5) Install Green Energy
Eco-friendly and energy efficient home installments will save you money on both utility bills and taxes. Home energy features such as solar panels, rain water barrels, various heating and cool-ing systems, energy efficient materials, and overall updates to your home for energy reasons can qualify you for tax breaks in effort to help the environment. The 2016 Energy Star federal tax in-formation implied that principal residences and existing homes could receive a ten percent tax credit of costs up to $500. Qualified installments included central air conditioning, proper insula-tion, biomass stoves, air source heat pumps, and various types of windows and doors.