2013 Energy Tax Credit – Save Money With Select Garage Doors
If you made your home more energy efficient last year, you may qualify for a tax credit on your 2012 federal income tax return. Here is some basic information about home energy credits that you should know.
Most Amarr-manufactured garage doors qualify for the energy tax credit under section 25C of the International Energy Conservation Code.
Why a “green” garage door?
Replacing your old garage door with a newer, energy-efficient model can:
- Lower your heating and cooling bill.
- Keep the garage up to 20 degrees warmer in the winter or cooler in the summer.
- Reduce energy loss through the garage by up to 71%.
- Keep the temperature within your home from fluctuating if the garage shares common walls with the house.
- Have a longer life cycle than older models, so you’re using fewer materials.
- Reduce overall strain on the earth by using “green” manufacturing processes.
Other new garage door benefits:
Replacing your old garage door with a newer model can:
- Increase the resale value of your home.
- Increase curb appeal
- Offer added safety benefits not available on older models
- Offer easier maintenance than ever before
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Does Amarr have product that qualifies for consumer energy tax credits per the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009?
A. Yes, Amarr has several insulated residential and commercial garage doors that qualify for this consumer tax credit.
Q. What qualifies a garage door for this tax credit?
A. Residential garage doors that have a U-factor of equal to or less than 0.30 qualify for this tax credit. Additional requirements are:
- The garage door must be installed on an insulated garage (conditioned space).
- The garage door must be part of the customer’s principal residence.
- The garage door perimeter must have a means to control air infiltration.
- The garage door must be installed in the years 2006, 2007, 2009 or 2010.
- The garage door must be expected to remain in service for at least five years.
Q. Under this policy, how much credit may a homeowner receive?
A. Taxpayers receive a tax credit of 30 percent of the qualified energy-efficiency improvements installed during 2006, 2007, 2009 or 2010, up to $1,500. Cost of installation does not qualify.
Q. What does a homeowner need to do to obtain the tax credit if the garage door that meets all the qualifications?
A. A Manufacturer Certification provided by the garage door dealer or found on the manufacturer’s website and the dealer’s breakdown of the door cost and the cost of labor should be obtained by the homeowner. Copies should be kept for homeowner records, but do not need to be submitted with tax return.
Q. Does an Amarr insulated door with windows qualify for the Energy Tax Credit?
A. No, Amarr doors with any type of window (glazing) does not qualify for the Energy Tax Credit.
Q. How do I learn more about the homeowner energy tax credits available due to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009?
A. Download the Amarr Manufacturer’s Certification Statement here.
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