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Electric Wiring Incentive Details
Inflation Reduction Act Electric Wiring Rebate
The Inflation Reduction Act Rebate for electric wiring in Connecticut provides financial assistance to homeowners for electrical wiring upgrades. The rebate program has different coverage and eligibility criteria based on income levels. For low-income households (under 80 percent of the Area Median Income), the rebate covers 100 percent of electrical wiring costs, up to a maximum of $2,500. Moderate-income households (between 80 percent and 150 percent of the Area Median Income) are eligible for a rebate that covers 50 percent of electrical wiring costs, also up to $2,500.
Upgrading electrical wiring is an essential step for whole-home electrification, along with the installation of an electrical panel. Many electric appliances, such as EV chargers, induction stoves, heat pumps, and heat pump water heaters, require 240V connections instead of regular outlets. Therefore, it is recommended to install additional dedicated circuits and outlets during an electrical panel upgrade or any other electrification project in your home. This proactive approach ensures that when you need to replace a fossil fuel appliance in the future, the necessary circuit and wiring will already be in place, saving you money and time by avoiding the need to hire an electrician again.
Upgrading the electrical wiring in Connecticut homes can offer several advantages to homeowners, including:
- Compatibility with newer, energy-efficient appliances: Many modern appliances such as electric vehicles (EVs) and heat pumps require high voltage outlets, and upgrading electrical wiring can ensure that homes are compatible with these newer, more energy-efficient appliances.
- Increased home value: Upgrading electrical wiring can increase a home’s value, making it more attractive to potential buyers.
- Improved safety: Older electrical wiring may not meet current safety standards, and upgrading it can reduce the risk of electrical fires and other hazards.
- Energy savings: Upgraded electrical wiring can allow for the use of energy-efficient appliances, which can reduce energy costs over time.
- Environmental benefits: By using energy-efficient appliances, homeowners can reduce their carbon footprint and help mitigate the effects of climate change.
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Costs & Savings
$1500 - $0
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The average initial cost of upgrading electrical wiring, this can also vary depending on the scope of the project. According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost to upgrade electrical wiring in a home can range from $1,500 to $10,000 or more, depending on the size of the home, the number of electrical outlets and circuits, and other factors.
While upgrading electrical wiring may not have an immediate cost-saving impact, it plays a crucial role in enabling whole-home electrification. BBy facilitating the use of energy-efficient appliances that necessitate 240V connections—like EV chargers, induction stoves, and a majority of heat pumps and heat pump water heaters—updated electrical wiring plays a pivotal role in unlocking substantial lifetime energy cost savings. These cumulative savings can amount to thousands of dollars over the typical lifespan of a home’s electrical system, making electrical wiring an indispensable element of energy-efficient home upgrades.
Other Applicable Incentives
|IRA Electrification Rebate: $4000|
|Upfront Discount||50%-100% of Costs|
|Avg. Initial Cost||$1000-$5000|
Connecticut homeowners who qualify as low-income households can claim 100 percent of their electrical panel costs up to $4,000, while moderate-income households can claim 50 percent of their electrical panel costs up to $4,000 through the Electrification Rebates, which is subject to the availability of funding.
|IRA Tax Credit: 30% of Costs|
|25C Max Credit||$1200|
|25D Max Credit||Uncapped|
The 25C tax credit offers homeowners a 30% tax credit up to $600 annually for upgrading their electrical panel alongside other qualifying upgrades, while the 25D tax credit allows uncapped 30% tax credit for electrical panel upgrades when combined with rooftop solar installation.
A "Home Energy Solutions" Energy Audit is Your Best First Step.
Looking to maximize your Electric Wiring incentive/rebate and achieve optimal energy savings for your home? Look no further than a comprehensive Home Energy Solutions (H.E.S.) audit. By identifying areas of energy waste and recommending upgrades to enhance efficiency, a HES assessment is the logical first step in your energy savings journey. Plus, with the HES Score you receive, you'll be able to qualify for the best incentives available. Don't miss out on the opportunity to save energy and money - schedule your HES audit today and start your journey towards a more efficient home.
H.E.S. only costs you $50 out-of-pocket. It could be free-of charge if you qualify for Home Energy Solutions Income-Eligible (H.E.S.-IE).