My state individual state income tax has a provision for a deduction for investments in energy saving expeditures. The form includes a description of expeditures which qualify due to their end result of limiting energy consumption. Interestingly, the instructions include a statement which makes DIYC type switching seem to qualify. Here is a quote from the form:
What are some examples of a capital investment that I can make to a building that will qualify for the energy conservation credit?
In order to qualify for this credit, your investment has to be made to the building itself. The following investments qualify for the energy conservation credit. This list is not intended to be an all inclusive list, but a guideline to assist you in determining if your investment qualifi es.
â€¢ Caulking and weather stripping of an existing structure
â€¢ Insulating exterior doors of an existing structure
â€¢ Insulation in the fl oors, walls, ceilings and roofs of existing buildings
â€¢ Installing a programmable thermostat
â€¢ Replacing incandescent light fi xtures with light fi xtures of a more effi cient type, such as those with electronic ballast and compact or linear fl uorescent lamps
â€¢ Installing lighting controls with cut-off switches that permit the selective use of lights
â€¢ The installation of devices that limit the fl ow of hot water from shower heads and lavatories
â€¢ Insulation in the fl oors, walls, ceilings and roofs of a new building to the extent exceed the requirements of the 2003 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) with amendments.
â€¢ Insulation of pipes and ducts located in non-heated areas and of hot water heaters and tanks.
Anyone think this "qualifies"?