What if doing more for the environment could also help lower your energy usage – and maybe your bill? You would probably try a few energy efficiency tips, as long as the effort didn’t eat up your weekend time, or cost too much up front. Right? Sure. Most of us would.
Thinking about upgrading a couple major appliances? Time to replace the air conditioner? Or, maybe you want to install a new smart home energy system.
There are plenty of state-, federal- and even utility-sponsored rebate and tax credit programs out there that help defray energy efficiency projects for residential customers. The trick seems to be finding them. And, once you find them, you might feel overwhelmed by the volume of incentives currently available.
So, what programs are available in your state? Where do you find the information? Here! And through a couple of helpful links we are about to share.
The U.S. Department of Energy and the North Carolina Solar Center at N.C. State University have teamed up to create the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency. See what incentives are available, by state, at www.dsireusa.org. Be sure to filter for Residential only to browse listings.
Keep in mind that the programs are dynamic, meaning they can change or be changed at any time, depending on the supporting organization. It’s a good start to figuring out what could work for you and your home. There are also links within the web site that can take you to the sponsors’ web sites, where you can learn more and read the latest information about their associated program(s).
Here are a couple quick examples:
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Understanding Energy Tax Credits As a small business owner, your mind is likely consumed with the day-to-day operations involved in turning a profit. Looking to the future is definitely part of that, but sometimes we forget to manage parts of business that don’t affect the immediate cash flow or bottom line.
New year, new business insights. Here at Constellation, we hope that 2017 has been great for your small business, and that our small business resources helped aid that greatness!