On October 3, 2008, President Bush signed into law the “Emergency
Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.” This bill extended tax credits for
energy efficient home improvements (windows, doors, roofs, insulation,
HVAC, and non-solar water heaters). Tax credits for these residential
products, which had expired at the end of 2007, will now be available
for improvements made during 2009.
Improvements made during 2008 are not eligible for a tax credit.
The bill also extended tax credits for solar energy systems and fuel cells to 2016. New tax credits were established for small wind energy systems and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Tax credits for builders of new energy efficient homes and tax deductions for owners and designers of energy efficient commercial buildings were also extended.
If you are thinking of adding attic insulation or replacing you old furnace 2009 looks like a good year to do it.
For more information go to the Energy Star web site.