Get Tax Credits and Avista Rebates for Making Your Home more Efficient!

Real Estate Agent with Exit Real Estate

Energy Star At HomeThere are a number of programs currently available to homeowners offering tax credits or rebates for making your home more energy efficient. This is a great way to save money on your monthly heating, cooling and electric costs and also recoup some of the upfront investment.

The Federal Government is offering a tax credit of 30% of the cost on several weatherization projects, up to a total of $1,500. Covered items include: Insulation, Window and Doors, Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning (HVAC), Roofs and Biomass Heaters. See the website for more details, which includes a helpful FAQ section. This program expires December 31, 2010. For specific questions about the rebates, contact your tax professional!

There are also local rebates available from Avista Utilities when you purchase ENERGY STAR appliances, switch from electric to gas heat or heat pump, add insulation or replace old windows. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to replace one of your household appliances, you might as well get the rebate! Check Avista's website for all the details.

Comments (1)

-- Casey Brischle
Columbia Bank - Spokane, WA
Spokane Home Loan Mortgage Professional

Great info Darla!  Now is the time to improve your home if you can!  I know my wife bought a new Energy Star fridge and not only received a $100 rebate from the manufacturer, but received $75 from Avista too! :)

Jan 29, 2010 05:59 AM