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What are some tips for finding window rebates?

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The best way to find window rebates is to search for rebates, tax credits and other savings opportunities at government-sponsored websites, such as the Energy Star and U.S. Department of Energy websites. Savings can be found on the Energy Department's website by searching by state. At the Energy Star website, users can search for rebates and special offers on Energy Star qualified products by zip code.

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Rebates, income tax credits, sales tax exemptions, sales tax credits and a variety of other incentives are offered by utilities and government agencies to encourage the use of renewable energy sources, support energy efficiency and support consumers' efforts to lessen pollution and conserve energy. The windows that typically qualify for incentives from Energy Star and the Department of Energy are high-efficiency. This means that they insulate homes better than other options, leading to further savings on energy bills.

Rebates, tax credits, and other savings are not just available for windows. A variety of household appliances, residential water heaters, lighting, office equipment, heating and cooling equipment and home electronics may also qualify for money-saving programs. For this reason, it is worthwhile to check for possible rebates and tax credits before purchasing new household products. Energy Star partners also offer incentives for recycling old products from time to time.

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