Reminder: Energy-efficiency home improvement tax credits are still in place


Many people scrambled to get qualifying improvements installed before the end of 2009 to be able to claim tax credits.  It’s important to remember that ARRA extended these energy-efficiency home improvement tax credits through December 31, 2010.  And thus the $1,500 credit is still available for qualifying insulation, furnace and air-conditioner replacements, window and door replacement, and other measures.   We’ve got a good summary of measures that qualify and answers to some frequently asked questions on these federal tax credits for energy-efficiency improvements.


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5 Responses to “Reminder: Energy-efficiency home improvement tax credits are still in place”

  1. Jerry Hall Says:

    Are there tax credits for installing a new metal roof with additional insulation? Are there there tax credits for installing new energy saving home appliances, auch as refridgers etc.?

  2. Berniece Juhas Says:

    i have been reading your site in recent days and its very useful for improving my home. thanks n keep posting!

  3. john air conditioner Says:

    Lean improvement is critical for now, everyone should learn about it 😀

  4. Mike Says:

    You can also get tax credit for installing attic stair covers. If you dont know what that is you can read about it on google or look on sites like attic covers. Attic covers are Proven to reduce air transfer by at least 71%

    • Mike Rogers Says:

      We use attic stair covers quite frequently. And they play a role in reducing air leakage. However, I find comments like this very misleading. “Attic covers are Proven to reduce air transfer by at least 71%” At least? That is demonstrably false–there are many causes of air-leakage, and attic stair while often an important source of air-leakage are rarely responsible for 71% of the air leakage. And some attic stair accesses can be already well sealed, in which case reducing leakage by “at least 71%” doesn’t make sense either. This is the kind of wild claim that confuses people. It’s much like window companies who promise to reduce energy costs by 50% (or 75%) for people who replace their windows–soemthing that for the typical homeowner simply won’t happen and probably represents a 10-fold distortion of reality. Folks, evaluate claims like this with A LOT of skepticism. Anyone who makes claims about percentages that one piece of the puzzle with solve without looking at the other pieces and how they interrelate is probably off the mark.

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