Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tax Credits + Rebates for Energy Efficiency still available for Consumers

Federal Tax Credits + CA Rebates for Consumer Energy Efficiency still available

Tax Credit: 30% of your cost up to $1500 total
Details: Must be an existing home & your principal residence.
New construction and rentals do not qualify.

What qualifies: Biomas Stoves, Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, Insulation, Roofs (Metal & Asphalt), Water Heaters (non solar), Windows and Doors & Tube Skylights.

This Program Expires: December 31, 2010

What qualifies for the Second Part:
Geothermal Heat Pumps, Small Wind Turbines, Solar Energy Systems and Fuel Cells.

This Program Expires: December 31, 2016
For all the details, see:

CA extends & expands the Energy Star appliance rebates.  These rebates and recycling payments are in addition to the Federal credits above. Some rebates come from SDG&E for those living in San Diego.

Replacing old appliances and equipment with those that are ENERGY STAR labeled can help you save significantly on your utility bills...and you get a rebate (not all Energy Star labled products qualify for the rebates).

HVAC Systems - $ 500-1000
Dishwashers  $100-130
Water Heaters - $330-780
Clothes Washer - $100
Refrigerators - $200-225 + $50 recycling
Freezer - $50 + $50 recycling
Pool pumps - $200
Room AC - $50-100 + $25 recycling
Whole House Fan - $50

This Program Expires when the money runs out - 1-2 months

For all the details, see:  for MWD


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