Many California homeowners are electrifying their homes and replacing gas appliances and systems that use fossil fuel. Not only is home electrification better for the environment, but many upgrades will run more efficiently, saving you money on operating costs. With more and more municipalities in the state passing natural gas bans, it’s smart to get ahead of the curve and go green at home now, so you can:
- Eliminate fossil fuel use
- Lower your home’s carbon footprint and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Save money with greater energy efficiency
- Take advantage of any local utility rebates and incentives
- Maximize the benefits of solar panel installation
It can be challenging to find the right contractor to handle most of your home electrification upgrades and green living projects. Still, with the Clean Energy Connection, you can quickly find qualified contractors that can handle all your electrification projects.
What Home Electrification Projects Are You Interested In?
There are many different ways you can electrify your home, including:
Battery storage allows homeowners with solar panels to lower energy bills when the panels are not producing by storing excess energy —and can also keep your home running during public safety power shutoff (PSPS) events.
Ducted heat pumps
Ducted electric heat pumps have both heating and cooling settings for year-round operation, are significantly more efficient than traditional heat and cooling systems, and run entirely on electricity.
Electric Vechicle Charging
Installing a dedicated 240v outlet will charge your electric vehicle faster, helping you avoid public EV charging. Plus, if your home has solar panels installed, you’ll be able to charge your EV with 100% clean (and free!) electricity.
Electric Panel Upgrades
The more appliances and systems you electrify in your home, the more critical it becomes to have an electrical panel to handle the load! Panel upgrades reduce the risk of fire and other safety hazards and help protect your appliances.
Heat pump water heaters
Heat pump water heaters are 2-3x more efficient than traditional gas water heaters, reducing your energy consumption and saving you money while providing enough hot water for your entire family.
Heat pump clothes dryers
Heat pump clothes dryers are more environmentally-friendly than gas-powered clothes dryers and more efficient than standard electric clothes dryers. Youou can save more than $200 in energy costs over the lifetime of your dryer.
As more municipalities ban new natural gas line installation, induction cooktops help homeowners switch from gas to electric to avoid the health and safety hazards of cooking with gas while offering a cooking experience far superior to regular coil electric stoves.
Smart home controls
Programmable or smart thermostats and other home controls help you stay comfortable while reducing energy waste. Using a smart thermostat for your HVAC system will help automate controls based on time of use or whether anyone’s home and can save as much as 10% in annual heating and cooling costs.
Solar photovoltaic panels
Solar panels offer free energy for your home, and there are many incentives that help homeowners reduce the upfront costs of installation. Solar panels produce 100% clean, renewable energy - great for homeowners making their homes all-electric.
Find the Right Electrification Contractor with the Clean Energy Connection
Asking, “How do I electrify my house?” Not every home contractor offering electrification services is the same, so it can be challenging to compare different companies to determine which one is the right fit.
With the Clean Energy Connection, finding a qualified company committed to clean energy initiatives is easy. Our online directory is free for both homeowners and contractors, and we vet every company in our directory to verify licensing. We also conduct periodic customer satisfaction surveys that ensure that we include only top-quality companies. The Clean Energy Connection is easy to filter, allowing you to search by specific electrification services, location, and more.
Our mission is simple: we want to make it easier for California homeowners to find local contractors who can help them electrify their homes and reduce energy use.
Get started today, and electrify your California home with a quality local company you can trust.