There are lots of things that you can do for home improvement projects, but what if you could get money from the government for conducting certain home improvements. Well the good thing is that in the United States you can get tax credits from the government for making your home energy efficient.
It will cost you some money to get the appliances but in the long run you will be getting money back when it comes tax time, your energy bills will be a lot lower, and you will not be contributing as much to global warming as you will be going green as many save the earth people like to say.
Some of the things that you can do to apply for these home improvement energy efficiency tax credits would be to get new windows throughout the house. By doing this you may be able to qualify to get a tax credit for up to $200. Not only that if you only knew how much energy actually goes straight out the windows, especially if they are old and do not have a very good seal on them.
You can also get a tax credit by having an energy efficient central air conditioning system. Along with that there is the water heater and the heat pumps, by having all of these energy efficient appliances you can get up to a $300 tax credit on your income tax return.
Another way you can get a tax credit is by insulating the walls and the roofs. This can give you the most money back, but it can also be one of the most expensive home improvement projects to get done. It will all really depend on the size of your home though, obviously the more square footage you have of walls the more that it is going to cost you in total.
If you would like more information on how to get tax credits for energy efficient appliances then here is the source itself http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=tax_credits.tx_index, any questions that you should have about the home energy efficient improvement program you should be able to find the answers here.