Sometimes spending money will actually help you save money in the long run. Highly efficient double pane glass windows are obviously more efficient than single glass windows and will save you money on your heating and cooling bill. – But did you know that you may also be eligible for a local rebate from your electric company and possibly a federal tax credit as well?
Our local utility company offers rebates on windows, Energy Star compliant washing machines and dryers, furnaces and dual flush toilets! They also have rebates for insulation, lighting and programmable thermostats.
The easiest way to find out if your electric company offers a rebate is to do a search under your town name, utilities, rebates, or call them and ask. Always check before you buy so you know exactly what guidelines you will need to follow before purchasing.
Our local rebates also change from year to year – depending upon budget and other mystifying circumstances, so if that isn’t working for you, our federal government might offer you a tax rebate for upgrading your home.
The program of Energy Star works together with the Department of Energy and the USA Environmental Protection agency.
If you go to department store or appliance store, you’ll find Energy Star stickers on newer energy efficient appliances and windows. They have a website where you can get details about the program, but basically they are here to help you be more efficient, save money, and save the environment to boot!
We replaced our old single pane windows this year as I could scrape off ice on the inside of our windows after a cold night. Yes, that was the inside of our windows. Our local electric company gave us a $200.00 credit on our utility bill – that’s $200.00 free money! In addition, we are eligible for $200.00 in tax credit! The site has a lot of great info, so check it out and start saving and rebating today!
YEA! Free money. Thanks IRS
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