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 »