Last year, the federal government instituted the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 which provides a tax credit to help offset the costs of making energy efficiency improvements to your home – including energy-efficient windows, insulation, doors, roofs, and heating and cooling equipment. If you install any of these qualifying energy efficiencies in your existing home you could be eligible to receive a tax credit for a percentage off of the cost of your purchase.
The 2009 tax credit expired on December 31, 2010. However, the government recently signed a bill to extend this deadline to December 31, 2011. Read more »
With summer right around the corner, the last thing on any Capital District homeowner’s mind is their heating system. Believe it or not, now is actually the best time to consider upgrading to a high-efficiency system furnace or boiler heating system.
When winter is over, many people stop worrying about their heating system because they won’t need it for a while – “out of sight, out of mind” so to speak. If you wait until Fall to begin the replacement process, you will have missed the opportunity to take advantage of the time you have now to do the proper research involved for this important purchase. Many of the best deals for furnaces and boiler replacements are available by HVAC contractors in the Spring and Summer months when they are looking to move equipment out of inventory. They will often offer very aggressive package deals for heating system replacements with central air conditioning. Keep in mind, if you wait until it is an emergency situation, you run the risk of making a decision in a rush and perhaps even paying more than you need to. Read more »