Electrical Panel

IRA Rebate

Save Up To $0

25C Tax Credit

Save Up To $0

25D Tax Credit

Save Up To 0%

2024 Electrical Panel Rebates

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Inflation Reduction Act Electrical Panel Rebate

Low-income households (under 80 percent of Area Median Income) can receive 100 percent coverage of their electrical panel costs up to $4,000, while moderate-income households (between 80 percent and 150 percent of Area Median Income) can receive 50 percent coverage up to $4,000. The maximum rebate amount for an electrical panel upgrade is $4,000, regardless of income level.Β The rebate programs may only be available for a limited time, as they are subject to funding from Congress. Once the initial funding is exhausted, the programs will end.

Tax Credits

Two Inflation Reduction Act tax credits are available for Electrical Panel upgrades, however you cannot combine the two credits so it is best to evaluate which one fits the project best.

The 25C tax credit offers homeowners a 30% tax credit for upgrading their electrical panel, capped at $600 per year. However, this credit is only available if the upgrade is done in conjunction with another qualifying upgrade covered by 25C, such as a heat pump or heat pump water heater. Homeowners can benefit from this tax credit, which resets each tax year, making it available for additional projects. The total 25C tax credits available across panel upgrades and all weatherization projects are capped at $1,200 per year. Heat pumps and heat pump water heaters have a separate 25C cap of $2,000 per year. It's important to note that the tax credits for an electrical panel upgrade can only be claimed if the upgrade is done in conjunction with another upgrade covered by 25C or 25D. Moreover, in situations where both 25C and 25D apply for a panel upgrade (e.g., if you're upgrading your panel in conjunction with both a heat pump and rooftop solar), the two credits cannot be combined. Homeowners can take advantage of the 25C tax credit to upgrade their electrical panel and improve their home's energy efficiency. As always, it's best to check with a tax professional or the IRS for the most up-to-date information on tax credits.

The 25D tax credit offers homeowners an uncapped tax credit of 30% for upgrading their electrical panel, provided that it's done in conjunction with the installation of rooftop solar. This tax credit provides an excellent opportunity for homeowners to improve their home's energy efficiency and reduce their energy costs. Similar to the 25C tax credit, the tax credits for an electrical panel upgrade can only be claimed if the upgrade is done in conjunction with another upgrade covered by 25C or 25D. If a panel upgrade is eligible for both 25C and 25D tax credits (e.g., if you're upgrading your panel in conjunction with both a heat pump and rooftop solar), you cannot combine the two credits. It's worth noting that tax credits can be subject to change, and homeowners should always check with a tax professional or the IRS for the most up-to-date information. Nonetheless, the 25D tax credit offers homeowners an excellent opportunity to improve their home's energy efficiency and take advantage of tax credits while doing so.

The Advantages

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Upgrading to a modern electrical panel can provide several advantages for homeowners in Connecticut. It enables you to keep up with modern technological demands, such as the use of smart home devices, electric vehicles, and high-powered appliances and is often a required first step for more advanced electrical upgrades such as in-home electric vehicle chargers.

Additional benefits of an electric panel upgrade may include

  1. Increased safety: Older electrical panels may not meet current safety standards and can be a fire hazard. Modern panels have safety features such as circuit breakers that automatically shut off power in the event of a short circuit or overload.
  2. Improved functionality: Modern electrical panels can provide more power and better distribution of electricity throughout the home, allowing for the use of more appliances and electronic devices without the risk of overloading the system.
  3. Energy efficiency: Modern panels can also help to reduce energy costs by allowing for more efficient use of electricity, as well as the ability to integrate with renewable energy systems such as solar panels.
  4. Increased home value: Upgrading to a modern electrical panel can increase the value of a home and make it more attractive to potential buyers, especially if the old panel was outdated or unsafe.

Overall, upgrading to a modern electrical panel can provide homeowners with a safer, more efficient, and more functional electrical system, which can ultimately improve the quality of life and value of their home.

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Costs & Savings

Averarge Cost

$1000 - $0

(Without Rebate)
Upgrade Lifespan

20 - 0

(In Years)

The cost of upgrading an electrical panel can vary depending on several factors, such as the size and complexity of the system, the location, and the type of upgrade required. On average, the cost of upgrading an electrical panel can range from $1,000 to $4,000 or more. However, there are several factors that can impact the cost. If the existing electrical panel is outdated or unsafe, it may require additional work to bring it up to code before upgrading it. This could include rewiring or replacing outdated components, which could significantly increase the cost of the upgrade. Additionally, if you choose to upgrade to a smart panel, the cost may be higher due to the added technology and features included in the panel. On average, the cost of a smart panel can range from $1,500 to $5,000 or more, depending on the brand, size, and features of the panel.

Upgrading an electrical panel is an enabling technology that can allow homeowners to take advantage of modern energy-efficient appliances and systems, such as solar panels, electric vehicle chargers, and smart home technologies. By upgrading to a modern electrical panel, homeowners can ensure that their home is equipped to handle the power demands of these new technologies, and optimize their energy use to achieve significant long-term savings. Additionally, upgrading an electrical panel can improve the safety of the home and increase its overall value, making it a worthwhile investment for homeowners looking to modernize and improve their homes.

A "Home Energy Solutions" Energy Audit is Your Best First Step.

Looking to maximize your Electrical Panel 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 $75 out-of-pocket. It could be free-of charge if you qualify for Home Energy Solutions Income-Eligible (H.E.S.-IE).

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Average 1st Year Savings

Insulation

Rebate: $1.70 per Square Foot
Max Rebate N/A
Avg. Lifetime Savings $4000
Avg. Lifespan (Years) 20 - 50
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Triple Pane Window

Rebate: $100 per Unit
Max Rebate N/A
Avg. Lifetime Savings $10000
Avg. Lifespan (Years) 20 - 30
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Ground Source Heat Pump

Rebate: $1250 per Ton
Max Rebate $15000
Avg. Lifetime Savings $50000
Avg. Lifespan (Years) 25 - 50
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Smart Thermostat

Rebate: $85 per Unit
Max Rebate N/A
Avg. Lifetime Savings $565
Avg. Lifespan (Years) 9 - 10
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Tankless Gas Water Heater

Rebate: $300 per Unit
Max Rebate N/A
Avg. Lifetime Savings $2000
Avg. Lifespan (Years) 18 - 20
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Natural Gas Furnace

Rebate: $650 per Unit
Max Rebate $650
Avg. Lifetime Savings $1550
Avg. Lifespan (Years) 18 - 20
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Natural Gas Boiler

Rebate: $750 per Unit
Max Rebate $750
Avg. Lifetime Savings $20000
Avg. Lifespan (Years) 18 - 20
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Heat Pump Water Heater

Rebate: $750 per Unit
Max Rebate $750
Avg. Lifetime Savings $4000
Avg. Lifespan (Years) 10 - 12
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Gas Condensing Water Heater

Rebate: $300 per Unit
Max Rebate $300
Avg. Lifetime Savings $1500
Avg. Lifespan (Years) 10 - 11
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Boiler Circulator Pump

Rebate: $35 per Unit
Max Rebate $35
Avg. Lifetime Savings $4800
Avg. Lifespan (Years) 10 - 15
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Air Source Heat Pump

Rebate: $1250 per Ton
Max Rebate $15000
Avg. Lifetime Savings $15000
Avg. Lifespan (Years) 15 - 20
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