Go green, get green

What to know about getting money back on energy-saving improvements

By Denise DiFulco
Thursday, October 29, 2009

If you're planning to improve your home's energy efficiency, 2009 and 2010 are great years to do so. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, or "stimulus bill," which was signed into law earlier this year, extended the eligibility period for energy-efficiency tax credits that already were expanded under 2008's "bailout bill."

Many products -- including windows and doors, roofing, insulation, and indoor heating and cooling systems -- are covered. The purchase of some renewable-energy systems and products will have tax benefits through 2016.

Turn the page to find out what you need to know to benefit from these limited-time savings.

Denise DiFulco is a freelance writer.

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