Consumers who purchase and install specific products in existing homes can receive a tax credit for 30% of the cost up to $1,500, for improvements “placed in service” starting January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010. There are a number of tax credits available to consumers and homeowners for making your home more energy efficient.
The tax credit is good for such purchases as:
Many of the most energy-efficient appliances cost more initially, but they'll save you money in the long run. Expect to keep most major appliances between 10 and 20 years. A more efficient appliance soon pays for itself. Lower monthly utility bills over the lifetime of the appliance will more than off-set a higher purchase price. In addition, the latest resource-efficient clothes washers and dishwashers not only save electricity, they also use a lot less water and can reduce your water bill.
Windows, doors and skylights
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
Solar energy systems
Small wind energy systems
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