Tag Archives: Energy-Efficient

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Take advantage of tax credits to stretch home improvement dollars

(BPT) – Warm weather heralds home improvement season. It’s also the season of high electric bills as air conditioners hum to life in response to rising temperatures across the country. When you’re making summer upgrades to your home, improvements that make your house more livable and attractive are even more Continue reading →

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Home Improvements as Tax Deductions?

Q: I heard somewhere that I can deduct my home-improvement costs from my taxes. Is this true? — Overtaxed in Wisconsin A: The cost of certain home improvements can be deducted on your tax returns, but not all of them. And the rules for such deductions can change, so the Continue reading →

Comparing Traditional Light Bulbs to CFLs

DEAR HAMMER: What is the difference between a regular light bulb and one of those new energy-saving bulbs? If I want to replace a 75-watt regular bulb with a new type, is the wattage the same? — Gladys in Philadelphia DEAR GLADYS: Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) are considered the Continue reading →