The purpose of this page is to point out hypothetical and real electrification scenarios that illustrate the scope and timing of projects that can be done in different kinds of living situations and income levels.
Do any of these hypothetical scenarios match your situation?
In its Go Electric Guide, Rewiring America provides five Case Studies to illustrate how different families might use the Inflation Reduction Act to Electrify their homes. (Note that rebates will not be available until 2024 and cost savings are estimates. Additional incentives from electricity providers and New Mexico are also available).
To see how each family electrified and how much it cost, note the page in the table below and click here to find it.
See how real people in Colorado have electrified.
Read these great LoveElectric examples to hear about advice, brands they picked and why they electrified.
- New 2300 ft2 Zero-fossil fuel house. Two Cold-Climate heat pumps hybrid ducted and ductless and smaller ducted; electric resistance back up. Heat pump water heater. Induction cooktop. Solar.
- Passive solar 2,730 ft2 Geothermal heat pump/electric backup, heat pump water heater, rooftop solar
- Affordable 1600 ft2 DOE Net Zero Energy Habitat for Humanity 4-bedroom house. Air-source heat pump (mini splits), heat pump water heater, induction cooktop, rooftop solar.
- 1190 ft2 Modest Mountain home designed and built by Solar Decathlon students. DOE Net-zero, passive solar, Cold-climate mini-split heat pumps, electric resistance backup, electric water heater, rooftop solar.
- Upgrade to 2670 ft2 two floor home. Heat pumps – ducted/non-ducted, planning induction cooktop. Xcel customers who used to be in the top 10% of energy consumers.
- Upgrade to 1600 ft2 home of Xcel customers. Heat pump system plus high efficiency gas furnace.
- Upgrade to 2160 ft2 home. New centrally ducted Cold-Climate heat pump system.