Normally the word “tax” doesn’t do much to create a warm, cozy feeling. But when it’s paired with the word “credit” and a dollar for dollar tax savings on a new, energy efficient wood, pellet or gas stove, it kind of warms you up all over.
“It’s the first time in hearth industry history that the federal government has offered a tax credit,” said Casey Kish, co-owner of Sierra Home Alternatives in Placerville. “Hundreds and hundreds of people have taken advantage of it and this is the most economical time to replace an old wood, pellet or gas stove and see a return on it.”
When it comes to home improvement small changes can make a big difference.
Imagine giving a room a whole new look simply by swapping out that old oil painting with a custom designed mirror. Or you could try replacing a grimy shower door with a new, stylish door.
Want to go a little more extreme? Consider brightening the eyes of your home with new windows.
When John Conforti founded his namesake plumbing company in 1978 he never imagined that plumbers would one day inspect the insides of a stubborn clogged drain on a TV screen, like something from an episode of “CSI Placerville.”
“It totally matters what’s down there,” said Wayne Lebel, who along with long-time accountant Jan Zygalinski and veteran plumber Marvin “Nick” Collins bought the business in 2004. “If we’re looking at grease or hair its one thing; if there’s a hard blockage we’ll go a different route.”