If you've been considering making your home more energy-efficient, now is the time to act. Not only will "greening" your home help you save on heating bills this winter and reduce your environmental imprint, but it can also cut your tax bill.
In an effort to combat growing energy problems, Congress passed the Energy Policy Act in August 2005. The law offers a tax credit to consumers making specific energy-efficient upgrades to their homes. These upgrades include everything from installing insulation to weatherproofing your doors and windows and investing in approved energy-efficient appliances.