Six energy-efficient upgrades that qualify for 2012 tax credits

Six energy-efficient upgrades that qualify for 2012 tax credits

As a result of the last-minute enactment of the Taxpayer Relief Act earlier this year, six common energy-efficient upgrades you may have made to your home in 2012 or plan to make this year are eligible for a federal tax credit. Replacement windows and doors, new roofs and upgrades to heating and ventilation systems all qualify for a credit of up to $ 500. The improvements must be made to your existing home and principal residence, new homes do not … (read more)

The Best Toasters and Toaster Ovens for 2012

Picking the best toaster or toaster oven can be and is a very personal thing, and for us here at Kitchen Contraptions highly based on what you want to toast and cook. If you really just want toast – then a pop-up toaster may work for you, but if you want to use the toaster for an oven as well – then using a toaster oven combo will be a great bet. We also recognize that using a toaster to simply make breakfast sandwiches with eggs in them is also very … (read more)