November 01, 2022
This month, I offer you a website with detailed links that help you think through your options to save money, save the earth, and be prepared to adapt to climate change under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
The Rewiring America website (https://www.rewiringamerica.org) allows you to calculate what you can save by taking advantage of the many rebates and incentives in the IRA.
Congress passed this historic climate fighting bill in August 2022; many provisions go into effect beginning in January 2023. Low-income people qualify for free upgrades on many items. EVERYONE saves money. Remember, many of these improvements improve your physical health as well.
Here are some features found on the Rewiring America website (https://www.rewiringamerica.org) Some links found on the homepage:
1.Updated Energy Calculator: Allows you to put in your address and other household information to get a confidential estimate on your total savings if you take advantage of all the rebates and incentives in the IRA
2.Go Electric Guide: Easy to use because it is nicely organized by topic. Uses simple language and examples to explain all aspects of the benefits of moving your home to electric appliances, vehicles and other green upgrades, as supported by the IRA. Point-of-sale discounts mean low-income households may pay nothing for these upgrades. Others get rebates and tax incentives. EVERYONE SAVES MONEY.
3. The Savings Map: Looks at savings by state and county so you can see what your community will save.