Thursday, July 2, 2009

Want to Get Greener? Save Money with Tax Credits

Tax credits for homeowners are looking pretty good for 2009 and 2010. For instance, you can take a 30 percent tax credit, up to $1,500, when you install energy efficient home equipment such as windows, doors, solar, roofs, air conditioners, and other items. For details, visit Energy Star Tax Credits.

Solar energy systems installed in Florida can qualify for up to $20,000 in rebates, depending on the wattage. You have until June 30, 2010 to make these installations, but don't put it off. If you're interested in taking advantage of this, understand that last minute shoppers will find providers busier and prices likely will be higher as the deadline grows nearer. Rebates are also available for pool and water heaters. More information can be found at Florida Climate. To locate this the easy way, type in "solar energy incentives" in the search box.

Florida also has federal funding for weatherization, which is available to low income families for repairs, air conditioners, insulation and water heaters. Contact your county office for details on requirements, which may vary by county. I'd like to hear any success stories. You can email me at
Source: Sun

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