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2011 Tax Incentives that’ll Heat up your Home

Looking for ways to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient this winter?  Tax incentives offered by federal and state governments, and local utility companies, can help ease the burden of home improvements that will reduce your monthly bills.

If you’re in the market for new windows, doors, biomass stoves, heating systems, and/or insulation, you can take advantage of the current incentives.  Even minor projects like duct sealing, air infiltration reduction and adding window films can qualify.

For information on federal tax credits, check out the Energy Star website.  For state and utility incentives, visit The Tax Incentive Assistance Project website here.

  • Windows and Doors:  Should you upgrade your windows and doors with simple energy-saving strategies or replace them with new energy efficient models?  Find the answers here.  For tips on selecting the right windows for your climate, visit the U.S. Dept of Energy here.
  • Insulation and sealing air leaks:  Would your home benefit from added insulation?  Find out here.  Where does your home leak air?
  • Biomass stoves:  These include wood-burning and pellet stoves.  Learn about the emissions from these stoves here.
  • Heating systems:  Included here are heat pumps, furnaces and boilers.  Curious about energy-efficient retrofits or replacements of old heating systems?  Visit the Energy Savers site or the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

photo by Jack Byrnes Hill

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2011 Tax Incentives that’ll Heat up your Home

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