Some federal tax credits from some energy-efficient home improvements and other energy saving measures have been extended.
But do you know which credits are available?
A number of websites offer varied and detailed information about the energy-efficient tax credits available to homeowners and builders.
Here is a sampling of sites:
• Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute: spotlights specific federal tax credit amounts for changes made to residential HVAC, water heaters, home gas and oil, and more. www.ahrinet.org/+federal+energy+efficiency+tax+credits.aspx
• Alliance to Save Energy: offers background and details on energy-efficient tax credits for 2012. ase.org/efficiencynews/remaining-2012-energy-efficiency-home-tax-credits
• Energy Star: Click on "Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency" near the bottom of the page to learn about different tax credits available for consumers. www.energystar.gov
• Saving2Invest: presents overview of home-energy tax credits extended into 2013. www.savingtoinvest.com/2009/05/green-energy-home-and-auto-tax-crdits.html
• U.S. Department of Energy: provides several energy saving tax credits for various programs under the "Savings" section. www.energy.gov/taxbreaks.htm