How Do I Electrify My Home?

How Do I Electrify My Home?

If your carbon footprint is important to you, you may know about the benefits of electrification. Home electrification can reduce average house emissions by 30-60%. For homes with Deep Green 100% renewable energy, electrification can eliminate virtually all emissions! A Bay Area study found that switching to all electric also saves money for the majority of homeowners.

Switching to all electric doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Here’s where you can start.

Which appliances can I swap for electric?

From smaller swaps like your gas cooktop to larger upgrades like heat pump space heating, you can swap out the following old appliances:

  • Gas cooktop: Replace your outdated gas cooktop with an electric or induction cooktop. Did you know that cooking with gas significantly increases the amount of harmful air particulates in your home?
  • Hot water heater: Upgrade your hot water heater with new tankless electric options or, better yet, a heat pump water heater. Tankless hot water heaters have the benefit of being on demand, so you’ll never run out of hot water again. Heat pump water heaters are even better because they use less energy and boast a longer life span than traditional electric options. This switch can save you around $330 per year.
  • HVAC: Heat pumps are also an option for your heating and cooling needs. These systems replace your furnace and AC unit and can noticeably increase the comfort of your home while lowering your monthly bills. Learn about the benefits from Cody Novini, a contractor who made the switch at home and couldn’t be happier.
  • Gas-fueled car: EVs are one of the biggest electric swaps you can make. Upgrading to an EV saves the average driver $650 per year and eliminates your transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions. Opt up to 100% renewable energy to power your home and car with totally clean energy.

How do I make the switch to electric appliances?

Now that you’re ready to make the switch, how do you get the most bang for your buck? The Switch Is On offers resources and a comprehensive database of rebates to help you navigate the transition to all electric. The Electrify This! podcast is another great resource, offering information and how-tos about making the switch. Or let local advocate Wei-Tai Kwok tell you about his electrification journey.

Ready to make the change today? See how MCE can help with rebates on EVs for income-qualifying drivers and heat pump water heating for contractors.

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