Energy tax credits tempt homeowners

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Energystar-350Federal tax credits are helping to fuel demand for energy-efficient, "green" home remodeling projects.

Few people undertake major home remodeling projects simply to be more environmentally conscious, says Greg Miedema, president of Dakota Builders Inc. in Tucson, Ariz., and chairman of the National Association of Home Builders remodeling division.

"Nobody's going to replace windows because of a tax credit," he says.

However, if windows, doors or furnaces need replacement, now is the perfect opportunity to look for green alternatives that can save you money.

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