Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Why your home should go all electric

Here’s an interesting article about why we need incentives to electrify homes. For a while it was thought to be better to use natural gas directly in the home vs using it to generate electricity with all the line losses. And the natural gas companies had lots of incentives to get people to switch from oil or propane, or even old heat pumps. 

But this article makes the case that we should be encouraging people to switch to heat pumps (in this climate, ground-sourced heat pumps are ideal). In the long run, this should make it easier to reduce our climate impact as the grid switches to renewables. 

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2018/6/20/17474124/electrification-natural-gas-furnace-heat-pump

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