Save Your Air and Save Money with Hammond Plumbing & Heating Published on April 06, 2017 If you upgraded to qualifying energy-efficient home improvements in 2016, you are eligible for a tax credit of up to $500 when you file your 2016 taxes. This credit, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is no longer valid for purchases made this year, but don’t get too distressed yet: a variety of rebates and incentives are still being provided by local utility and energy providers on energy-efficient upgrades such as HVAC systems, insulation, and water heaters. “Electric and gas providers are continuing their efforts to help homeowners conserve energy and save money by providing valuable rebates and incentives, even though the federal tax credit has expired,” said Dave Moody, Vice President of Marketing for Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. Did you know that upgrading your HVAC system to a newer, more efficient unit can save up to 50% on utility bills? Did you also know that the right level of attic insulation can save up to 20% on energy bills? Not only does this directly impact your wallet, it also provides a huge environmental benefit. Speaking of the environment, reviews show that if one in 10 households upgraded to ENERGY STAR®-rated heating and cooling equipment, it would prevent 13 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions each year. Now that really helps #ServetheEarth and #SaveYourAir! To help our customers get the most out of these benefits and the rebates, Hammond Plumbing & Heating is offering discounts through June 9th on home comfort systems! Our team of NATE-certified technicians provide no-charge in-home comfort analysis and estimates, furnace and A/C tune-ups, and smart technology like wi-fi thermostats that can help decrease energy consumption in your home. To find out more about how improving your home energy affects the environment, visit SaveYourAir.com.