that achieves a minimum of 2.0 EF. Accordingly, each is Qualified Energy Property and, when placed into service on or after January 1, 2013 and on or before December 31, 2014, each qualifies for the tax credit allowed under Section 25C of the Internal Revenue Code of 30% (up to $300, subject to limitations set forth in Section 25C) of the purchase and installation (labor only) cost. If you have claimed previous tax credits in excess of $500, you cannot claim any credit for improvements in 2014.

 

Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water

Electric
HPSE10250H045DV
HPSE10266H045DV
HPSE10280H045DV
HPE6280H045DV
HPE10280H045DV



Each American water heater model listed below is a solar thermal model that achieves a minimum solar contribution of 50%. Accordingly, each is Qualified Energy Property and, when placed into service on or after January 1, 2014 and on or before December 31, 2016, each qualifies for the tax credit allowed under Section 25D of the Internal Revenue Code of 30% of the purchase and installation (labor only) cost (no cap).

 

Solar Electric Water Heating System

Solar/Electric Booster Solar/Electric Booster
SSX62-ACI-150 SSX62-ACI-150LC
SSX62-ACI-220 SSX62-ACI-220LC
SSX62-ACI-240 SSX62-ACI-240LC
SSX62-ACI-320 SSX62-ACI-320LC
SSY62-ACE-150 SSY62-ACE-150LC
SSY62-ACE-220 SSY62-ACE-220LC
SSY62-ACE-240 SSY62-ACE-240LC
SSY62-ACE-320 SSY62-ACE-320LC



We recommend that purchasers consult a tax professional regarding their tax situation and eligibility for this tax credit. A taxpayer claiming credit for Qualified Energy Property should retain a copy of this Manufacturer’s Certification as part of the taxpayer’s records, along with the receipt of purchase.

Download a 2016 MANUFACTURER’S CERTIFICATION STATEMENT