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Michigan Carpenter Saves on Home Repairs Through Inflation Reduction Act Tax Credits
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Michigan Carpenter Saves on Home Repairs Through Inflation Reduction Act Tax Credits

A Michigan homeowner details how the Inflation Reduction Act is helping her modernize her 100-year-old home.

Marian Baker, apprentice carpenter with Carpenters Local 1004
Lansing, Michigan

Marian Baker’s career as a union carpenter enabled her to buy her first home in 2022, a fixer-upper in need of new appliances. With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, homeowners such as Marian can take advantage of tax credits and rebates to make energy efficient home improvements at low to no cost. These home improvements, from heat pumps to induction stoves to insulation, are simultaneously reducing Americans’ monthly energy costs and household carbon emissions.

Marian Baker

Marian Baker pictured in February 2022. (Photo credit: Jose Sanchez)

Based on the promises of the Inflation Reduction Act, not only have investments already been made in projects slated to create work for carpenters like me, but I also am depending on it to pay for necessary projects in my home. I am very excited about the Inflation Reduction Act’s High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Act (HEEHRA) program, as I just bought a 100-year-old house last year that needed a lot of work. I badly need an electrical panel upgrade, especially after choosing to switch from a gas to an induction-powered stove. The HEEHRA program will allow me to perform this upgrade at no cost! Marian Baker

With $8.8 billion in home improvement rebates available through the Inflation Reduction Act, homeowners across the nation can reduce their energy bills, contribute to lowering carbon emissions, and save thousands of dollars on such upgrades.

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