The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star program encourages homeowners like you to use energy saving equipment for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). Such equipment saves energy resources because it is highly efficient. Therefore, you should look for the Energy Star label on HVAC units when deciding on upgrades to your present home systems.
Combining efforts with the EPA, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). This law gives you a credit on your income tax return for installing certain Energy Star equipment in your home. Recently, the law was extended to include equipment installed this year. (more…)