by Eva Martinez
(Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)
Thanks to the ever-increasing efficiency and continuing competence of the technology today, households can now be seen equipped with highly-modernized appliances, gadgets and similar equipments. To the delight of many consumers, these equipments provide them great way to make things easier.
Where earlier lives were slightly difficult because of the manual and analog equipments you would have to utilize, today is by far a complete contrast to that way of living.
If you would have to peek inside those households, there would be these amazing equipments where in just one flick of a button you would be giving life to certain equipment.
There are even equipments that you only have to leave them on and you would be savoring the goodness of full automation of the technology. But as the same with many things, in every privilege you enjoy there are certain sacrifices you have to pay for, literally and figuratively.
Most highly-modernized technologies and equipments would call for a sacrifice in the energy that they could take up, which means that they could mean higher energy bills as the consumption gets higher.
Though there are some appliances that are cautiously built to provide you energy-efficiency feature, other technologies provide higher bills to energy consumed.
And this could be the frustrating part on the consumers, especially to those that have to live tight with their budget. If energy consumed is not regulated, this could be more frustrating and could result to even higher bills.
On the other hand, if you’d rather not spend high on energy bills you would have to cut down your consumption frequency.
However, you may not fully enjoy the comfortable features of the equipment/appliances, which should what they are supposed to do. So how are you going to enjoy them fully without headaches of piled-up bills?
Now, if there are no other ways to minimize your energy bills, why not lower income taxes that you likewise have been suffering from or get value for that energy bills?
Seek the benefits of “Home Energy Efficiency Improvement Tax Credits” and discover how you could be saving a lot with a dollar for your dollar.
What is this Home Energy Efficiency Improvement Tax Credits all about?
Home Energy Efficiency Improvement Tax Credit is the privilege given to consumers who need to cut down on their costs. If you cannot do something about the piled up costs of energy bills, you can avail this specific tax credits by installing specific energy-efficient home improvement products on your home
* Or if your home is already equipped with these devices/equipments you are eligible, provided the home is your principal residence.
If you apply for the tax credits, you could be cutting down your total income tax by getting a certain amount of dollars to each of the qualified energy efficiency home improvement product/s that you have installed or are going to install.
What are the energy-efficient home improvements products eligible for the tax credits and tax credit values?
* Exterior windows – you could get credit by installing these products by 10 percent but not to exceed 200 dollars;
* Central air conditioner, water heater, and heat pump products – can credit you of as much as 300 dollars;
* Insulation equipment, pigmented metal roofs and exterior doors – will bring up to total credits of 500 dollars;
* Furnace and boiler products – maximum of 150 dollars.
In addition, you could get federal tax credits of up to 2000 dollars for purchases made for some solar water heating property and photovoltaic property equipments.
These products will be qualified provided that they are utilized for purposes other than heating your swimming pools or hot tubs.
What are the benefits of installing home energy efficiency improvement products on your home other than tax credits?
Aside from saving you more value for energy dollar you earn from the use of these products, you could also send your home a higher resale value.
This means, that by adding those products, your home would worth higher than it was originally priced for. And of course, this is not to mention that those products are a way to maintain a quiet, convenient, comfortable household.
By applying for this program, which would only require you to file for the right application form together with your taxes, you would be reaping its benefits in the end while providing you the ease of life.
Click here to read more about energy tax credits and other financial incentives