New Tax Credits Available to Make Your Home More Comfortable



Is your home drafty with rooms that are never the same temperature? Unfortunately, most U.S. homeowners experience this, along with noise pollution and stale, poor-quality indoor air.

With the recent  passing of the Inflation Reduction Act, homeowners can now qualify for tax credits on energy-efficiency upgrades.  So, here are some general tips and ideas to get you started.

Where Do I Start?

While the energy-related tax credits for homeowners cover multiple options, such as electric vehicles, appliances, solar energy, water heaters, and HVAC systems, it makes the most sense to spend money on items with the most impact.

What Will the Energy Assessment Include?

Professional energy audits typically use equipment such as thermal imaging, blower door testing, surface thermometers, gas-leak detectors, and furnace efficiency meters.

What Are the Tax Credits Available?

– Air source heat pumps: $300 – Central air conditioning: $300 – Natural gas, propane, or oil hot water boilers: $150 – Natural gas, propane, or oil fans: $150 – Water heaters (non-solar): $300

Home Performance: What You Should Know

- Focus on the Thermal Envelope: When you make improvements to your home’s thermal envelope, everything improves.  - Prevent Stack Effect: The stack effect happens because hot air is less dense than cool air. As a result, the warm air will rise and leak at the top of the home.

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