It seems that as soon as Halloween is over our world just seems to spin out of control till January 2. If you are a good cook you are getting ready for Thanksgiving, Black Friday specials and Holiday shopping, parties and more cooking! The momentum of events that takes place is enough to swirl anyone head around several times. This is the season of events, joy, peace and spending money for sure.
You may not be thinking about your home except for decorating it. Thoughts are more geared toward Christmas lists than saving money. Have you even thought about a home improvement upgrade? Probably not. Our cold weather in Kansas City usually hits us between November and December and the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a cold one this year.
While you are entering the ‘spending season’ we’d like to remind you that you can also save money but you have to hurry! The Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit expires December 31, 2013. In order to take advantage of the $500 tax credit, the expenditure needs to be made for one of the following: water heaters, furnace, boiler, heat pump, central air conditioner, insulation, windows, roof, or circulating fan used in a qualifying furnace.
Your attic may be in need of some new insulation. Let’s say your air conditioner and furnace is 15-20 years old and you know that you need to get new equipment. Your HVAC professionals can help you save money on choosing a smaller unit provided you’re the insulation in your attic insulation is effectively and efficiently insulating your attic you will save money by purchasing a smaller HVAC unit! Properly insulating your home will save you money in the summer as you turn your air conditioner and the winter with your heating bills. Being able to lower your thermostat because your home is properly insulated will save you money this winter. The Department of energy has calculated that for each degree you lower your thermostat you save 1% of the total it costs you to heat your home.
Murray Insulation can install insulation in your attic for the same amount that you can do it yourself and a lot more than you could have the big box stores install it for. And we’re local and family owned. When you hire local you benefit your own community! It’s all good!
This Energy Tax Credit will expire in December and we don’t believe the government will renew it. If Congress does renew it, it may be on January 1, 2014 like they did this year. (No comment regarding politics in this blog post! This is about insulation and saving you money!)
As we speed toward the end of the year, enjoying the season and our families, keep in mind that tax season is right around the corner after that. If your home could use some insulation, call us before New Year’s Eve to take advantage of the Energy Tax Credit available when you upgrade or add energy efficient insulation to your attic in 2013!