Monthly Archives: January 2015

2014 Energy Tax Credit

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Great News:  We just found out that the Energy Tax Credit was extended through 2014.

If you installed Energy Efficient Windows, Doors, Skylights or Insulation in 2014 and have not already taken a tax credit on energy since 2005, you may qualify.

The 2014 Tax Credit is for 10% of the amount paid on job materials only, up to $300.00 max credit.

If B&D Construction installed your energy qualified products last year. Contact us and we can get you the property tax documentation for your filing.

We can be reached at  508-823-2413 or info@banddconst.com

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Preparing Your Home for Winter

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If you haven’t gotten your home ready for winter, now is definitely the time.  Here are some tips to get you and your home ready for the cold:

1. Inspect roofs for missing shingles. Also, clean leaves and debris out of gutters and ensure that downspouts are in place and secured.

2. Check all exterior window and door openings, vents, and pipes. Check to make sure windows and doors close properly and have weather-stripping.  Also, check to make sure vents are clear.

3. Have your furnace inspected. This will prevent problems during the heating season and should also help keep the utility bill down. Make sure to change the filter regularly, especially during heavier use.

4. Inspect your chimney or have it swept. Chimneys used by fireplaces and appliances should be inspected on a regular basis.

5. Visually check your foundation. Take a walk around your house and  inspect your foundation by looking for cracks.

6. Turn off water supply to exterior faucets and drain hoses. Burst water pipes are usually found when temperatures warm and pipes thaw.

7. Mark off walk-ways and drive-ways before snow fall, this may help locate specific areas in need of snow removal.

8. Prepare an emergency kit. When the power goes out, you’ll be thankful for having a bin of “needed” items: blankets, candles, matches, flashlights with batteries, first aid kit, manual can opener, non-perishable food and bottled water.

Give us a call if you need any assistance!