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Tax Credits

Get rewarded for improving your home!  You could be eligible for up to $1,500 in tax credits, if you purchase energy efficient windows, roofing, doors or insulation from Michael & Son in 2009.  Reduce your energy bills while saving on your new home improvements.

Because of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, home improvement tax credits are now available for qualifying home improvements placed in service from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010. Michael & Son products that qualify for the tax credit include eligible: hvac, water heaters,heat pumps,windows, roofing, solar energy, doors and insulation.

SUMMARY OF TAX CREDITS FOR HOMEOWNERS

Product Category
Product Type
Tax Credit Specification
Tax Credit
Notes
Windows & Doors Exterior Windows and Skylights U factor <= 0.30

SHGC <= 0.30
30% of cost, up to $1,5002

Not all ENERGY STAR labeled windows and skylights qualify for tax credit.

More information

Storm Windows Meets IECC1 in combination with the exterior window over which it is installed, for the applicable climate zone 30% of cost, up to $1,5002

Manufacturer Certification Statement3 will list classes of exterior window (single pane, clear glass, double pane, low-E coating, etc.)4 that a product may be combined with to be eligible in specific climate zones.

Exterior Doors U factor <= 0.30

SHGC <= 0.30
30% of cost, up to $1,5002

Not all ENERGY STAR doors will qualify.

Storm Doors In combination with a wood door assigned a default U-factor by the IECC1, and does not exceed the default U-factor requirement assigned to such combination by the IECC 30% of cost, up to $1,5002  
Roofing Metal Roofs,
Asphalt Roofs
ENERGY STAR qualified 30% of cost, up to $1,5002

All ENERGY STAR metal and asphalt roofs qualify for the tax credit.

Must be expected to last 5 years OR have a 2 year warranty.

Insulation Insulation Meets 2009 IECC & Amendments 30% of cost, up to $1,5002

For insulation to qualify, its primary purpose must be to insulate (example: insulated siding does not qualify).

Must be expected to last 5 years OR have a 2 year warranty

HVAC Central A/C Split Systems:
EER >=13
SEER >= 16

Package systems:
EER >= 12
SEER >= 14
30% of cost, up to $1,5002

Note — not all ENERGY STAR products will qualify for the tax credit.

Air Source Heat Pumps Split Systems:
HSPF >= 8.5
EER >= 12.5
SEER >= 15

Package systems:
HSPF >= 8
EER >= 12
SEER >= 14
30% of cost, up to $1,5002
Natural Gas or Propane Furnace

AFUE >= 95

30% of cost, up to $1,5002

For a list of qualifying products go to the Gas Appliance Manufacturing Association Exit ENERGY STAR

Not all ENERGY STAR products will qualify for the tax credit.

Oil Furnace

AFUE >= 90

30% of cost, up to $1,5002
Gas, Propane, or Oil Hot Water Boiler

AFUE >= 90

30% of cost, up to $1,5002
Advanced Main Air Circulating Fan No more than 2% of furnace total energy use. Read this FAQ if the fan qualifies, but the furnace does not. 30% of cost, up to $1,5002 ss
Water Heaters Gas, Oil, Propane Water Heater Energy Factor >= 0.82
or a thermal efficiency of at least 90%.
30% of cost, up to $1,5002

All ENERGY STAR gas tankless water heaters will qualify.

There are currently no ENERGY STAR qualified gas storage tank or gas condensing water heaters that qualify.

Electric Heat Pump Water Heater Same criteria as ENERGY STAR: Energy Factor >= 2.0 30% of cost, up to $1,5002

All ENERGY STAR electric heat pump water heaters qualify for the tax credit.

Biomass Stove Biomass Stove

Stove which burns biomass fuel5 to heat a home or heat water.

Thermal efficiency rating of at least 75% as measured using a lower heating value.

30% of cost, up to $1,5002
Geo-Thermal Heat Pump Geo-Thermal Heat Pump

Same criteria as ENERGY STAR:

Closed Loop:
EER >= 14.1
COP >= 3.3

Open Loop:
EER >= 16.2
COP >= 3.6

Direct Expansion:
EER >= 15
COP >= 3.5

30% of the cost

All ENERGY STAR geo-thermal heat pumps qualify for the tax credit.

Use IRS Form 5695 PDF Exit ENERGY STAR

Must be “placed into service” before December 31, 2016.

Solar Energy Systems Solar Water Heating

At least half of the energy generated by the “qualifying property” must come from the sun. Homeowners may only claim spending on the solar water heating system property, not the entire water heating system of the household.

The credit is not available for expenses for swimming pools or hot tubs.

The water must be used in the dwelling.

The system must be certified by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC).

30% of cost

All ENERGY STAR solar water heaters qualify for the tax credit.

Use IRS Form 5695 PDF Exit ENERGY STAR

Must be placed in service before December 31, 2016.

Photovoltaic Systems Photovoltaic systems must provide electricity for the residence, and must meet applicable fire and electrical code requirement. 30% of cost

Use IRS Form 5695 PDF Exit ENERGY STAR

Must be placed in service before December 31, 2016.

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