Only 6 months left to use the federal energy-efficiency tax credit! There is still time for homeowners to obtain financial help for some upgrades. The tax credit is worth 30% of the costs, up to a maximum $1,500 total, for improvements – including insulation upgrades, heating and air-conditioning equipment, windows and doors, roofs, ventilation, water heaters and biomass stoves. Some installation expenses are not included. More advanced energy improvements, including solar panels have no cap and don’t expire until the end of 2016.
Check out the Database of Incentives and Policies for Renewables and Efficiency for federal and New York State at http://bit.ly/fhifg.
There is a waiting list for the appliance swap-out program – but other stimulus funded programs may still be running.