Friday, March 18, 2011

Your Guide to Efficiency Incentives

To follow up on our last blog, we have a few more pointers for getting an A&E energy audit.  But first, we'd like to give you more information on improving energy efficiency in your home while benefiting from the 2011 Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency. Here's a few highlights from A&E's energy guide:

1. Insulation and Doors:

The tax credit includes 10% of the cost up to $500. This tax credit can be applied to average bulk installation products but can also include air seal products. For windows, this credit is capped at $200.
Efficient window and door insulation can lead to energy savings,
 increased natural lighting and qualify your home for tax credits.
2. Gas, Propane, Oil Furnace:

Choose high energy factor hot water 
heaters with superior thermal efficiency to 
improve your home's consumed energy.  
Your furnace can qualify for a tax credit of $150.  By utilizing the tax credit, you can increase efficiency by making them 15% more efficient than standard furnaces.

Saving money on energy bills while decreasing your impact on the environment are two worthwhile savings in and of themselves.

3. A/C Units and Water Heaters:

A/C units and water heaters qualify for a $300 tax credit.  Both units make a huge difference in the comfort quality of your home in addition to the fact that water heating can account for between 14 and 25% of consumed energy in your home.

Check out our FAQ page for a detailed list of questions you may have regarding the 2011 Tax Credits as well as other efficiency incentives. You can also contact us to schedule an A&E energy audit to begin tax rebated improvements on your home's energy efficiency.
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