Electrifying your home can make it safer and more comfortable, and reduce its environmental footprint.
About half of the homes in the U.S. use heating oil or natural gas for space heating, water heating, drying clothes or cooking. Over 40% of emissions are a result of decisions we make at home. Going all electric at home will play an important role in decarbonization efforts.
Home electrification means switching to electricity as the source of energy in all of the places we now use fossil fuels. Aside from the environmental benefits, there are also benefits for homeowners.
Burning fossil fuels in our homes creates dangerous gases that affect indoor air quality. Electrification eliminates indoor combustion. Plus, you'll appreciate how quiet, convenient and low-maintenance electric appliances are.
As more solar and wind are added to the grid, electric homes will create even less pollution. This means cleaner air and water for everyone.
So, how do we electrify our homes? If you heat your home with a natural gas furnace, you could replace it with a highly efficient electric heat pump. If you heat your water with natural gas, you'll switch to a heat pump water heater.
A gas range can be replaced by an electric or induction model. In place of a gas clothes dryer, you can have an electric dryer or a heat pump model.
Lawn and garden equipment can be corded or battery-operated electric versions. Driving an electric vehicle completes the process.
Adding solar panels plus storage reduces your carbon footprint even more. All of this can be done over time as appliances and equipment fail. And, incentives can be combined with future savings to help pay for these improvements.
Home electrification is the future. It can make living in your home and on the planet, better every day.