November 17, 2022
If you home has an unsafe electrical panel (e.g. a Federal Pacific Electric or Zinsco) or you'd like to future-proof your home for more electrical appliances (e.g. an induction stove, heat pump water heater, and/or a heat pump HVAC system) and have insufficient capacity, you may need an electrical service or panel upgrade.
To help offset the cost of this upgrade, the IRS provides an Energy Efficient Home Improvement Federal Tax Credit (25C) that cover 30% of costs, including labor, up to $600.
Several California utilities also provide rebates to offset upgrade costs. In most cases, these rebates require the new panel to be 200A or greater and for specific qualified electrical appliances to be installed along with the panel upgrade.