Time running out for energy efficiency tax credit

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U.S. homeowners have less than one month to utilize a federal tax credit aimed at encouraging home energy efficiency.

The measure, created by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, allows for a credit of up to 10 percent – or $500 – of the cost of materials for certain home improvements completed before Jan. 1, The work includes installation of Energy Star windows, attic insulation or air duct sealing.