Living in an area that can be impacted by storms has its challenges, especially when it comes to your safety. To keep yourself, your loved ones and your home safe, most homeowners turn to hurricane impact windows. Most of the time, the impact windows you choose to install will be Energy Star certified, similar to other energy efficient upgrades you put into your home. Because of that, these windows may qualify for an energy tax credit.
What does it mean to be Energy Star certified?
Energy Star is the government-backed seal that stands for energy efficiency. When you’re on the lookout for new appliances, seeing this symbol is pretty common but important, nonetheless. You may be drawn towards these products because of their energy efficiency, but you may also qualify for a tax break because you’re helping with government efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are commonly caused by an excess use of energy. So it’s a win-win!
How can windows have an energy tax credit?
Because Energy Star is a product of the government, they offer tax credits on different products and appliances that have their seal of approval. This is another incentive for people to choose a more energy-efficient option when shopping around for products and appliances. If you decide that impact windows are the right fit for your home, be sure to ask the professionals handling your windows about the energy tax credit. And be sure to save the copy of the certified statement.
Once you have your impact windows installed and tax season rolls around, be sure to check out Energy Star’s official page for Renewable Energy Tax Credits. Call Window World TX today to get more information on impact windows and the benefits that come with Energy Star-certified products.