It’s not rocket science: Upgrading home energy efficiency reduces electricity and natural gas consumption and lowers monthly utility bills. Of course, an initial investment in purchasing and installing appropriate energy-saving upgrades comes first. Fortunately, rebate programs are available to make that up-front cost more affordable.
The federal government is offering attractive tax credits for home improvements that contribute to energy savings through the end of 2016. If you’ve considered investing in your home to increase its comfort and value, this fall could be an opportune time to make qualifying upgrades.