A bill to extend the expired residential energy efficiency tax credit for installing qualified furnaces, boilers, central air conditioners, and heat pumps was recently filed in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Home Energy Savings Act would extend the value of the tax credit at 10% of the installed costs up to a maximum $500 per household for 2012 and 2013. The current limits of $150 for a qualified furnace or boiler, and $300 for a qualified central air conditioner, heat pump, or hot water heater would remain in place. In 2014 the credit would become permanent and the value of the credit would increase to 10% of products costs up to $1,000.
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