PAPGA Guides Pennsylvanians on Tax Credits & Energy Efficiency

For more information, contact:
Shelby L. Metzger

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association has created a new web page designed to centralize the best consumer information on Federal Tax Credits and State Rebates.

Links include Pennsylvania-specific examples of Energy Star appliance installations, Five Simple Steps to improving Energy Efficiency, plus an easy method of finding an installation expert in your community.

“We understand that people are extremely busy,” said Shelby Metzger, Executive Director of PAPGA. “We want to help Pennsylvanians get quick and accurate information while they are researching these incentives so that they can make the best decision for their family.”

The Federal Government recently announced an extension to the Energy Efficiency Tax Credit Legislation signed in to law this past February. The deadline, which was previously set for December 31, 2009, has been extended to December 31, 2010. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 offers energy efficient tax credits for 30 percent (up to $1,500) of the total cost of qualified Energy Star appliance installations. Tax Credits, unlike Tax Deductions, can reduce tax liability dollar for dollar. Deductions reduce only taxable income.

In Pennsylvania, residents are also eligible for a Keystone HELP Energy Efficiency Loan and Rebate Program if they purchase an Energy Star appliance. The rebate is equal to 10 percent of the cost of purchase and installation, with a maximum rebate of $250.

To view this information, log on to and click on the ‘Pennsylvania Guide to Energy Efficiency’.

The Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association is a member-focused trade association providing services that communicate, educate and promote the propane industry in Pennsylvania. The association was formed in 1947 to offer opportunities to learn through training and networking with peers, and to aid with legislative issues that contribute to operating a safe and successful industry. For more information, log on to

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PAPGA Guides Pennsylvanians on Tax Credits & Energy Efficiency