Monday, January 21, 2013

New Energy Tax Credits available for 2013

Home Energy Efficiency Tax Credit                   Photo Credit: Google Images
If you have been thinking about making energy improvements on your home, now is the time to get started! By making a qualifying home energy improvement in 2013, you will be eligible for an energy tax credit of up to $500. In addition to the new 2013 tax credit, energy improvements can help reduce your energy bills and increase the comfort and efficiency of your home.

Air Movement in House
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 was just passed by Congress earlier this month.

This Act provides extensions of energy tax credits under IRS code section 25C that previously expired at the end of 2011. 
The new retroactive tax credit makes qualifying energy improvements completed in 2012 eligible and extends the tax credit for new work completed through 2013!

The maximum tax credit for all qualified home energy improvements under this legislation is $500.  If you have claimed $500 or more in home energy tax credits in any previous tax year, you are not eligible for this tax credit.  

Here is an overview of eligible home energy improvements and their associated tax credit allowance:

·         Insulation for walls, attic or basement: 10% of material costs only up to $150 maximum
·         Front Door: 10% of material costs only up to $150 maximum 
·         Energy Star Replacement Windows: 10% of material costs only up to $200 maximum
·         95% Efficient Furnace (natural gas or propane): $150
·         95% Efficient Boiler (oil, natural gas or propane): $150
·         Qualifying Air Conditioner and Electric Heat Pump: $300
·         Electric Heat Pump Water Heater (2.0 energy factor): $300
·         Natural gas, propane or oil water heater with .82 energy factor: $300
Click here for additional details. The first step to making an energy improvement on your home is getting an energy audit. Schedule an energy audit with A&E Construction's BPI certified energy professionals and learn about the potential cost savings you can earn on your improvement. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A&E Construction Extends Home Restoration Services to Ocean County NJ

Pennington Home Renovation
After Hurricane Sandy, many people in the local area suffered extensive home damage from trees, wind, and flooding. A&E Construction worked tirelessly to help homeowners and businesses in the Pennington area, while also volunteering to help set up and deliver gas generators to shore-line damaged areas. 

A&E Construction Addition
We want to officially extend our services to those in need of a builder for renovations for Ocean County homes or businesses.

If you have a residence or business that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy or if you know a friend or family member that is in need of a home restoration contractor, please contact A&E Construction to discuss your remodeling needs and see if our company would be a good fit for your project.

A&E Construction provides a wide range of home renovation services in Mercer and Ocean County including storm, flood, and fire damage. We are a whole-house, one-stop rebuilding company that specializes in large scale renovations and projects. 

Princeton Emergency Generator System
We offer design/build services for projects such as home additions as well as kitchen, bath, basement and other renovations. We work to provide customized solutions to fit your needs.

In addition to being your one stop shop for large renovations, A&E performs water remediation, and installs sump pumps and portable generator backup systems. we rebuild homes with an eye towards remedying past problems as well as preventing against future weather and storm damage. 

To read more about our emergency backup systems, read our blog post here

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A&E New Year Reminders

A&E: New Year Reminders

A&E Volunteers Help Deliver Generators to Staten Island

Hurricane Sandy left thousands of people without power and homes. A&E employees, along with local Pennington high schoolers, volunteered to help set up and deliver gas generators to Staten Island families in need. 
A&E Volunteers

Power Your Home with an Emergency Backup Generator

After Sandy, we had an influx of clients looking to install emergency backup generators in their homes. Please contact us via our website or call us at 609-737-4425 if you are interested in installing an emergency backup power system in your home.

An emergency backup system with a transfer switch outlet will allow you to power your primary circuits such as heat, sump pump, well pump, refrigerator, lighting, or the T.V.  

Sub Panel
Installing an emergency backup system with a transfer switch is safer and more convenient than running multiple extension cords around your home. 

Unlike extension cords, a transfer switch system can run devices that are not connected to a cord such as heaters and well pumps. 

When your power returns, other appliances or lights that are not run through the emergency generator will turn on; thus alerting you to flip the transfer switch back to the normal position.

Be Comfy and Save Money in the New Year

Princeton Blower Door Test
From now until June 2013, New Jersey's Home Performance with Energy Star(HPwES) program will give homeowners rebates of up to $5,000 and a 10 year no interest loan for qualifying home energy improvements. 

Make a New Year's Resolution this year to cut down on your energy bills! The first step to energy savings is filling out anenergy audit questionnaire.