Federal Government Provides Tax Credit for Energy Efficient Solar Screens
Budget Blinds® Offers Wide Selection of Solar Screens for Homeowners to Take Advantage of $500 Government Tax Write-Off
ORANGE, CA – Earlier this year, President Obama signed The American Taxpayer Relief Act. The bill grants up to a $500 tax credit on select energy efficient products including solar screens for windows. Qualifying products must be for an existing home and must be purchased and installed between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013. With a wide selection of tax-credit-certified solar screens, Budget Blinds can help homeowners across the country create more energy efficient homes while saving them money come tax season.
Solar screens are an important consideration as they have a multitude of beneficial uses. In their most basic form, they can cover a window or door opening to help prevent outdoor pests and dust from coming into your home. They also protect your interior furnishings from the sun’s strong UV rays. Other benefits include:
• Very affordable window covering solution
• Reduce heat loss/gain within a home
• Can be custom made to fit any sized window
• Transparent nature helps preserve your view
• Create a safer home environment by helping to prevent children from falling out of window
Perhaps the most important benefit of solar screens is the energy savings they provide. The Department of Energy reported that air conditioning costs account for nearly 56% of total monthly energy use in a typical household. If installed throughout the home, solar screens can reduce interior temperatures by as much as 10 degrees reducing the energy costs associated with cooling your home.
“The fact that President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act granting tax credits to energy efficient products in a home is a testament to the importance of conserving energy,” said Tracy Christman, window coverings expert and Vice President of Vendor Alliance at Budget Blinds. “Installing solar screens not only saves you money, it reduces your carbon footprint creating a win-win scenario for homeowners.”
Budget Blinds’ tax-credit-certified solar screens are a great start towards making your home a more environmentally friendly one while giving you a valuable tax write-off. For more information on solar screens, visit www.budgetblinds.com/retractable-window-screens. For more information on the tax credit, consult your tax advisor.