Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency

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Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency

If you purchase an energy-efficient product or renewable energy system for your home, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit. Below you will find an overview of the federal tax credits for energy efficiency.

Please note, not all ENERGY STAR qualified products qualify for a tax credit. ENERGY STAR distinguishes energy efficient products which, although they may cost more to purchase than standard models, will pay you back in lower energy bills within a reasonable amount of time, without a tax credit.

What is included in the Tax Credit?

Tax Credit:

30% of cost up to $1,500

Expires:

December 31, 2010

Details:

Must be an existing home & your principal residence. New construction and rentals do not qualify.

Windows, Doors, Skylights

Energy efficient windows, doors and skylights can reduce energy bills.

 Requirements

Installed after June 1, 2009:
U factor <0.30
SHGC <0.30

Installed before June 1, 2009:
Must be ENERGY STAR qualified

Tax Credit does NOT include installation costs.

See definitions.

More Information

How to apply
Windows, Doors, Skylights FAQs

Storm Windows & Doors

A less expensive approach to replacing old windows/doors, is to use storm windows to improve energy efficiency. When installed in combination with older, less efficient window/door, storm windows/doors can enhance efficiency by creating another barrier between the interior of you home and the weather outside.

Requirements

In combination with the exterior window/door over which it is installed:

U-factor and SHGC of 0.30 or below
Must meet the IECC

Tax Credit does NOT include installation costs.

See definitions.

More Information
How to apply

Storm Windows & Doors FAQs

 

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