Cash for Caulkers Program Is a Great Deal - Could Realistically Green Up America's Homes
The Obama administration's new Home Star "cash for caulkers" program definitely offers a great bang for the buck. The government will pay you up to half the cost of energy retrofitting your home up to a limit of $4,000. And unlike past incentives, the Home Star program will offer immediate upfront money, allowing homeowners to realistically investment into energy efficiency even in these economic times. Quite impressive considering the pathetic $1500 tax credit offered for retrofitting your windows to more energy efficient ones. The government believes that this $23 billion program will retrofit 6 million homes and put a quarter of a million unemployed construction workers back to work.