Were you aware that the IRS provides tax credits to homeowners who make their homes more energy efficient? It's true! These tax credits can cover up to 30% of the cost of improvements and are what are known as "non-refundable" tax credits. That means that the credits can only be used to offset taxes that you owe, not get you a refund.
The good news is that even though you can't use the credits to get a refund, they can be carried forward indefinitely until you have used the full amount available to you.
The form for reporting these tax credits is
IRS form 5695
, the instructions for which you can read