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SAVE ON ENERGY...AND GET A $1,500 TAX CREDIT

There have been many blogs on the $8,000 First-time home buyers tax credit.. but what about the $1,500 tax credit on energy saving products?

Did you know the average home is responsibe for twice the greenhouse gas emissions as the average car?  That the U.S. uses more than double the amount per capita of the United Kingdom when it comes to electricity?

To help reduce our consumption, for 2009 and 2010 years, there is a $1,500 tax credit when you purchase energy saving "Energy Star" products.  This amount is for both years.  If you use $900 in 2009, you only have $600 available for 2010.

Over the past 3 weeks I have purchase a new AC unit and a new water heater.. trying to do my part in conserving on electricity.

If you are looking to see what products qualify for this credit I found this site to be very helpful www.energystar.gov/taxcredits.  There also are various rebate programs offered by states and local utilities. To know more on these visit www.dsireusa.org to see what is available in your area.

Did you know that a programmable thermostat can save you roughly $180 a year on energy bills?  There are a lot of Do-It-Yourself things that can help save you money and you don't have to spend alot to get them done.  If you are handy you can checked out www.energystar.gov and click on DIY Guide?  Here you will find helpful advice.

If we all do a little to save, we will all save ALOT.

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Info about the author:

Valerie Osterhoudt is a Cromwell Connecticut Residential Realtor who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Middlesex County of CT, which includes Cromwell, Rocky Hill, Berlin, Middletown, Wethersfield, Newington, as well as all other surrounding areas. Please visit me at www.CTrealtorMLS.com for all your relocation and/or local needs.

For real estate... all you need to know, is   VALERIEO

If you're thinking about buying a home in Cromwell CT there are plenty of great buys in today's market.  There is no better time than now to take advantage of these homes while interest rates remain at an all time low. For more information on Cromwell CT real estate's homes and/or condos please visit Johnson Real Estate to access the newest listings.

Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR - Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - 860.883.8889  cell- valerierealtor@sbcglobal.net.

Copyright © 2009 By Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, All Rights Reserved...*SAVE ON ENERGY...AND GET A $1,500 TAX CREDIT*

 

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Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR
(Accredited Buyers Representative)

Is a Full Time Realtor® with with Johnson Real Estate, in Cromwell, CT who specializes in Homes and Condos For Sale in the Middlesex and Hartford Counties in CT.

VALERIE OSTERHOUDT REALTOR IN CROMWELL CT

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Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR ~Johnson Real Estate, Inc.
cell:  860.883.8889

email: Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR

website: www.CTrealtorMLS.com

 

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