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Climate Action and Resiliency

Climate Action and Resiliency Division

Now Its Time to Go All-Electric

All-electric homes that eliminate natural gas are safer, healthier, and more efficient, and reduce greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Energy efficient electric appliances can help lower your energy use, which can translate into savings on your energy bill.

Aim for Zero
Why not go all the way: create a “zero net energy” house. That’s when your house produces as much energy as it consumes, something not possible with mixed-fuel homes. In order to properly size
your solar system to offset 100 percent of your home’s energy usage, you must first consider your energy efficiency.

Here’s a Tip: Time-of-Use (TOU) billing allows your electric utility to charge more during peak demand periods. Understanding how and when you use energy allows you to shift your use to off-peak demand hours to save money.

• Air sealing and insulation minimize the effect of outside temperatures on indoor air
• LED lighting keeps your home cooler and saves energy
• Heat pump water heaters are up to four times more efficient than standard models
• Heat pump HVAC systems provide high efficiency heating and cooling
• Induction cooktops offer speed, energy efficiency, and greater safety
• Heatpump clothes dryer are 40-50 percent more efficient than gas dryers
• Solar PV systems let homeowners produce their own power
• Battery storage provides backup power during power outages and helps you save money