Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Green Tax Credits Available in 2009

As part of the economic bailout, Congress has included some energy efficiency tax credits for homes and businesses. Here is a brief run-down. Check with your tax preparer for the details on how to take advantage of these.

--Purchase of hybrid car or SUV $250-$3,150 depending on vehicle weight and fuel economy.
--Purchase of heat pump or central air conditioner $300. Purchase of furnace or boiler $150. Only certain Energy Star products qualify.
--Replacement windows up to $200. All Energy Star windows qualify.
--Insulation and sealing up to $500-installation must meet building code.
--Ground source heat pump up to $2,000. Only Energy Star models qualify.

Thanks to Dawn Killough of Green Building for this information.

Contact me for a walk-through assessment of your home or business to start saving money on energy costs. These kinds of improvements start paying for themselves the day they are completed and contribute to overall sustainability as well.

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