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Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

 

Most of these tax credits expired on January 1, 2011, but we will be leaving these up until April 15th to allow you to check if your previous project qualifies. Contact us at (301) 946-2356 to request your letter or if you have any questions.

FEDERAL TAX CREDITS
MARYLAND TAX CREDITS
Product Category Product Type   Tax Credit Specification Tax Credit Notes   Tax Credit Specification Tax Credit Notes
Insulation Insulation Meets 2009 IECC & Amendments 30% of cost, up to $1,500

For insulation to qualify, its primary purpose must be to insulate (example: insulated siding does not qualify).

Check to see if you have Home Performance with ENERGY STAR in your areas. Adding insulation to your home is covered.

MD n/a
Product Category Product Type Tax Credit Specification Tax Credit Notes Tax Credit Specification Tax Credit Notes
Windows & Doors Exterior Windows and Skylights

Before June 1, 2009:Must meet ENERGY STAR criteria

After June 1, 2009:U factor <= 0.30SHGC <= 0.30

30% of cost, up to $1,5001 Not all ENERGY STAR labeled windows and skylights qualify for tax credit.
MD n/a
More information
 
Storm Windows

In combination with the exterior window over which it is installed:

1. has a U-factor and SHGC of 0.30 or below2. Meets the IECC

30% of cost, up to $1,5001 FAQ on storm doors and storm windows.
Exterior Doors Before June 1, 2009:
Must meet ENERGY STAR criteria

After June 1, 2009:

U factor <= 0.30
SHGC <= 0.30

30% of cost, up to $1,5001 Not all ENERGY STAR doors will qualify.
More information
Storm Doors In combination with a wood door over which it is installed:
1. has a U-factor and SHGC of 0.30 or below
2. Meets the IECC
30% of cost, up to $1,5001 FAQ on storm doors and storm windows.
Product Category Product Type Tax Credit Specification Tax Credit Notes Tax Credit Specification Tax Credit Notes
Roofing Metal Roofs, All ENERGY STAR qualified metal and reflective asphalt shingles 30% of cost, up to $1,5001 FAQ on roofs that qualify for the tax credit
MD n/a
  Asphalt Roofs
Product Category Product Type Tax Credit Specification Tax Credit Notes Tax Credit Specification Tax Credit Notes
HVAC Central A/C Split Systems: 30% of cost, up to $1,5001 FAQ on Central ACs that qualify for the tax credit
MD n/a
EER >=13  
SEER >= 16 FAQ on Air Source Heat Pumps that qualify for the tax credit
   
Package systems: Note: not all ENERGY STAR products will qualify for the tax credit. View ENERGY STAR criteria.
EER >= 12
SEER >= 14
Air Source Heat Pumps Split Systems: 30% of cost, up to $1,5001  
HSPF >= 8.5
EER >= 12.5
SEER >= 15
 
Package systems:
HSPF >= 8
EER >= 12
SEER >= 14
Natural Gas or Propane Furnace AFUE >= 95 30% of cost, up to $1,5001 FAQ on Furnaces and Boilers that qualify for the tax credit
Oil Furnace AFUE >= 90 30% of cost, up to $1,5001  
Gas, Propane, or Oil Hot Water Boiler AFUE >= 90 30% of cost, up to $1,5001 Note : not all ENERGY STAR products will qualify for the tax credit. View ENERGY STAR criteria for furnaces, boilers.
Advanced Main Air Circulating Fan No more than 2% of furnace total energy use. 30% of cost, up to $1,5001 Read this FAQ if the fan qualifies, but the furnace does not.
Product Category Product Type Tax Credit Specification Tax Credit Notes Tax Credit Specification Tax Credit Notes
Water Heaters Gas, Oil, Propane Water Heater

Energy Factor >= 0.82

or a thermal efficiency of at least 90%.

30% of cost, up to $1,5001 FAQ on Water Heaters that qualify for the tax credit
MD n/a
Electric Heat Pump Water Heater Same criteria as ENERGY STAR: Energy Factor >= 2.0 30% of cost, up to $1,5001 View ENERGY STAR criteria for water heaters.
Product Category Product Type Tax Credit Specification Tax Credit Notes Tax Credit Specification Tax Credit Notes
Biomass Stove Biomass Stove

Stove which burns biomass fuel to heat a home or heat water.

Thermal efficiency rating of at least 75% as measured using a lower heating value.

30% of cost, up to $1,5001 FAQ on biomass stoves.

Fuel must be at least 5% biodiesel

Exempt from state sales tax

$.03/gallon up to $500/year View MD tax credit info
Available 2008-2012 tax years
1 - Subject to a $1,500 maximum per homeowner for all improvements combined.
Product Category Product Type   Tax Credit Specification Tax Credit Notes   Tax Credit Specification Tax Credit Notes
Geo-Thermal Heat Pump Geo-Thermal Heat Pump Same criteria as ENERGY STAR: 30% of the cost

All ENERGY STAR geo-thermal heat pumps qualify for the tax credit.

Must be placed into service before December 31, 2016.

 

Special assessment making assessed property tax value equivalent to conventional system

Exempt from state sales and use tax

   
 
Closed Loop:
EER >= 14.1
COP >= 3.3
 
Open Loop:
EER >= 16.2 Rebates: $500 rebate per ton $3000 maximum
COP >= 3.6 EER >= 15.5    
  COP >= 3.5   View MD tax credit info
Direct Expansion:      
EER >= 15      
COP >= 3.5      
Product Category Product Type Tax Credit Specification Tax Credit Notes Tax Credit Specification Tax Credit Notes
Solar Energy Systems Solar Water Heating At least half of the energy generated by the qualifying property must come from the sun. Homeowners may only claim spending on the solar water heating system property, not the entire water heating system of the household. 30% of cost All ENERGY STAR solar water heaters qualify for the tax credit. 100% tax exemption from property taxes  

$2500 maximum

See MD Rebate Information

Rebates: 30% installed price
The credit is not available for expenses for swimming pools or hot tubs. Must be placed in service before December 31, 2016.    
 
The water must be used in the dwelling.
 
The system must be certified by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC).
Photovoltaic Systems Photovoltaic systems must provide electricity for the residence, and must meet applicable fire and electrical code requirement. 30% of cost Must be placed in service before December 31, 2016. Special assessment making assessed property tax value equivalent to conventional system    
Exempt from state sales and use tax
 
Rebates: $.50 - $1.25/W DC $10,000 maximum
PV maximum 20kW    
    See MD Rebate Information
Product Category Product Type Tax Credit Specification Tax Credit Notes Tax Credit Specification Tax Credit Notes
Small Wind Energy Systems Residential Small Wind Turbines Has nameplate capacity of not more than 100 kilowatts. 30% of cost Must be placed in service before December 31, 2016. Rebates:
min 1kW capacity
$2,500 per kW capacity $10,000 maximum
See MD Rebate Information
Product Category Product Type Tax Credit Specification Tax Credit Notes Tax Credit Specification Tax Credit Notes
Fuel Cells Residential Fuel Cell and microturbine system Efficiency of at least 30% and must have a capacity of at least 0.5 kW. 30% of the cost, up to $500 per .5 kW of power capacity Must be placed in service before December 31, 2016.
MD n/a
 
The IRS defines "placed in service" as when the property is ready and available for use.

 



 
 

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