ENERGY STAR Day 2023
Save Money on Upgrades to Your Home with ENERGY STAR
America has begun the transition to a clean energy future, as more of the electricity we use is being generated from clean, renewable energy sources. Taking action now can help you prepare for a clean energy future, while enjoying energy savings and a more comfortable home today.
You can be part of this transition by upgrading your home with super-efficient heating and water heating technologies, proper insulation, and more – all vital elements of an ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade.
And now, with unprecedented funding through federal and local incentives, including upfront discounts, tax credits, and personalized services to help get it done, these upgrades have been made more affordable and accessible.
How Can I Save?
Utility Rebates on ENERGY STAR Products
Many ENERGY STAR certified products, from appliances to heating and cooling, qualify for utility rebates. Get a complete list of available rebates from your local utility to start your energy-saving home improvements.
The Inflation Reduction Act provides income tax credits through 2032 of up to $3,200 annually to lower the cost of energy-efficient home upgrades by up to 30 percent. The tax credits cover improvements such as installing heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, insulation, doors, and windows, as well as electrical panel upgrades, home energy audits, and more.
Utility Income Eligible Programs
Many local utilities provide special assistance to their income-eligible customers. See our list of utilities that have programs available. If you do not see your utility listed, contact them directly to see how you can access these services.
Federal Income Eligible Programs & Services
Many federal programs and services are available to support income-eligible households that either need help paying energy bills or live in older homes that are not well-insulated or energy-efficient. Find out if you are eligible for these programs and services and learn what they offer to help you make home improvements that make your home more comfortable and help reduce energy costs.
What Upgrades Qualify for Tax Credits?
ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade
An ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade includes six high-impact home improvements that will save energy and money and make your home healthier and more comfortable. Elements of an ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade also qualify for tax credits and other incentives and services offered by your utility and the government so that you can save on upgrade costs and energy bills. Here are some of the specific upgrades recommended by ENERGY STAR:
Clean Heating & Cooling
ENERGY STAR Certified Heat Pump HVAC uses super-efficient electric heat pump technology that heats and cools your home so you can have one system that does it all. Because it doesn’t involve burning fossil fuels, it’s safer and healthier and helps reduce air pollution.
Home Sealing and Insulation. When you upgrade your heating and cooling system, it is important to ensure that your attic is properly insulated and sealed to get the most savings out of your more efficient system. Making sure your home is properly insulated and sealed also improves comfort by reducing drafts and keeping conditioned air from escaping.
Super-Efficient Water Heating
ENERGY STAR Certified Heat Pump Water Heaters use electric heat pump technology by taking heat from surrounding air and transferring it to the water in an enclosed tank to heat it. So it's not only super-efficient, but it reduces the humidity of your garage or basement.