Changes to the Energy Tax Credit Program in 2011

Mar 10, 2011

Say good-bye to the 30% credits we enjoyed in 2009 and 2010. The U.S. government is giving homeowners less green for going green in 2011 by slashing the energy tax credits from $1,500 to $500. 

The levels have reverted back to those in effect in 2006 and 2007, which were 10% of the cost of the improvement, up to $500, with a $200 max for windows, and several other set maximums. 

Garage doors are no longer eligible, but entry doors remain on the list of qualifying products.

New limits on energy tax credits besides the $500 max

  • 10% up to $500 for insulation, roofs, and doors.
  • Windows capped at $200, but qualification now ENERGY STAR
  • Furnace and boilers capped at $150, and all furnaces and boilers must meet 95 AFUE
  • $50 for advanced main air circulating fan
  • $300 for air conditioners, air source heat pumps, water heaters, and biomass stoves
  • $500 lifetime limit. If you claimed over $500 in these tax credits from 2006-2010, you are not eligible for anything more.
  • The credit expires December 31, 2011.

Forms and Resources
2011 Clopay Manufacturer’s Certification Statement for entry doors  43960%20CLO%20ENTDR%20Tax%20Flyer%20R1_1.pdf
Energy Star -

Looking for 2010 Energy Tax Credit info and Manufacturer’s Certification Statements? Go to energy-tax-credits

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