Homeowners can save money on their home energy improvements through the end of 2013 by taking advantage of the extended Federal tax credit. The tax credit applies to specific installation measures purchased in 2012 and 2013. Contact a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR participating contractor today to get started on your improvements. Read more.
Is your home cold, drafty, or uncomfortably hot? Do you have high energy bills, ice dams on your roof, peeling paint or excessive dust?
These are common problems found in homes that may not be as energy efficient as they could be and can benefit from a whole-house energy improvement. Investing in home performance work can make your home more comfortable, and at the same time improve its energy efficiency — saving you money on utility bills and helping to protect the environment, too.
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR can help improve your home’s comfort, indoor air quality, and safety, while lowering your utility bills. The national program connects you to local program Sponsors. These local programs will put you in touch with participating contractors who are specially trained to understand how your home operates, identify health and safety issues, and give you personalized recommendations for increasing your home’s energy efficiency. Also, many states and local utilities offer incentives to homeowners who complete energy efficiency improvements.
How can I benefit from Home Performance with ENERGY STAR?
Homeowners who participate in Home Performance with ENERGY STAR live in cooler homes in the summer and warmer homes in the winter, and pay less for their utility bills. Plus, they are confident the work is completed by professionals who have the knowledge and skills to address their homes’ needs because Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Sponsors perform quality assurance checks on their contractors. Read about homeowners who have participated in Home Performance with ENERGY STAR.
Knowing what energy efficiency improvements to make in a home and how they can work together requires special expertise. Participating contractors are equipped with specialized training and diagnostic tools to determine how your home is performing, and can assist you in achieving your goals, whether it's improving comfort, cutting energy costs, or protecting the environment.