The federal energy tax credits offered in previous years for replacement windows and doors have not been extended for 2012 (meaning there will NOT be any federal tax credit for installing energy efficient windows and doors this year), but you still may qualify for energy rebates from another source if you replace your old windows and doors this year.
Nicor Gas’ Energy Efficiency Program currently offers a $1.50 per square foot energy rebate for installation of high performance windows (and, in some cases, doors). Check out the details here http://nicorgasrebates.com/heer/rebate/improvements/windows , and then call your contractor to order your new windows. Be sure they know you want to make sure your product qualifies for this energy credit, and that you will need all the necessary documentation to qualify.
Not only will your home be more energy efficient by installing new windows and doors, saving you down the road, but you can get a cash rebate for doing so! Sounds like a win-win to me! Call your contractor today to get started on your energy rebate from Nicor Gas!
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