Federal Tax Credit for Energy Efficiency on Windows, Doors, Skylights
Posted by Norman Fong
The Federal Tax Credit for Energy Efficiency – Windows, Doors, Skylights expired in 2011. The President chose not too extend this tax credit. Local energy utility companies like PG&E have their own energy efficiency rebates. To find out if rebates or other incentives are available in your area, visit the ENERGY STAR Rebate Finder.
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A reminder that there is a Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency on Qualifying Windows, Doors, Storm Windows, Storm Doors, and Skylights. If you have been thinking about replacing these items, you might as well upgrade now and save some money.
For 2011, the Federal Tax Credit for energy efficiency drops to 10%, up to a $500 maximum. (2010 Federal Tax Credit information)
- Windows capped at $200
- Qualification now ENERGY STAR
- Existing home and principal residence. New construction and rentals do not qualify.
- Expires December 31, 2011 – Consult the What other rebates are available? below for other possible rebates.
Pella even makes doors utilizing eco friendly, green, FSC Certified Rustic Walnut.
Consumer Reports.org has tips on selecting a door.
Storm Doors and Windows must meet International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) guidelines. Look for double glazed windows with an low emissivity (low-e) and a R-value of about two or three.
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