Energy Efficient Improvements to Save this Fall

November 10, 2017

Making your home more energy efficient is not only good for the environment, it’s good for your wallet as well. That being said, a Los Angeles tax specialist can tell you that some improvements are better than others in terms of your taxes and overall savings.

Conduct an Energy Audit

To truly save as much money as possible while making improvements to your home, you’ve got to know which areas of your property require the most attention. Hire an experienced auditor to walk with you through your home to determine where to spend the most time and money this fall. For instance, you might have leaks in your doors and windows you can quickly and easily seal up to keep your HVAC system from working harder than necessary to maintain a comfortable temperature.

Maintain Your HVAC System

Speaking of HVAC systems, you should also have a professional take a look at yours to ensure it’s in tiptop shape. A full inspection can inform you of minor issues that demand your attention before they become major issues that carry an equally major expense. While you might not like the idea of having to spend your holiday cash on furnace repairs and upkeep, spending a bit of money now might allow you to save a lot of money later on.

Check to See What Your State Offers

Different states have different credits and incentives for homeowners who take steps to make their homes more efficient. Speak to a tax expert agency to see what credits and incentives are currently available in your geographic location. Know that just because an incentive or credit was offered in previous years doesn’t necessarily mean it’s currently available. What you see offered might dictate the specific improvements you make to your property.  

To learn more about residential energy efficiency improvements, talk with an Encino Tax adviser. Get in touch with Wallace & Associates by submitting a Contact Us form.