High Efficient Ceiling Cassette Air Conditioner
Problem: I have a 3 season porch that is glass from ceiling to floor and is constructed with double pane low E glass windows. I live in the Kansas City area. It has a northern exposure and is 14 X 20 sq.ft.with 9.5 ceilings. My goal is to install a heat pump with the evaporator section recessed into the ceiling. I do currently have a gas fire place that is rated for 30,000 btu/hr and I am able to heat the space, but would like to consider a heat pump if possible. I would be willing to pass on the heat pump if a cool only system would qualify for the energy credit. Is there a manufacturer who makes a ceiling cassette model that qualifies for the energy tax credit? I understand that the SEER must be a minimum of 15, the EER must meet 12.5 and the HSPS 8.5. Do all three efficiency ratings need to be met in order to qualify for the 30 credit? Thanks–Mark
Solution: Hello Mark, searching around I see Friedrich has a 15 SEER cassette air conditioner with an HSPF of 8.5. I am sure that other brands as well will follow with the inverter compressor ceiling cassette units. Prices seem to start around $3100.00 for an 18,000 btu. ceiling cassette system. You can probably find a lesser SEER rated unit for much less money. Make sure to contact the manufacturer to make sure their system qualifies for the 30% tax credit. Remember all three numbers must be obtained for the tax credit. 15 SEER, 12.5 EER, and 8.5 HSPF.