Posts Tagged ‘roof’

GreenHomes America’s “Biggest, Baddest Icicles” Photo Contest

January 18, 2011

Win a Free Comprehensive Home Energy Assessment and $1,000 Worth of Attic Insulation and Air Sealing!

They’re BIG and they’re BAD. Icicles may make pretty ornaments for your home, but they are actually telltale signs of valuable heat and energy escaping through your home’s roof! Chances are, your heating bill is going through the roof, too.

Inadequate insulation in the attic and air leaks around fixtures, vents, attic stairs and other spots causes heat to travel up through your roof, melting the snow and ice. Those strange snow-melt patterns on your roof – squares, rectangles, etc. – those are hot spots where heat is leaking out as well! Adding insulation and air sealing will help keep heat in your home where it belongs, saving you money and making your home more comfortable. Icicles and ice buildup can also cause ice damming, which leads to leaks and can cause structural damage in your home.

GreenHomes America is offering a free comprehensive home energy assessment and $1,000 worth of attic insulation and air sealing to the person who shows us their biggest and baddest icicles photo by 2/28/11! Please visit the contest page for more details and to submit your icicle photo!

Or, learn more about ice damming at: http://bit.ly/h84GpI

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

January 20, 2010

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.

Thanks,
Mike

Winter Savings and Federal Tax Credits

October 18, 2009
Draft Form 5695 is available

Draft Form 5695 is available

In addition to the questions on winter energy savings which are starting to pour in, we’re still getting a lot of questions on the federal tax credits for energy-efficiency improvements.   We’ve provided answers to some of the common questions and a summary of the credits on the GreenHomes website.  The IRS still hasn’t issued the final form, but the draft of IRS 2009 Form 5695 for “Residential Energy Credits” is still availabe.

Thanks,
Mike


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