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Federal Energy Tax Credits Scheme

Save Up To $1,200 With Federal Energy Tax Credit 

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Save big bucks – and the planet – with our energy-efficient shutters
*Applicable to shutters purchased starting November 30, 2023

When you buy our American Wood Core shutters, you’ll qualify for home energy tax credits.

The federal government Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit scheme entitles you to claim back 30% of the price of your shutters, up to a maximum of $1,200 (per tax year). Not only will you make a big saving on your shutters, but our energy-efficient shutters will save you on your energy bills too. That's what we call a short- AND long-term win.

How It Works

1)    Buy your American Wood Core shutters.
2)    Save your invoice and proof of purchase.
3)    We'll email you a copy of your certificate.
4)    Print your certificate and give it to your tax preparer, along with your confirmed sales invoice.
5)    Receive your tax credit at the end of the tax year.  

 
Question icon Common questions answered 

What are Home Energy Tax Credits?
The federal government wants to encourage Americans to make energy-efficient home improvements with the Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit scheme. That means they’re offering tax credits to offset the cost of these upgrades. Upgrades like plantation shutters. For every shutter purchase, the government will give you back 30% in the form of tax credits. Using the scheme with The Shutter Store, you can save up to $1,200 every tax year. 

Why are Shutters Eligible to Home Energy Tax Credits?
Over 50% of heat loss in the home is via the windows. This makes proper window insulation essential for improving energy efficiency. Plantation shutters are the perfect solution, keeping the home warm in winter and cool in summer. To qualify, you must purchase our American Wood Core shutters. They’re 100% waterproof, American-made, and are the last word in window insulation.

Who can claim Home Energy Tax Credits?
You must be a homeowner to qualify, and the property must be your residence. If you are a landlord and your shutters are for a rental property, you will not be eligible. For further information, visit the IRS’s website.

How will I get my Tax Credits?
The tax credit will be subtracted directly from the amount of taxes that you owe for the year. It is not a direct discount or payment into your bank account.

When do I claim my Tax Credits?
Tax credit can only be claimed in the tax year the shutters where installed, not purchased​.

Where can I learn more about Home Energy Tax Credits?
Visit the IRS’s website for more information on the Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit Scheme.  For additional questions related to taxes, please reach out to your trusted CPA.


Stop Losing Heat Through Your Windows

Did you know that your home could be losing up to 50% of its heating or cooling energy through your windows? That means that even double-pane windows can be up to 10 times less energy efficient than your roof or insulated walls.
One surefire way to counteract this – and save money on energy bills – is to fit your windows with custom-made shutters.

How energy-efficient shutters work

 
1. Solar Heat Management             2. Heat Retention       3. Light Control
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Transform your windows from energy wasters to energy savers with American Wood Core shutters. During chilly winter days, open your shutter louvers to let in the sunlight. On scorching summer days, close them to keep a cool indoor temperature.      
Keeping your shutter louvers closed traps heat inside your home, preventing it from escaping through the windows. This is especially useful for those evenings when temperatures drop suddenly.
     
Shutters offer excellent control over the amount of natural light entering your home. Simply adjust the louvers to adjust your home's lighting, ensuring your space is as bright or as dim as you like.
 




















Energy-Efficient American Wood Core Shutters


Our American-made Wood Core shutters are made from a durable, waterproof polyvinyl exterior and wood cores within the stiles and rails. This adds extra stability and ramps up their insulation properties, ensuring they’re eligible for the Federal Energy Tax Credit scheme.

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Expertly Built, Stringently Tested

Our American Wood Core Shutters have undergone rigorous testing to meet the stringent standards required for the Federal Energy Tax Credit. What does this mean for you? Well, when you choose to insulate your windows with American Wood Core faux wood shutters, you’re eligible to receive a tax credit amounting to 30%, with a cap of $1200. These tax credits are applicable to all purchases delivered by December 31, 2023. To meet Federal Energy Tax Credit criteria, both the U factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) must be lower than 0.3. Our shutters not only meet but exceed these standards.

The U Factor

The U Factor measures the rate of heat transfer through a barrier. Typically, the walls of your home have a U factor of 0.06, whereas windows typically stand at 0.5. By installing American Wood Core Shutters, you can significantly lower your windows' U factor to under 0.3. This nearly triples the energy efficiency of a standard double-pane window. The result? A substantial reduction in heat loss through your windows which keeps your home the perfect temperature year-round.

SHGC

The Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) quantifies the solar energy that enters your home via the windows. It falls on a scale from 0 to 1, indicating the percentage of solar energy entering. Double-pane windows often have a high SHGC of 0.75, meaning that 75% of the sun's heat infiltrates your home. Wood Core Faux Wood Shutters, on the other hand, lower the SHGC to under 0.3. This translates to less than 30% of solar heat entering your home, effectively keeping your space cool and comfortable when direct sunlight hits during scorching summer days.

The Perks Don’t Stop There

American Wood Core Shutters are specifically manufactured for their energy efficiency, but they’re so much more than that:
-    Same look and feel as wooden shutters
-    100% waterproof and easy to clean
-    Durable and long-lasting
-    Low maintenance
-    Three-year guarantee 

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