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Air Conditioning for medical tax write off

AC – Air Conditioning for medical tax write off:

Did you know that your Air Conditioner and air purifier may qualify for tax refunds as a medical expense?

It’s true! If you suffer with asthma, allergies, or any other health issue that would benefit from cleaner air or more controlled temperature settings you can claim up to $1,000 of your cost of a new air conditioner (AC) as a medical expense.

Taken from the Government of Ontario Website:

Air conditioner – $1,000 or 50% of the amount paid for the air conditioner, whichever is less, for a person with a severe chronic ailment, disease, or disorder – prescription needed.

To qualify you do need a prescription written by your doctor – I know it may seem odd to ask for a prescription for a new cleaner air conditioning system but it is worth the effort to ask. After all it means cleaner air in your home, better health for your family, and the added bonus of getting that $1,000 tax break at a time when prices continue to rise.

Air conditioning isn’t just about being physically cool and comfortable anymore with allergies increasing at an alarming rate and more children born with asthma than ever before not to mention all the other diseases and illnesses that air conditioning cooling and air filtration potentially relieves the symptoms of like:

  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD
  • Chronic Cough
  • Common Cold
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Hantavirus
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Influenza
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pandemic Flu
  • Pertussis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spirometry
  • Tuberculosis

Did we also mention that having the humidity levels controlled in your home through your air conditioning system help reduce mold and mildew growth, water damage due to wet sticky walls, and also helps alleviate rashes, blotchy skin, itchy eyes and skin, breathing issues and more.

To learn more about the eligibility requirements visit:

Canadian Medical Expenses Eligibility Page

Air conditioning in today’s home is no longer a luxury for many but a health and well being necessity.

Interested in a free no obligation quote to improve your home air quality or air conditioner?

Call us today at 613-224-0041

Francis Plumbing and Heating ClimateCare is your Air Conditioner Experts and your home indoor air quality guide to healthier living.

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  • During this pandemic in the middle of a heat wave air conditioning and filtration has never been more relevant (or needed). But most homeowners in Ottawa are not aware that they may qualify for a medical tax break for installing a new air conditioner or new filtration or new air purification system in their home.

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