Department of Energy

Home Heating

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A variety of technologies are available for heating your house. In addition to furnaces and boilers, heating options include wood and pellet heaters, active solar heating, and heat pumps, which are used for both heating and cooling. In addition, a combination of proper insulation, air sealing, and energy-efficient windows and doors will help ensure that your home is both comfortable and energy efficient.

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Choosing an energy-efficient heating system will save you money over the long term.

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Rebates & Tax Credits

Federal tax credits for heating and cooling systems expired at the end of 2016. If you made these improvements in 2015 or 2016, file form 5695 with your taxes to claim the credit.
​Learn more about the tax credits and find state or local incentives.