Welcome! Here are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.
Need to contact us? Visit https://heatinghelp.com/contact-us/.
Click here to Find a Contractor in your area.

Ask Professor Silberstein

Is there an oil furnace/ac combination that has a 16 SEER to qualify for the energy tax credit? Mike


  • Eugene Silberstein
    Eugene Silberstein Member Posts: 1,380
    16 SEER

    There are many air conditioning equipment manufacturers that have air conditioning equipment rated at 16 SEER and up. These include Carrier, Trane, Lennox and even Amana. You would have to purchase the unit with a cased "A -coil" to fit on top of the furnace of your choice. Furnaces do not have SEER ratings, so you will have to install the cooling coil as an add-on. To the best of my knowledge, as long as the AC equipment is 16+ SEER, you should be okay.
  • don_205
    don_205 Member Posts: 66
    Hi professor

    Most system has to have the variable speed blower in order to get the rated seer.

    I know trane has a oil furnace with variable speed.I think thermopride does as well.They have no choice if they want to get the rating.

    Hope all is well.
  • JohnNY3
    JohnNY3 Member Posts: 10
    One thing

    If the building needs anything in the half ton range (1.5, 2.5, or 3.5 tons), your'e out of luck. almost anything over 15 SEER is pretty much available in full tonngae ranges.

This discussion has been closed.