Many homeowners are opting to complete home renovations in hopes of making their home more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Saving money on energy bills is just one reason to remodel your home these days; though there are also other big benefits for doing so.
When you reduce the environmental and economical burden of burning up too much energy, you can also benefit from the new stimulus plan and get a good tax credit as an added motivation. Americans can receive a tax credit of as much as 30% per household when they make certain green renovations to their home. Up to $1,500 is allowed as an incentive for reducing the energy consumption on your 2009 or 2010 IRS tax returns.
Some of the ways to qualify for the credit and improve the performance of your home are to install additional insulation, air conditioning systems and exterior windows that are energy efficient. Any added alternative energy residential equipment like geothermal heat pumps, solar hot water pump heaters and wind turbines will also qualify you to file for the extra stimulus credit when doing home improvements.
If you are currently in the process of making home improvements, make sure that you include these cost saving features and take advantage of the tax credit. Not only will you be saving money on energy and helping the environment, you will also be able to get a bigger refund at tax time. When you are considering remodeling for a greener home, Glazer Design & Construction can help you achieve a more energy efficient home. They pride themselves on being a green company that is environmentally aware and their experts are experienced and trained in every aspect of the process.
Contact us for more information on green remodeling and construction in Atlanta.