FAQ on Energy Tax Credit

Energy Tax Credit Rebate – Houston Windows and Doors

Here is the most up-to-date Energy Tax Credit program information: (Directly from Energy Star)

Is there a tax credit for windows, doors, and skylights?

Yes, windows, doors, and skylights can qualify for a tax credit.

How much:

30% of the cost (not including installation/labor costs), up to $1,500


Tax credit in effect in 2009 and 2010. Must be installed in your “principal residence” between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010.


From June 1, 2009 – December 31, 2010 windows (and doors and skylights) must have a U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) less than or equal to 0.30.

From January 1 – May 31, 2009 all ENERGY STAR qualified windows, doors, and skylights qualify, except for doors in several counties in California**.

You do not have to replace all the windows/doors/skylights in your home to qualify. And it doesn’t need to be a replacement either – installing a new window where there wasn’t one previously (like in an addition) would qualify.

More information on the windows/doors tax credits.

Find qualified models:

We do not have a list of qualified windows, doors, or skylights.

You can find the U-factor and SHGC on the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) label. See an example of the NFRC label. NFRC is the only federally recognized organization for determining the energy performance of windows, doors and skylights. Please see the NFRC website for information concerning product performance.

How to apply:

File Tax Form 5695 with your tax return.

You must have a Manufacturer’s Certification Statement to qualify.

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