If you would prefer to hire someone to do the work, see Ten Questions to Ask Your Contractor for assistance in finding the right person for the job.
WAYS AND MEANS
If your improvement project involves purchasing equipment of any kind, it is important to select the most energy efficient version possible. For assistance with this, click here.
In some instances, rebates or tax credits will help lower the costs of your project.
During tax years 2009 and 2010, the Federal home energy efficiency tax credit will cover 30% of the cost of purchasing EnergyStar rated equipment such as HVAC appliances and hot water heaters. However, not all EnergyStar equipment qualifies for the tax credit, so before you purchase, please check www.EnergyStar.gov for a list of equipment eligible for the tax credit. NOTE: This credit was scheduled to expire on December 31, 2010 but was extended in a modified version. For more information on this, please click here.
Utilities often offer rebates for energy efficient upgrades on items ranging from refrigerators to water heaters. Each utility is different, so it is important to check with your electric and gas provider.
- Duke Energy customers
- Progress Energy customers
- SCE&G customers
- Santee Cooper customers
- Piedmont Natural Gas Customers
- Clinton-Newberry Natural Gas Co. Customers
- York County Natural Gas Co. Customers