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Take Advantage of Tax Credits

Save energy and qualify for tax credits too. A tax credit of 30% of the cost of qualifying products, up to $1,500 during the 2009 and 2010 tax years, is available for several window covering products. Any qualifying blind ordered between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010 can be claimed up to a combined total of $1500 under the Federal Tax Credit for Energy Efficiency.

The ComfortTrack Plus Energy Saving Sidetrack System by Comfortex is available for purchase online and is certified for federal tax credits for energy efficiency. The shade features an insulating honeycomb fabric with an integrated sidetrack system that seals off the gaps between the shades and windows to create a solid insulating barrier to drafts. This system is designed to reduce heat loss or gain in a house.

Windows can gain and lose heat in the following ways:

·        Direct conduction through the glass or frame

·        The radiation of heat into a house

·        Air leakage through and around the windows

When installed with light filtering double honeycomb fabric over a double-pane window, the ComforTrack Plus Insulation System forms an assembly with an R-value greater than 2.86. A material’s R-value is the measure of its resistance to heat flow. The way it works is simple: the higher the R-value, the more the material insulates.

Download the manufacturer’s Certification Statement from Comfortex.com and take it along with your receipt showing the amount spent to your tax professional to the claim a 30% credit on the cost of the system up to $1500.

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About the Author: Marta Baker

Marta Baker is a writer, designer, and an expert in window coverings,. Married to an artist, Marta learned to appreciate good design whether it was art, furniture, the written word or a beautifully appointed room. She studied journalism in college and has worked as a writer for nearly 20 years. Marta has been has been working at BlindSaver for over 5 years as a senior designer. Marta has been has been working at BlindSaver for over 5 years as a senior designer.