Energy-Efficiency Tax Credit: How it Can Save You Money on Your Window Replacement

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With certain tax credits offered by the federal government, you can make your home more energy efficient and maximize the return on your replacement windows. Installing replacement windows is a great way to improve your home and lower your costs. Keep reading to learn how you can save even more money with energy-efficiency tax credits.

Added Incentive for Efficiency

Installing new windows already offers you plenty of benefits. You increase the value of your home, give it a beautiful facelift, and boost your home’s energy efficiency so you can enjoy lower bills. The federal government offers you yet another reason to install replacement windows: energy-efficiency tax credits.

Retroactive Credits Through 2013

The tax credits are still active: The federal government has extended the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2010 until the end of 2013. In addition, you may be eligible for the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 if you have already had new windows installed in the year 2012. These credits enable you to gain up to a $200 credit for new windows, and if you choose to further upgrade your home with energy-efficient doors, you can gain an additional $300 credit.

Claiming the Credits

In order to take advantage of these credits, you’ll need to have some information handy and make sure that your window installation takes place during the applicable time frame. For retroactive credits, you’ll need to ensure that your windows were installed before the last day of 2012. Include the Energy Star or NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) label with your tax documents.

If you have any questions about claiming these credits or how else you can save with Window World of Central Florida, call us at (321) 282-6200. We also offer additional details on our website.

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