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Installing an Energy Star-Approved Appliance

DIY Questions and Answer January 18, 2016 Sonia

Q: Can I install an Energy Star-approved appliance myself and still qualify for the U.S. Federal tax credit?

A: Yes, you can install the eligible product yourself and are not required to hire a professional contractor to handle the job. However, while many of the energy tax credits allow the cost of installation/labor to be included in the eligible amount, if you install the product on your own then you cannot claim a labor charge for the installation.