Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Take Advantage of Energy Tax Credits with Home Improvements
You probably know that making improvements to your home is a great way to add value to your property. One of the great things about the current push to make American homes more energy efficient is the tax incentives currently offered by the government. Currently you are allowed to earn a tax credit of up to $1500 on qualifying Chicago home improvement projects. So what qualifies?
Many different improvements qualify for home energy tax credits. Things such as storm windows, exterior doors and windows, insulation, skylights, water heaters, and even a new furnace can be eligible for these tax credits. The goal of the tax credits is to entice homeowners to move towards a more energy efficient home.
Making your home more energy efficient not only saves you money in the form of tax credits, it can also help lower your monthly bills. Upgrading your homes appliances and major components from the energy sapping ones you have now, and replacing them with things designed to help conserve energy means that you spend less on electricity, heat, and water. The move to go “green” is just as much about saving the environment as it is about saving your checkbook.
If you have been considering starting a Chicago home improvement project and want to make sure that you get the most out of the tax credits available, visit LaMantia.com and find out a bit more about us. Our home designers and builders can help you devise a home improvement strategy that will get you the tax credits you are entitle too, as well as the home you have been dreaming about.
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