To find out if your remodeling plan qualifies for any tax credits, grants or special deals, you can either check online, ask your contractor or installer, or make a few telephone calls.

The government’s site at www.energystar.gov has all the information you will need relative to federal tax credits or other incentives. The site has numerous links to state government information and utility company incentives.

This site also has lists of qualifying appliances by category, ranging from stoves, refrigerators and dishwashers, to geothermal heating/cooling systems and roofing materials.