Offers New Products that Qualify for Energy Efficient Tax Credits

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As part of the Economic Stimulus plan, Energy Efficient Tax Credits are a great way for homeowners to improve on their investment and help stimulate the economy at the same time. offers products that qualify under 6 different categories.

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As part of the Economic Stimulus plan, Energy Efficient Tax Credits are a great way for homeowners to improve on their investment and help stimulate the economy at the same time. offers products that qualify under 6 different categories.

President Obama's stimulus bill (The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) has made some significant changes to the energy efficiency tax credits. Here are some of the changes: The tax credits that were previously effective for 2009, have been extended to 2010 as well. The tax credit has been raised from 10% to 30%. The tax credits that were for a specific dollar amount (ex: $300 for a Tankless Water Heater), have been converted to 30% of the cost. The maximum credit has been raised from $500 to $1500 for the two years, however, some improvements such as geothermal heat pumps, solar water heaters, and solar panels are not subject to the $1,500 maximum., The Vermont based internet seller of energy efficient, environmentally friendly heating and ventilation products, offers many products that qualify for these incredible Tax credits. Here are some of them:

Biomass Stoves
Both our Greenfire Pellet stove and Pellet Stove insert, with a Thermal efficiency rating of at least 75%, qualify for up to $1500.00 in Tax credit. Over 25 years of research and design has been invested in the new Greenfire line of pellet stoves. The result is a quiet, inexpensive and efficient home heater that fits perfectly into your lifestyle. Traditionally styled with the highest quality and durable components; Greenfires are built to last. Product engineers created a low maintenance, environmentally friendly product that burns efficiently. The Greenfire GF55and GFI55 have been tested and certified to the strictest clean air standards as set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Residential Small Wind Energy Systems
For Wind Power, the tax credit is up to 30% of the cost, not capped at $1500.00. Houseneeds is proud to offer The Skystream 3.7. Depending on the wind, the Skystream can produce between 40 to 100% of a households’ energy needs. The Skystream hooks up to your home to help reduce or eliminate your monthly electricity costs. It’s the first compact, user-friendly, all-inclusive wind generator (with controls and inverter built in) designed to provide quiet, clean electricity in very low winds.

Solar Water Heating
To qualify for up to 30% back in Tax credit, the solar water heating system must be placed in service before December 31, 2016 and 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. The water must be used in the dwelling and the system must be certified by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC). With products made by trusted manufacturers like Caleffi, Stiebel Eltron, Thermomax, and Fafco—Houseneeds can help you design the custom solar heating system to fit your exact needs.

Gas or Propane Hot Water Boilers
All Hot water Boilers with an AFUE efficiency rating of at least 90% qualify for up to $1500.00 back in Tax credit. The Prestige boiler features a uniquely designed stainless steel heat exchanger and offers 95% efficiency. The Prestige has the capability to modulate the firing rate to 25% of its rated input and is available in 4 sizes. This modulation means fewer cycles resulting in lower operating costs. A smart and equally convenient User Interface Module displays system status and fully adjustable parameter values as well as diagnostic codes for easy troubleshooting and optimum system performance. Prestige provides cost-effective, reliable heat and an abundant supply of domestic hot water. The Prestige requires minimal installation space, operates quietly and features an attractive jacket with a digital control panel. The boiler is equipped with a stainless steel premix burner and is available in a natural gas or propane.

Tankless Water Heaters
All water heaters with an energy factor greater or equal to .82 qualify for up to $1500.00 in Tax credit. Houseneeds carries several Tankless Water Heaters that qualify under these criteria by manufacturers like Rinnai, Takagi and Bosch. Besides the Tax credit some other benefits of going tankless include endless on-demand hot water, up to 40% energy savings, flexible installation options, significant space savings, clean hot water delivered at a consistent, safe temperature, “Green” advantages like lower greenhouse gas emissions and elimination of standby-loss, precise temperature control for safety and comfort, reduced risk of flooding compared to traditional tank water heaters, and a life span of 20 years or more.

Solar Skylights
if you need to light a small space, such as a coffee nook, bathroom stalls or an office hallway, the Solatube Skylights bathe your larger areas in sunlight. It’s perfect for corridors, stairwells and reception areas. Solar Skylights will save you money. Depending on the application, electricity savings range from 20% to 90%. This means less electric light bulbs on and a better quality of light for your house or your office. They also qualify for 30% in Tax Credits, up to $1500.00.

For more information on these as well as many other eco-friendly, energy efficient products, go to or give call 802-583-2726.

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Gary Johannesen
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