did you install a new high efficiency furnace, heat pump, air conditioner, boiler or other equipment to your home this last year?   did you know that it may qualify for a federal tax credit?   follow the listed link to see if your product does qualify and print off the forms in the link  to process with your taxes.    good luck and may you find all kinds of tax credits you didnt even know about!...

In December 2012, President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, extending tax credits on high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment purchased and installed from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013. This credit (Residential Energy Credit, 25C) covers up to 10% of cost up to $500 or a specific amount from $50 - $300 on energy-efficient improvements made in 2012-2013 on qualifying systems and is offered as part of a larger energy efficiency incentive for home...

2013 Federal Furnace Efficiency Law    On 5/1/2013 the minimum efficiency requirement for furnaces in Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin will be 90% AFUE. How does this affect you as a homeowner if you have a 80% AFUE furnace? Any furnace replacement and/or installation after 5/1/2013 will require a 90%+ AFUE furnace. 90%+ furnaces are condensing units, meaning they emit water vapor along with carbon dioxide in the flue gases which will rust the sheet metal piping that 80% furnaces...

Controlling the amount of sunlight that enters your house or patio is an easy way to cut your cooling and heating bills, regulate your home's temperature, and enhance the appearance of your house. Window coverings are a great way to control the amount of light that comes in and to create an insulating or cooling effect in your home. With a blind inside, you can get the best insulation. However, the heat gets inside because sunshine comes in through the window and strikes the blind. The gap...

The Essentials of Cooling Your Home the Green Way You can take advantage of prevailing winds to cool your home without using an air conditioner. Using natural ventilation is an easy way to green up your lifestyle and save money by reducing your cooling bills in the summer. The most efficient ways to move air always complement the natural ventilation scheme and never work against it. This is the key to making passive systems work; cooperation, not competition. Typically, prevailing winds...