Feb 3, 2012
Thanks to President Obama extending the federal tax credit for installing solar energy or geothermal pumps in your home, these going green rebates are in effect until December 31, 2016. What this means is that you can benefit from going green rebates in Longview TX while doing something good for the environment by choosing to have the experts at JD’s A/C do your installation. You will cut down your home’s reliance on the fossil fuels to heat, cool and/or power your home by taking advantage of the earth’s renewable energy sources.
Going green rebates that you can receive on your federal taxes will help you gain a return on your investment even sooner. You are eligible to receive 30% of your investment back as a tax credit for eligible equipment and labor that are covered under the program. This is in addition to the savings you will see as your home’s energy bills drop.
By having a solar energy system installed in your Longview TX home, you can now have a solar hot water heater instead of an electric or gas-powered model. If you have a large family, the savings from that along are going to be really great. The system can be used to power all or some of your home’s appliances while still keeping your regular utility as a backup power source.
You may not be aware of what exactly geothermal heating and cooling is all about. It involves drilling down into the earth about 20 feet to take advantage of the steady 50-degree temperature below the Earth’s surface. The heat is exchanged through a ground level pump to either warm your home during the cooler months, or what is most often the application in homes in Longview TX, used as a way to cool your home during the hot summer months. This will help reduce your electric usage that would normally be used to power your air conditioner.
What is great about this going green rebate is that there is no limit to how much you can spend on having these alternative energy sources installed. You could choose to have both types installed in your home if you wish. Just keep in mind that you need to be mindful of what is covered and what is not.
First off, in order to be eligible for going green rebates in Liberty City TX, you must install either system in your home or vacation home. You cannot install either on any rental properties you may own and receive a credit. If you are planning to include a heated swimming pool or hot tub with your solar installation, you cannot claim the materials or labor as part of the expenses for the credit.
For more information regarding your eligibility for going green rebates, talk to our energy experts at JD’s A/C. We will be happy to explain the benefits of going green in your home.