Can I get a tax credit for installing more energy efficient windows?

Yes, you can get a federal tax credit for installing windows that achieve the Energy Star designation. Keep in mind that a credit is not the same as a deduction. A tax deduction reduces the amount of income that is subject to a tax, while a tax credit reduces the tax itself and may result in an increase to your federal tax refund. To make sure you get your tax credit, keep all of the receipts you get from manufacturers whose windows and window materials are Energy Star-approved, and fill out the appropriate tax forms. Be aware that you are only going to get a credit for the windows themselves and not for their installation. Further, these tax credits are only applicable to energy efficient windows you install in your principal home-rentals and new construction are not covered. For further information on the required tax documents and the entire Energy Star program go to