5 Problems All-Electric Homes Can Solve

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What might surprise you is that people choose home electrification to solve all kinds of issues, some more obvious than others. Here are five common home problems that electrification and home performance upgrades can solve.

Problem #1: My home isn’t very environmentally friendly.

Many homeowners across the country are concerned that their homes contribute to climate change and global warming. Any system or appliance that burns fossil fuels can produce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases while generating heat or cooking food.

Home Electrification & Clean Energy Solutions:

Switching from gas to electric can make a dramatic difference in the carbon footprint of your home.

  • Heating and cooling your home with a ducted heat pump or mini-splits
  • Heating your water with an electric heat pump water heater
  • Drying your clothes with an electric heat pump clothes dryer
  • Cooking with an electric induction stove

Problem #2: I don’t like relying on my public utility companies.

Not only are homeowners worried about the rising cost of electricity, but they don’t want to run the risk of losing power in their homes during increasingly common PSPS events (public safety power shutoffs).

Home Electrification & Clean Energy Solutions:

  • Installing solar PV panels on your home to generate free electricity
  • Adding solar battery backup to avoid expensive time-of-use utility rates and power your home during outages.
  • Adding solar battery storage to become more energy independent.

Problem #3: I’m worried that the air in my home is unhealthy.

Gas appliances in your home can produce PM2.5, carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and many other harmful air pollutants. Homes with gas stoves have between 50% to 400% higher levels of NO2 than homes with electric stoves. These air pollutants can make you and your family sick and lead to serious long-term health issues.

Home Electrification & Clean Energy Solutions:

  • Replace any combustion heating system (including furnaces, boilers, water heaters, and clothes dryers) with electric heat pump models
  • Replace gas stoves with induction cooktop models
  • Install mechanical fresh air systems to improve indoor air quality
  • Air seal your home to keep outdoor air pollutants out

Problem #4: I pay too much to heat, cool, and power my home.

Upgrading to electric alternatives to systems and appliances in your home isn’t a guarantee that you’ll immediately save money, even if most all-electric models are more energy-efficient than their combustion counterparts. But combining home electrification upgrades with solar installation means you’ll be able to power more or all of your home—and even your electric vehicle—with free solar energy.

Home Electrification & Clean Energy Solutions:

  • Upgrade to ducted heat pumps, ductless mini-splits, heat pump water heaters, and heat pump clothes dryers
  • Replace your stove with an induction model
  • Install solar panels
  • Add solar battery storage to save excess energy for use at night or on cloudy days
  • Add an EV charger to your home

Problem #5: My home wastes too much energy.

Even if your home is all-electric, it can still be very energy inefficient. Poor insulation and air leaks in your home can waste lots of energy, but energy waste is often due to inefficient and poorly maintained appliances and HVAC systems. Luckily, many upgrades will not only improve energy efficiency, but they’ll also make your home more comfortable and healthy.

Home Electrification & Clean Energy Solutions:

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