Don’t Wait To Replace The Insulation In Your Home, Upgrade Now And You May Qualify For A Federal Tax Credit

Don't Wait To Replace The Insulation In Your Home, Upgrade Now And You May Qualify For A Federal Tax CreditHave you been putting off adding additional insulation to your Detroit-area home? Are you noticing gaps around your windows and doors as the temperature starts to drop? Now is the time to tackle your home’s insulation issues. Not only will additional insulation help you stay warm this winter, but you can still qualify for the 2011 federal tax incentives if you act by December 31, 2011.

What Are the 2011 Tax Incentives?
The federal energy tax credits give homeowners who make a variety of energy-saving improvements to their existing, primary residences by the end of 2011 a credit on their 2011 tax return of up to $500. Rental properties, second homes and newly-constructed homes are not covered under this program.

To get your 2011 federal tax credit, file IRS form 5695 with your 2011 federal tax return. These forms should be available in early 2012.

Insulation Products that Qualify for a Tax Credit
The 2011 energy tax incentive program gives tax credits of 10 percent of the cost of insulation materials up to a maximum of $500. Labor and installation costs are excluded. A variety of insulation products are included in the program. Among these are:

  • Spray foam in a can
  • Weather stripping
  • House wrap
  • Caulk

It’s important to remember that not all insulation products will qualify you for the tax incentives. Let our trained technicians help you find the tax-eligible materials that are best suited for your home. In addition, we offer a professional energy evaluation so you can see what areas of your home need extra protection against the harsh Michigan winter. For more information, contact us today at Aladdin Heating & Cooling.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about insulation and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Aladding Heating & Cooling services the Detroit, Michigan and the surrounding areas. Visit our websiteto see our special offers and get started today!

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