Posts Tagged ‘Green Home Remodeling’

Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency

If you purchase an energy-efficient product or renewable energy system for your home, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit.

Click below to find an overview of the federal tax credits for energy efficiency.

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=tax_credits.tx_index

Properly installed energy efficient improvements deliver better protection against cold, heat, drafts, moisture, pollution, and noise. An energy-efficient home helps ensure consistent temperatures between and across rooms, improved indoor air quality, and greater durability.

Cash for Caulkers – Tax Rebates for Going Green

December 30, 2009
We all look forward to this program talking off.  Cash for Caulkers is an attempt to dramatically increase efficiency efforts.  This could stimulate the economy by creating more jobs, as well as help climate change.

“The program contains two parts: money for homeowners for efficiency projects, and money for companies in the renewable energy and efficiency space.”

Here is more information from CNN.com:

http://money.cnn.com/2009/12/08/news/economy/president_energy/index.htm

LED Light Bulb vs CFL Light Bulb

According to Eartheasy.com, LED light bulbs will eventually be what we use to replace incandescent bulbs.

“CFLs are a temporary solution to energy-efficient lighting. The reason LEDs have not yet displaced CFLs from the market are twofold: the first generation LED bulbs had a narrow and focused light beam, and the cost of the LED bulbs was too high.

Recent developments in LED technology, however, have been addressing these issues. LEDs have been ‘clustered’ to provide more light, and mounted within diffuser lenses which spread the light across a wider area. And advancements in manufacturing technology have driven the prices down to a level where LED bulbs are more cost-effective than CFLs or incandescent bulbs.

This trend is continuing, with LED bulbs being designed for more applications while the prices are going down over time.”

http://www.eartheasy.com/live_led_bulbs_comparison.html