Energy Tax Credit Renewed for 2012 and 2013

Congress renewed the 2011 Energy Tax Credits available to homeowners who upgrade the energy efficiency of their home.  Homeowners can receive up to $500 in total tax credits for eligible home improvements you’ve made since 2006 ($200 limit for windows). If you are eligible, the tax break applies to 10% of the purchase price excluding installation costs) of certain insulation materials, energy-efficient windows, external doors and skylights, and certain roof materials that meet Energy Star requirements (see  EnergyStar Website for details). You can count both materials and labor costs for certain central air conditioners, biomass stoves, electric heat pumps or electric heat pump water heaters that meet specific energy-efficient guidelines — up to a maximum of $300 for each. You can count up to $150 for an eligible natural gas, propane or oil furnace or hot water boiler.

The items must meet specific energy-efficient requirements to qualify. See the Alliance to Save Energy tax credit info page for details. Keep your receipts and manufacturer’s certification of eligibility


About Schantz Home Improvement Company:

Schantz Home Improvement is a residential Atlanta Contractor specializing in Exterior Renovations including Roofing, Siding, Replacement Windows and other needs. Schantz has earned the distinction of being appointed a Master Elite™ Residential Roofing Contractor by GAF; homeowners  benefit with quality workmanship, quality materials, and manufacturer warranties.

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