Who doesn’t want to save money?  That is a silly question-right!  I was hired by  a diligent home buyer who questioned ever portion of my in home inspection which was performed in Northfield, Illinois.  Remember, the turtle won the race!  My client was concerned with the age of the mechanical systems and was opting to changing these systems prior to the move in to his new home.  He heard of the federal tax rebate plan and wanted more information.  I emailed him exactly what Ill be speaking about today.

The Northfield home inspection was a property that was built in 1992 and all of the mechanical systems were 18years old.  Most of these systems were nearing the end of the manufacturers suggested life span.  Manufacturers give suggested time spans on how long they believe their products will last.  All of the systems were in working order, but my client wanted to start with a “clean slate” for all of his mechanical systems.  You can see suggested replacement costs at ~ http://www.pinnaclepropertyinspection.com/repair-replacement-costs.html or you can ask for help from contractors in the area.

The federal tax rebate plan started in 1/1/2009 and will expire on 12/31/2010.  The plan covers heating systems, water heating systems, windows, doors, insulation and roofs.  You can see the direct link ~ http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=tax_credits.tx_index.  If you live in Illinois there are other rebates you can add to the federal rebates.  You can find the info at ~ Nicor http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=IL59F&re=1&ee=1 ,  North Shore gas ~ http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=IL64F&re=1&ee=1,  Peoples gas ~ http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=IL34F&re=1&ee=1

The gas companies are getting involved because there is federal relief fund that will be sent back their way.  All the documentation must come from a licensed contractor with serial numbers and model numbers to get the rebate.  I explained to my client from the Northfield home inspection that his possible saving on a high efficient furnace, tank-less water heater, and new air conditioner could be in the area of $4000.00 dollars.  Not to shabby!

If you have further questions about how to get your rebates and what systems qualify for this program please contact me directly at ~ http://www.pinnaclepropertyinspection.com/about-jim-kolke.html.

Thanks for stopping by.  Jim Kolke