Financial Benefits of Insulation
Penny wise, Pound Foolish.

Granted a penny doesn't buy you much anymore, and we don't use the British pound as currency. The lesson, though, is not lost. Thinking you're saving money by not updating your windows, not adding insulation to your house or venting your attic will cost you money in the long run. And with rising energy costs, the time required to recoup on your investment is getting smaller and smaller.

On the other hand, you can keep giving your money to the energy companies.

Typically, by adding insulation to a 1950s Cape or Ranch home (with original windows and insulation), your fuel bill can be reduced between 35 and 50%!

Heat transfer is mesured by BTU per hour per square foot. We can make some estimates for you to help you see the benefits of addition insulation to your home - making your house more comfortable to live in and more fuel efficient.

Contact us for a free quote to evaluate what options make the most sense for your home.

Energy Stary LogoFederal Tax Credits

Insulation Tax Credit Amount: 10% of the cost, up to $500

Typical bulk insulation products can qualify, such as batts, rolls, blow-in fibers, rigid boards, expanding spray, and pour-in-place.

Note: Tax Credit does NOT include installation costs. Expires: December 31, 2011
Details: Must be an existing home & your principal residence. New construction and rentals do not qualify.

Windows Tax Credit Amount: 10% of the cost, up to $500, but windows are capped at $200.

Must be ENERGY STAR qualified.

You do not have to replace all the windows/doors/skylights in your home to qualify. And it doesn't need to be a replacement either - installing a new window where there wasn't one previously (like in an addition) qualifies.

Tax Credit does NOT include installation costs.

 

For more information, visit http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=tax_credits.tx_index

Connecticut Sales and Use Tax Exemption

In 2007, the Connecticut Legislature passed legislation that extended permanently the exemption from sales and use taxes for residential weatherization products and other certain energy efficiency efforts.

This includes:

  • Insulation, for example attic and wall insulation, spray foam insulation, water pipe insulation, heating duct insulation, and switch and outlet insulators;
  • Windows that meet the federal Energy Star standard (storm windows do not have an Energy Star standard and are not included in this exemption);

http://www.ct.gov/drs/cwp/view.asp?a=1514&q=384952

Want to work out some quick figures?

Here is a site that has done some of the math for you: http://rehabadvisor.pathnet.org Complete the options at the bottom for some estimates from a HUD advisor.

This link will do an online energy audit to help you asses what you're spending and what you could save: http://hes.lbl.gov/consumer

If you want a rough sense of what type of insulation is recommended in your area, here is another tool: http://www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs%2bwalls/insulation/ins_16.html

Remember: these are generic based on your input and area averages. YOUR home is unique and needs a professional eye for a precise recommendation.
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