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Breaking - New Tax Credit Allowances for the HVAC Industry!

There are a few basic truths to life, especially in this country. They hold more
importance depending on who you ask,
and what their beliefs are compared to
your own. As Benjamin Franklin said,
there are only two things certain in life:
death and taxes. Smart man, he was. Not
too many arguments can be made against
his statement.

The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2015

(H.R. 2029), extends the 25C tax credits
for highly efficient HVAC equipment that
expired at the end of 2014.
Specifically, this applies to equipment
placed in service after December 31, 2014
through December 31, 2016.

Oh yeah, tax time looms. Dont depend

solely on me, but I think I read instead of
April 15th, we have until Monday, April
18, 2016 to file our 2015 return; at least to
the Federal Government.

Please note that the maximum 25C tax

credit that can be claimed by a taxpayer
for all qualified energy efficiency improvements made in 2011 through 2016
is $500. Qualified equipment includes
HVAC products with the minimum efficiencies shown in the table below.

Disclaimer: Talk to your tax advisor!

OK. Lets shake off that dreary thought
process and ask yourself this simple question when preparing your taxes or gathering your info to farm the task off to your
preparer. Did you replace a furnace, air
conditioner, high efficiency boiler, or add
an energy efficient blower motor to your
equipment? If you did and it meets the
minimum requirement(s) below you are
entitled to take a credit. The breakdown is
as follows:
95% + AFUE gas fired Furnace

$ 150.00

95% + AFUE gas fired Boiler

$ 150.00

Air Conditioners or Heat Pumps $ 300.00

of SEER rates:
>= 16.0 SEER
>= 13.0 EER
*Be sure to check for details
Efficient circulating fans


To help better fish out the details I have

decided to include the bulletin we received
at the office from Bryant.

Tax credit certificates can be accessed via .


I U D:
1st National Freedom Day
2nd Ground Hog Day
3rd The Day the Music Died
5th Wear Red Day - Womens Heart
7th Super Bowl 50
Send a Letter to a Friend Day

Chinese New Year

Clean Out Your Computer Day


Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday


Ash Wednesday


11th National Investors Day

12th Abraham Lincolns Birthday
14th Valentines Day
National Organ Donors Day

Simply put, check the installation date of

your new equipment and check the receipts or contracts for the efficiency rates.
If you need any further documentation for
your records let us know. Please be sure to
check with your accountant about the specifics, especially when it comes to things
like amending your taxes or checking if
you have used this or an alternate type
of credit before. Your specific situation
may not be eligible for this bonus, but I
dont see any harm in checking right?
The credit extends as far as December
31, 2016 if you have not previously taken
advantage of any credit offers. There are
other allowances you may be entitled to if
you have made solar, insulation, windows,
etc. improvements
Happy Refund Season!



Presidents Day - 3rd Monday

20th Hoodie Hoo Day

Love Your Pet Day


George Washingtons Birthday

Walking the Dog Day


Pistol Patent Day


No Brainer Day


28th Oscar Night - Date Varies

29th Leap Day This Year

M A:

Black History Month

American Heart Month

Canned Food Month

Great American Pie Month

National Childrens Dental Health Month

National Grapefruit Month

National Weddings Month

National Cherry Month

Creative Romance Month

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Contest Corner - Updates

Hey everyone! We are very excited to be
rolling out an even easier way for you to join in
our semi-annual referral and testimonial prize
drawing. For those of you not familiar with
the contest, let me fill you in:
As our thanks to you for dropping us a nice
note about our services, referring us to friends,
family and co-workers or for shooting a raving
fan video, we want to give you a chance for
something in return. We will automatically
enroll you into our
twice yearly giveaway
of a new bicycle or flat
screen TV. You can
even hedge the odds in
your favor as we dont
put a cap on your entries. Heck, how could
we tell you to stop singing our praises to your
friends and family?

directly to the webpage referenced above.

Especially cool is that it can be done right from
your phone or tablet instead of walking over to
the computer or pulling out the laptop. And
yes, the whole process is mobile ready and
does not require zooming in or fussing with
the page. Once you are on the site, your name,
e-mail address and 3 brief check mark quesstions will be asked.

There is space available to write of your service

or installation
in your own
words. Of
course, if forr
some reason
you are not
happy with
something or
have any issues
you can also
use this form
to get to the
New to this ongoing reowners us
ward program is a cool
directly. We
way to directly provide
have always
us your feedback about
been happy to
our services and easily
address each
rate us without making
and every
it too difficult. Because
concern and
youre busy and dont
need extra steps to take or hoops to jump
through go to this link: http://corcoranheatnegative instances! or scan the QR code
on this page. If you dont know how to use the
Our latest winner in the drawing was Brian
QR code and want to learn, hop over to the
from CaptiveAire shown in the photo alongapp store (either iTunes or Google Play) and
side his new TV set. Had he or anyone else
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(maybe YOU next time) picked the bicycle
nifty apps allow you to link from the QR code


How to solve:




Decembers Puzzle


To solve a Sudoku, you only need logic and patience.

No math is required. Simply make sure that each 3x3
square region has a number between 1-9 with only
one occurrence of each number. Each column and row
of the large grid may only have one instance of 1-9.

no worries. We would have and will be happy

to work along with the winner and their favorite local bike shop directly to get their prize.
Besides the feedback link or QR code shown,
dont forget you will automatically be entered
after one of your testimonials or referrals.
Dont like changes? As always, you can continue to enter by mail, e-mail or phone. Good

QR code:

Check out our latest 5 Star Reviews:

Stacie J. Corcoran Heating & Air Conditioning is
amazing! We had an issue with our furnace and while here, the technician noticed
something might be wrong with our air
conditioner. He fixed our furnace and even
helped us with the air conditioner; a fix that
would have been much more expensive had
he not taken the time to investigate and help
us. Highly recommend!

