2012 Home Tax Breaks and Energy Efficiency
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New Energy Efficiency Rating – Congress has passed a bill to put in place a new energy efficiency rating for water heaters to help consumers better compare different models.
Tax Breaks – The end of the year is quickly approaching and tax season will soon be upon us. Get ahead of the game by getting the tax breaks from your home. This article lists 6 items to consider:
- Mortgage interest deduction
- Mortgage insurance premium
- Energy Star rated items
- Points paid on a mortgage
- Property taxes
- Construction loan interest
12 Days of Savings – Get ready for the holiday season with these 12 days of energy savings.
Recent HomeSpot Blog Posts:
Monthly Home Maintenance Checklist – Stay ahead of common house problems by completing this monthly maintenance checklist:
- Clean sink aerator to improve flow
- Clean each drain to prevent clogs
- Test GFCI outlets
- Test smoke detector
- Replace water filters
- Replace HVAC filter
- Maintain water heater TPR valve
Dishwasher Maintenance – Food and buildup clog up the filter and spray arm. Keep the dishwasher is tip top shape by cleaning the filter and spray arm and inspecting the tines and heating element.
Energy Efficiency Tips when leaving on Vacation – There’s no reason to have your house consume as much energy when you are on vacation. Learn where you can reduce power use and how to keep your home safe while you are away.