Homeowners have one more month to take advantage of tax credits that can help them save energy and reduce their utility bills with more energy-efficient windows and doors, insulation, and heating and cooling equipment.
The tax credit for efficiency upgrades in existing homes (Internal Revenue Code Section 25C) is available for 30 percent of the cost, up to a $1,500 limit for 2009 and 2010, for the installation of certain types of insulation, windows, roofs, water heaters, heat pumps, air conditioners and furnaces. Details on the kinds of products that qualify and instructions for obtaining the credit are available at www.nahb.org/efficiencytaxcredit.
A tax credit available under tax code section 25D is also available for equipment that uses renewable energy, such as wind, solar, geothermal or fuel cells. Like the 25C credit, the 25D credit can be used for up to 30 percent of the cost of qualifying products, but there is no lifetime limit and the program does not expire until the end of 2016. [More]