Go Electric

Choosing electricity as a fuel for buildings, vehicles and tools can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants that are harmful to both people and the planet. Learn more about electric options for landscaping tools and home heating below. Learn more about electric vehicles on the "Shift your ride" page

The 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) directs $500 billion towards accelerating clean energy investments and reducing carbon emissions, in addition to other healthcare and tax investments. The suite of buildings-related rebates and incentives under the IRA will support electrification and efficiency, with a special focus on low-income households. Households will be able to take advantage of a range of upfront rebates and tax credits towards energy efficient electric appliances and energy efficiency improvements in their homes.

Tax credits are available now and rebates are coming soon! 

Graphic showing tax credits for Inflation Reduction Act

US Department of Energy's Clean Energy Tax Credit website

Washington State Department of Commerce - Home Energy Rebates from the IRA

Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit: If you make qualified energy-efficient improvements to your home after Jan. 1, 2023, you may qualify for a tax credit up to $3,200. You can claim the credit for improvements made through 2032.

Residential Clean Energy Credit: If you invest in renewable energy for your home such as solar, wind, geothermal, fuel cells or battery storage technology, you may qualify for an annual residential clean energy tax credit.

Credits for New Clean Vehicles Purchased in 2023 or After: If you place in service a new plug-in electric vehicle (EV) or fuel cell vehicle (FCV) in 2023 or after, you may qualify for a clean vehicle tax credit. Find information on credits for used clean vehicles, qualified commercial clean vehicles, and new plug-in EVs purchased before 2023.

Future rebates: The High Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Act (HEEHRA), includes $4.5 billion in direct rebates for low- and moderate-income households that install new, efficient electric appliances. 

The State Energy Office will receive federal funding to develop a new high efficiency electric home rebate program. This new program will allow rebates at the point of sale for income-eligible consumers on a range of highly efficient electric equipment and electrification projects, including:

  • Heat pumps for space and water heating
  • Heat pump dryers
  • Electric stoves, cooktop range, or oven (includes induction)
  • Electric load service center upgrade
  • Insulation, air sealing, and ventilation
  • Electric wiring

Current Status: The DOE is expected to release funds to states in late 2023 or early 2024. Rebates are expected to be available in 2024. Commerce expects to combine this funding with additional funding allocated by the state legislature for the 2023-2025 biennium. Learn more