Energy Tax Credit
Save energy costs and contribute to a greener Earth by purchasing an energy-efficient product or renewable energy system for your home.

Biomass Stoves U.S. homeowners who purchase a 75%-efficient biomass (wood or pellet) burning stove, fireplace or insert and place it into service in their home during 2009 or 2010, can receive a U.S. federal tax credit for 30% of their cost, up to $1,500.

Insulation Adding adequate insulation is one of the most cost-effective home improvements that you can do. U.S. homeowners who purchase insulation that meets International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Standards for 2009 and place it into service in their home during 2009 or 2010, can receive a U.S. federal tax credit for 30% of their cost, up to $1,500.

Garage Doors Energy efficient garage doors can reduce energy bills. U.S. homeowners who purchase garage doors with a U-Factor & Solar Heat Gain Coefficient of 0.30 or lower and place them into service in their home during 2009 or 2010, can receive a U.S. federal tax credit for 30% of their cost, up to $1,500.

After making the purchase, simply download and print the official Manufacturer's certificate, which indicates that the product qualifies for the tax credit. You can rely on the certificate when preparing your tax return. It is not required that you submit the certificate or a product sales receipt to the government when filing your taxes, but the IRS requires that you retain them in your personal tax records.