Benefits of an All-Electric Home – For You and the Planet
The scientific evidence and data are overwhelming—using electricity to power your home rather than carbon-emitting fossil fuels provides many benefits. To name a few, it makes for a healthier, safer, more resilient home, and planet.
Electricity is the only source of energy that can be generated by renewable resources like solar, wind and geothermal. The more of the power from renewable resources added to the grid through suppliers like Central Coast Community Energy, the more we can begin to wean ourselves off the burning of fossil fuels that add to global warming.
Today, there are cost-effective options to replace appliances and mechanical systems that operate by burning fossil fuels with their electric counterparts—everything from cooktops and ovens to furnaces, water heaters and tools for landscape maintenance. And there are a host of benefits that come with switching to an all-electric home. Here are some of the highlights:
- Electric appliances are now three to five times more energy-efficient than those powered by gas.
- Advances in the technologies behind electric appliances and systems continue to make them quieter, more accessible and more affordable than ever.
- Switching to an all-electric home may save money on your energy bills. And we all want to save money these days.
- The safety factor with electric options is an important consideration. Gas appliances like stoves and water heaters can release toxic pollutants and greenhouse gases into the environment, and into your home. Heat pump water heaters, heat pump dryers, HVAC heat pumps and electric induction cooktops are highly energy efficient and do not involve burning fossil fuels.
- They improve air quality—indoors and outdoors—by eliminating pollutants generated by burning fossil fuels.
- Unlike gas-fueled options, an electric water heater or furnace doesn’t emit carbon monoxide which can be a real danger.
- Using electricity makes it a lot easier to off-set your energy use with onsite solar. And with major advancements in battery storage, you’ll have clean energy around-the-clock.
- If you’re concerned about your impact on the environment and global warming, switching to an all-electric home can take that load off your mind.
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