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Did you make energy efficient improvements to your home in 2012?


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Federal Tax Credits Are Back And Retroactive To 2012

On January 2, President Obama signed legislation designed to avoid the “fiscal cliff” and keep tax rates from increasing for every American who pays taxes. In addition to its many other tax provisions, the bill retroactively reinstates the 25C tax credits for highly efficient HVAC and water

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Inspecting ducts in tight crawl spaces

  Claustrophobic! Terry McDowell smiles for the camera as he inches his way through a tight crawl space during an HVAC inspection of the ducts.

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Tips for a green home

[Via: Angie’s List Window Replacement]

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Carbon Monoxide Safety Inspection

McDowell & Son is now offering a new service called the Carbon Monoxide Safety Inspection. For $199 we will perform: combustion safety and carbon monoxide test. Installation of a low-level CO monitor for your home Complete tune up for your HVAC system. What is carbon monoxide? Carbon

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Clean Energy Works Oregon soon to be launched.

Here is a program that will hopefully create jobs throughout Oregon as well as provide an affordable option for homeowners to make energy efficiency upgrades to their existing homes.  I’ll post more information as CEWO starts to roll out in the spring of 2011. Clean Energy Works

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Home Energy Score Program

This program was announced back in November and I never posted it but in light of the disappointing news with the Federal Tax credit for energy-efficient existing homes being reduced from $1500 to $500 I decided now was a good time to start spreading the news. Biden

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