Property Improvements

HVAC Tax Credits: What Energy Improvements Qualify?

March 26th, 2021
As part of an initiative to reduce America’s collective carbon footprint and the strain on limited resources, the U.S. government offers tax credits to homeowners who have made energy-efficient upgrades. In fact, many home improvements that will add value to your home are eligible for federal tax credits. If you’ve installed an Energy-Star certified HVAC system , you may be eligible for the Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit on your income taxes this year. Improving your home and saving on your income taxes, now that’s a win-win. But how do you take advantage of this tax incentive? Keep reading to learn whether your HVAC system qualifies and how you can

9 Benefits of Storm Impact Windows

Hurricane season can cause serious anxiety, even if your home is prepared to withstand the storm. And while boarding up windows and laying down sandbags can be effective ways to...

7 Bathroom Upgrades That Are Worth the Money

The bathroom is one of the home’s most frequently used yet underappreciated spaces. It’s also one of the easiest to remodel if you’re looking to increase the overall value of...

Energy Efficient Light Bulb Options That Will Save You Money

Did you know that you could be saving hundreds of dollars annually on your electricity bill simply by replacing your light bulbs? Gone are the days of light bulbs being...

When to Replace Your Furnace

When the temperatures start to dip, there’s nothing better than cozying up and watching the frosty winterscape from the safety and comfort of your warm home....

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Guide to Buying Replacement Storm Windows

If you grew up in a region that experienced colder climates, it’s likely that your storm windows signaled the changing of seasons. In the fall, when football...

Boilers vs Water Heaters: What's the Actual Difference?

For most people out there, hot water isn’t a luxury item; it’s a must-have for daily activities like cooking, bathing, and doing laundry. So...

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12 Home DIY Improvement Projects That Can Be Done in a Weekend

For many, DIY home improvement projects are fun and worthwhile for no other reason than the enjoyment of doing them. For some,...

Top 4 Home Improvements That Add Value To Your Home

In the U.S., it’s estimated that roughly 5.5 million houses will change hands in 2018. Sooner or later, most homeowners are going to find themselves...

How Much Does Replacing Your Roof Improve Energy Efficiency?

Americans spend about $40 billion annually to keep their homes warm in winter and cool in summer. That’s a lot, and it’s way more—at least 20 to 30 percent—than...

5 Best Home Renovation Ideas for 2018

 State-of-the-art kitchens. New additions. An updated heating, ventilation and air conditioning (or HVAC) unit. Which home renovation ideas make the most sense for your home—and which will give you the...

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5 Dream Home Renovations You Can Do On A Budget

In the U.S., homeowners spend $326.1 billion each year on home improvements. That’s one big bucket of Benjamins!

Whether it’s the noble goal of making...

4 Green Home Remodeling & Renovations Ideas

If you want to make your small home more "green" and eco-friendly, it pays to make smart investments. But, you might be surprised to find that green remodeling plans don’t...

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