Don't Forget Your Energy Star Tax Credits!

tax credits - money in your pocketIt's tax time again and many of us will be scrambling for every possible deduction!  If you installed new HVAC, windows, doors, etc.  you may qualify for the Tax Credit

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 allows homeowners to recoup some of the costs to update their homes to "green" status.  Homeowners can get up to 30% of the cost (not to exceed $1500) of energy efficient home improvements.

Per the Energy Star site, through 2010 tax year, consumers can qualify for the following tax credits:

•    Windows and Doors

•   Insulation

•   Roofs (Metal and Asphalt


•  Water Heaters (non-solar)

•  Biomass Stoves

Through 2016, consumers can also qualify for 30% of the cost, with no upper limit (for existing homes and new construction) regarding:

•   Geothermal Heat Pumps

•   Solar Panels

•   Solar Water Heaters

•   Small Wind Energy Systems

•  Fuel Cells

Not all ENERGY STAR products and appliances qualify for the tax credits.  Make sure you understand all the new provisions around eligibility. For more information, visit the Energy Star site at

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Comment balloon 3 commentsKaren Pannell • March 16 2011 05:05PM


Karen- Thanks for the round-up! It's great that the government is providing incentives for homeowners to upgrade their homes and go green. 

Posted by Ilyce Glink, Best-selling author, award-winning TV/radio host. (Think Glink Media) about 9 years ago

Thanks for the reminders of possible tax credits for 2010.

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) about 9 years ago

Great blog Karen! Not only is it a great reminder about what we may be able to do to save money on taxes, it's also a great reminder of some of the things we can do to save energy. Even more important in light of this last year's energy disasters.

Posted by Rocky Dickerson about 9 years ago