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Insulation Tax Credit

In August 2022, The Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law, providing $500 billion (!) in new spending and tax breaks aimed at increasing clean energy, decreasing healthcare costs, and raising tax revenues. This law had many far reaching effects, including a tax credit that allows homeowners who upgrade their attic insulation to receive a tax credit equal to 30% of their project cost or $1,200, whichever is less.
You can claim
of project cost
maximum amount credited
...on your 2023 tax return
This tax credit is effective for insulation products purchased and installed after January 1, 2023, and includes all of the most common insulation products and types (batt, blow-in, rigid boards, spray foam, cellulose, and fiberglass).

The tax credit aims to incentivize improving energy efficiency, so homeowners can receive the credit when improving the energy efficiency of insulation, windows, doors, and skylights as well as furnaces, boilers, and central air conditioning systems.

To be clear, we are not qualified or knowledgeable enough to provide tax advice, and you should consult with a Certified Public Accountant regarding the specifics of the Inflation Reduction Act before assuming the impact it will have on your taxes.

Between the increasing cost of energy, Critter Stop’s aggressive pricing structure, and the tax credit providing savings up to 30%, the ROI calculation for getting an insulation top-off service becomes a no-brainer for all but the newest homeowners. Give Critter Stop a call today and we can provide a free estimate!
Insulation Estimated ROI Calculation
(Data as of 7/23)
Average DFW Home Sq Footage
Estimated Avg. Annual Consumption (kWh)
$ / kWh
U.S. DoE Estimated Savings (%)
U.S. DoE Estimated Savings ($)
Avg. Insulation Top Off Price $ / Sq Ft (6")
Top Off Price For Avg DFW Home Sq Ft
(-) 2023 Tax Savings (30% of Cost)
Effective Cost for 1,862 Sq Ft Top Off
ROI (Including Tax Credit)
Disclaimer: This is not a guarantee in regards to energy reduction or savings. This calculation is an illustrative calculation of possible savings. Savings will vary based on countless factors, including the size and age of the structure, age and type of insulation in the walls, number and type of windows, type of foundation, amount of insulation currently in attic, building materials of the structure (brick vs siding), current energy usage, current HVAC system, etc.
Sources: U.S. Department of Energy, ENERGY STAR, Dallas Business Journal, and Energy Sage.
Our full calculation and exact sources can be found here.

Unfortunately, many websites discuss the recent tax credit in a sophisticated manner that is difficult to understand. In our view, the best reliable / government-backed layman explanation can be found here, with ENERGY STAR: (’




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Lee Gorman
Lee Gorman
13:50 21 Nov 22
I’d give a 10 star review if I could! We had a great experience with Critter Stop. Everyone I dealt was friendly, professional, and reassuring. Phillip was very helpful and knowledgeable about the work he was doing. He walked me around the entire house to make sure I saw and understood the services he provided. He was also really nice and answered all my questions — he is exactly the type of person that should be interacting with customers.I love the fact that they will come back for up to 1 year after installation if any problems occur — this shows me they stand behind their work.The owner was great too, he personally came to my house and walked me through their offering. I recommend critter stop to anyone and everyone!
Susan Casey
Susan Casey
14:53 15 Nov 22
Critter Stop is a fantastic business! Everyone involved is extremely professional and very easy to communicate with. Chisam, the owner, did a great job of explaining the process to get the squirrels out of my attic during the initial free estimate. The exclusion crew who did all of the initial work was fabulous. The crew consisted of Phillip, Nick and Corey who arrived promptly when they said they would. They are happy, positive employees. Everyone is very polite and patient in explaining their work and answering questions. They came back several times to check the traps and finish it off with the fogging. Lester was very good about following up to schedule each trap check with me, and the office staff who took care of the billing was very efficient. Critter Stop is a well run company with honest, trustworthy employees! Thank you to all of you who worked hard to make my attic critter free and for the peace of mind that you guarantee your work. Great to know I can call them if for some reason a squirrel figures out a way to get back in!
Karen Eckholdt
Karen Eckholdt
14:54 22 Sep 22
Critter Stop has made this project easy and extremely professional from start to finish! They are very detailed and competent from start to finish and know so much about their business. They made a problem easy for us and at a reasonable cost. We would be happy to recommend this company and their owners and staff to anyone.
Aaron Echols
Aaron Echols
13:51 03 Aug 22
The guys at Critter Stop responded quickly, were very friendly, and gave us an honest estimate of what we might need. They explained why some items on other quotes were or were not necessary. They communicated well to get us scheduled, and did the work well and quickly. Great service at a fair and competitive price.
Jacob Scribner
Jacob Scribner
19:23 27 Jul 22
Brandon and his other coworker Gavin came to install insulation in my attic. I am very grateful for the hard work and professionalism. My house feels a lot better with the insulation installed. 5 star review. Cory Leach was also very nice and helpful. He came to my house to do another job and was very attentive and professional. Thank you Corey and thank you Critter Stop for helping me.The owner very polite and helpful, I’m glad I found this company to help me.
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