Can I claim energy-efficient appliances or energy-saving home improvements?
You can't claim Energy Star appliances or water-saving improvements like low-flow toilets, low-flow showerheads, or xeriscaping on your federal return.
But you can get a federal tax credit for qualified energy-saving home improvements, like:
- Energy-efficient windows, doors, and skylights
- Solar water heaters
- Non-solar water heaters
- Roofing products
- Biomass stoves
- Energy-efficient heating, ventilating, or cooling systems
- Geothermal heat pumps
- Wind turbines
- Solar energy systems
- Fuel cells
Tip: Many state governments, local municipalities, and utility companies offer incentives for energy- or water-saving home improvements that are not tax-related. An online search will reveal what your state has to offer (for example, you might search for Colorado water rebate or Kentucky energy incentive).