2011 IRS tax credits for energy efficiency home projects

  If you have just finished filing your taxes for 2010 the last thing you probably want to think about is filing taxes for 2011. But if you are considering an energy efficient home improvement that’s just what you should think about.   Improving the energy efficiency of your home can lower your energy costs. It is also reduces your carbon footprint. And at the end of the year if you do things right, it can also save you money on taxes.   Here... Read More

Information About Green Energy Tax Credits in 2011

If you are a home owner who made an energy efficient improvement to your home in 2010, you are eligible for an energy credit on your 2010 tax filing.  Eligible energy projects include energy efficient windows, doors, hot water heaters, heating and air systems, insulation and certain types of roofs. You can only apply the credit of $1,500 for projects that you installed in 2009 and 2010.  The amount of the tax credit is for both years combined,... Read More

Use Green Loans for the Best Rates on Home Improvement Loans

Here is an important question: Can you get a rate reduction on a loan for adding wind, solar, geothermal or pellet sources of energy to your home? If you use a green bank, then the answer is yes. Franklin Savings Bank, a FDIC-insured bank in Maine, is one such green bank. Franklin Savings Bank is rewarding anyone who is starting an energy efficiency project at their house with lower rates than they would find on a standard home improvement loans.... Read More