Steve T. Always prompt in coming in when we need


John R. We have used Corcoran Heating & A/C

for at least 20 years. Their service is always
excellent and if they are not sure of what
is causing the problem, they admit it and
research the problem and resolve it. With the
addition of Toms son John to the business,
they have really upped their game and I
believe they are now out front of their competition not only in service but in the latest
technology related to their business. I have
and will continue to recommend Corcoran
Heating & A/C to others.

Dr. L. Tom, Brenda deserves a huge Raise. Thx for

all the help, Doc.

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C ooking Corn e r :
Healthy Crab Meat Pasta
The first Valentines day after our son was born my wife and I decided
that we would just celebrate Valentines day as a family. So every
year we have made this same crab pasta as a fun way to just hang
out as opposed to worrying about trying to go out. It always seems to be a busy time of year
for not only the restaurants, but for us as well. So if you are looking for an at home alternative
this Valentines day give this quick and easy pasta dish a shot.



2 tablespoons Canola Oil

2 Fresno Chilis finely chopped (spicy)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup dry white wine
1 lbs. jumbo lump crab meat, picked
1 lbs. spaghetti, cooked al dente,
drained, 1 cup of pasta water reserved
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh
flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon finely chopped dill
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
Extra-virgin olive oil
Salt & freshly ground pepper

Heat the canola oil in a large high-sided

saute pan over medium heat. Add the chiles
and garlic and cook until soft and the garlic
is pale golden brown. Add the wine and cook
until reduced. Add the crab and cook until
just heated through.
Add the pasta and some of the reserve cooking water to the pan and cook for another
minute. Stir in the parsley, dill, mint, lemon
zest. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt
and pepper.


2nd @ Avalanche

8:00 PM


@ Coyotes

8:00 PM


@ Stars

7:00 PM

9th vs Sharks

7:30 PM

11th vs Stars

7:30 PM



vs Ducks

7:30 PM



vs Maple Leafs

7:30 PM

17th @ Rangers

7:00 PM


@ Wild

2:30 PM


vs Predators

7:30 PM



28th vs Capitols

11:00 AM

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OK. This is a column about

admissions. No, not the college
kind. More the confessional type.
The first is an admission of my
confusion. What the heck season
is it? This winter (?) weather has
been weird. I never know if I need
to be ready to brave the elements
and help out at the office, or
if it is gonna be raining and darn
near 40 degrees out there. But
who am I to complain? I know I
want to go outside regardless of
the weather. With one exception:
that the back yard does NOT
continue to multitask as a skating
rink! I do not have skates nor
the ability to hit the ice like those
Blackhawks. Man, have they been
great to watch lately!
Yes, dogs do notice what is
playing on the TV. This leads to
admission number two. Or does

it? I am unwilling to admit or

deny what we do when humans are
not around or are a little distracted. Is it possible we can change
channels? That is another article
entirely. And one which Im certain never will be written.
Anyway, before I admit too
much and get shunned by the K-9
community I will leave you with another great photo from my collection. So enjoy! Talk to you soon!


1st @ Jazz

8:00 PM

3rd @ Kings

9:00 PM


@ Nuggets

8:00 PM


@ Timberwolves

7:00 PM

8th @ Hornets


vs Hawks


- 14


6:00 PM
7:00 PM

All Star Break

18th @ Cavaliers

7:00 PM

19th vs Raptors

7:00 PM


vs Lakers

2:30 PM


vs Wizards

7:30 PM



26th @ Hawks


@ Trail Blazers

7:;00 PM
7:00 PM

19th - Report to Mesa

18th - Report to Glrndale


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Schaumburg, IL 60173

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Toms Two Cents

The article about Tax Credit Allowances on the first page referenced Benjamin Franklin, and when reading about
him, made me realize he was the U.S
.version of Leonardo Da Vinci. Too
bad his birthday wasnt in February
as that fact would have made a great
segway into my article here. Instead,
Ill have to make the stretch and say
Im including Franklins story because
of February having Valentines Day,
and his version of the Golden Rule/
Secrets to Success relates to one of his
definitions of love. It goes something
like this:
There was a man who died and was
being taken to heaven by angels. But
first, they wanted to show him hell
(just for the hell of it, I guess).
The angels took him to a place where
there was a great bowl, so great, that
it was as big as a lake. The bowl was

filled with a nutritious stew. All the

way around the sides of this bowl were
people: emaciated, starving, miserable people. These people had spoons
to eat with that were long enough to
reach the shore they were on about
12 feet away. The trouble was, while
they could scoop up the stew into the
spoon, those were so long the stew fell
off before they could get it into their
mouths. So they continued to suffer
their hunger and misery.

to the mouth of another. Then someone else would scoop up the stew and
feed yet another.
The angel smiled and said, Here the
people feed each other. Here are the
people that learned the way of Love.

Next the angels took the man to heaven. To his surprise, he saw the same
scene filled with the 12 foot spoons
and the lake of food surrounded by
people. Yet something different was
here all these people
were smiling, happy and healthy looking. Why? asked the man. What is
the difference here?

PG. 1
Breaking - New Tax Credit Allowances
for the HVAC Industry!
Unique Holidays & Monthly Awareness
PG. 2
Sudoku Break & Contest Corner
PG. 3
Dogs World - Note From Franklin
Sports Corner
Cooking Corner: Healthy Crab Meat

The angel asked the man to look more

carefully and observe that one person
would scoop up the stew and bring it

From me to you hope you have

someone special to celebrate February
14th with. I do. Happy Valentines
Day, Jan.

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