Federal Tax Credits: Insulation

Adding adequate insulation is one of the most cost-effective home improvements that you can do.

Tax Credit Amount:  10% of the cost, up to $500

Requirements
Typical bulk insulation products can qualify, such as batts, rolls, blow-in fibers, rigid boards, expanding spray, and pour-in-place.

Products that air seal (reduce air leaks) can also qualify, as long as they come with a Manufacturers Certification Statement, including:

  • Weather stripping
  • Spray foam in a can, designed to air seal
  • Caulk designed to air seal
  • House wrap

Tax Credit does NOT include installation costs.  But, you can install the insulation/home sealing yourself and get the credit.

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UPDATED JANUARY 2021: The  Non-Business Energy Property Tax Credits have been retroactively extended from 12/31/2017 through 12/31/2021

Tax Credit:  10% of cost up to $500 (NOT INCLUDING INSTALLATION)
Expires:  December 31, 2021
Details:  Must be an existing home & your principal residence.  New construction and rentals do not apply.

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