In order to qualify for this credit, your investment has to be made to the building itself. The following investments qualify for the energy conservation credit. This list is not intended to be an all inclusive list, but a guideline to assist you in determining if your investment qualifies.
Investments include, but are not limited too:
- Caulking and weather stripping of an existing structure.
- Insulating exterior doors of an existing structure.
- Insulation in the floors, walls, ceilings and roofs of existing buildings.
- Installing a programmable thermostat.
- Replacing incandescent light fixtures with light fixtures of a more efficient type, such as those with electronic ballast and compact or linear fluorescent lamps.
- Installing lighting controls with cut-off switches that permit the selective use of lights.
- The installation of devices that limit the flow of hot water from shower heads and lavatories.
- Insulation in the floors, walls, ceilings and roofs of a new building to the extent exceed the requirements of the 2003
- International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) with Montana amendments.
- Insulation of pipes and ducts located in non-heated areas and of hot water heaters and tanks.
- Installing special insulating siding with a certified insulating factor in excess of normal siding.
- Installing storm windows or storm doors to existing structures.
- Installing exhaust fans to reduce air conditioning requirements.
- In addition to investments made to the physical attributes of a building, you also can qualify for this credit for the installation and replacement of a domestic hot water heater, heating system or a cooling system in a building.