Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

If you purchase an energy-efficient product or renewable energy system for your home, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit.  Existing homes and new construction for primary AND secondary homes are eligible for a 30% return on cost with no upper limit.

What the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Means to You:

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 extended many consumer tax incentives originally introduced in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT) and amended in the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-343).

Department of Energy web site with a full description of the tax credits

Energy Star web site

Ski in and stay a while

This home is located slope side in the Diamond Hitch development of Moonlight Basin.

A custom home built for the the true ski enthusiast.  One of our favorite projects, designed by Van Bryan of Studio Architects, considered to be one of the areas finest architects.

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Geothermal Heating

Geothermal energy has been used to heat and air condition buildings for several decades, and, during that time, these geothermal systems have been called many different things. Some of the more popular variations include geo-thermal, geoexchange, ground-water, ground-water assisted, ground-water-source, water-to-water, as well as water furnace heating and cooling. Geothermal heat pumps use the relatively constant temperature of the ground or water several feet below the earth's surface as source of heating and cooling. Geothermal heat pumps are appropriate for retrofit or new homes, where both heating and cooling are desired. In addition to heating and cooling, geothermal heat pumps can provide domestic hot water. They can be used for virtually any size home or lot in any region of the U.S. The ground is able to maintain a higher rate of temperature consistency because it absorbs 47% of the suns energy (heat) as it hits the Earth's surface. Geothermal systems are able to tap into this free energy with an ea ... Read the rest of entry »