AC Pro Mini Split System

Do You Need a Mini Split Air Conditioner?

Are you a Southern California resident considering an upgrade to your home’s HVAC system? If so, installing a mini split air conditioner could potentially save you significant money through available tax credits and rebate programs. Let’s dive into the two primary incentives available for eligible installations in SoCal: The federal tax credit for central air conditioning systems and the Comfortably CA Heat Pump Rebate Program.


Federal Tax Credits

First, the Federal government offers a tax credit that covers up to 30% of the cost of the equipment when you install a central air conditioning system. This incentive can significantly reduce your initial investment and ongoing energy costs, given that these systems are considerably more energy-efficient than traditional HVAC systems. A mini split air conditioner, which provides individual room control, adds the benefits of customizable comfort and potential energy savings.


To qualify for this tax credit, your system must meet specific energy-efficiency criteria, with the credit applying to both parts and installation costs. Remember, this tax credit doesn’t directly reduce your tax bill but lowers your total income tax. If your tax liability is less than your credit, you can carry the remaining credit over to the next tax year. You’ll need to save your receipts and the Manufacturer’s Certification Statement for your installed system. Check them out here.


Comfortably CA Heat Pump Rebate

Next, the Comfortably CA Heat Pump Rebate Program is a unique opportunity for residents in select zip codes within Southern California. This program is funded by customers of four Californian investor-owned utilities (IOUs): Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), Southern California Gas (SoCalGas), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E).


The program encourages homeowners to replace their existing AC systems with a qualified AC Pro Heat Pump System. These heat pumps, which often come in the form of mini split air conditioners, are energy-efficient and space-optimized. The rebate amount varies depending on the model and tonnage of the system, with some models offering rebates of over $1000. However, on average, the Comfortably CA heat pump rebate can cover around $500 of the cost of the equipment.


To benefit from the Comfortably CA Heat Pump Rebate Program, visit Keep in mind that incentive amounts or product types can change based on market trends, program performance, or utility needs and priorities, so it’s best to check with your participating HVAC/Plumbing Professional for the most accurate information.


Saving Homeowners Money

For SoCal residents, the transition to a mini split air conditioner has never been more affordable. By leveraging the federal tax credit for central air conditioning installations and the Comfortably CA heat pump rebate program, you can significantly offset your initial investment. These energy-efficient systems are not only cost-effective but also contribute to a more sustainable future. Don’t miss these opportunities to make your home more comfortable and environmentally friendly!


Are you ready to make the switch and enjoy the benefits of a mini split air conditioner system? Sinclair Air Systems is here to guide you through the process. As a leading HVAC contractor in SoCal, we’re committed to delivering high-quality installations that qualify for these tax credits and rebate programs. Reach out to us at Sinclair Air Systems today to discuss your options and start your journey to a more comfortable and energy-efficient home.

Once you get your new system installed. Check out our post from last week about The Importance of Air Conditioning Preventive Maintenance

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