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What capital investments in the physical attributes of my building qualify for the Energy Conservation Installation Credit?

To qualify for this credit, your investment has to be made to the building itself. The following capital investments in the physical attributes of your building qualify for the Energy Conservation Installation Credit.

  • Insulation of floors, walls, ceilings and roofs in existing buildings
  • Insulation in the floors, walls, ceilings and roofs of a new building, to the extent that it exceeds the current International Conservation Code with Montana amendments as adopted by the Montana Department of Labor and Industry
  • Insulation of heating and air conditioning pipes, insulation and sealing of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) ducts, and insulation of hot water heater and tanks
  • Windows that result in reduction of energy consumption
  • Storm doors and insulated exterior doors
  • Caulking and weather stripping of an existing structure (except when it is a standard component in the construction or maintenance of the structure such as the chinking and caulking in a log home)
  • Devices which limit the flow of hot water from shower heads and lavatories
  • Heat recovery ventilators (HRV)
  • Glass fireplace doors installed in an existing conventional fireplace
  • Exhaust fans used to reduce air conditioning requirements
  • Replacement of incandescent light fixtures with light fixtures of a more efficient type such as those with electronic ballast and compact or linear fluorescent lamps and LED lights
  • Lighting controls with cutoff switches to permit selective use of lights
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Installation of new domestic water heaters, heating or cooling systems

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