On Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, Todd Recknagel, President of Mr. Handyman, International was in front of franchise owners at a mid-year meeting in Las Vegas, Nev. and shared the company's inclusion in the day's USA Today article Easy Steps Can Cut Winter Heating Bills. Recknagel discussed the 2009 Tax Credit and home owners' ability to receive a tax credit on products to increase your home's energy efficiency with USA Today Special Reporter Kathryn Canavan. Insulation is a great example of a product installed many years ago, which may have been damaged, and need replacing or additional insulation in the attic to further protect from heating loss.
The energy efficient tax credit covers 30% of the cost of insulation, up to $1,500 and is good through Dec. 31, 2010. To find out more about qualifying insulation, visit Energy Star's website and review the product FAQs.
While the tax credit does not include installation costs, Mr. Handyman can quickly complete several tasks to save homeowners hundreds in heating costs this winter. We employ professional technicians with more than 15 years of experience on average, who can perform a variety of jobs inside and outside your home or business.
During the meeting, Recknagel discussed the economy and used Christopher Walken's SNL sketch " Googly Eyes " to drive home the message of lessening fear for the things we can't control in a light-hearted manner.