August 8, 2023
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Are you looking for a way to reduce your carbon footprint and do something great for the environment? Look no further than electrifying your home. Clean, sustainable energy is a possibility, and our team at Climate Control is committed to helping the environment through electrification.

What is electrification?

Did you know that heat pumps can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 39 to 53% over a 15-year period and reduce 20-year global warming potential by 53 to 67% when compared to a gas furnace (1)? When it comes to heating and cooling your home, you can make a big difference. By replacing fossil fuel or natural gas burning equipment with electric equipment, such as an efficient Carrier heat pump or ductless unit, you can help minimize your carbon footprint and help conserve Earth’s natural resources.

Gas furnaces and water heaters are the largest carbon emitters in most homes. But gas stoves, fireplaces, barbecues, and gas-powered lawn tools can also contribute to carbon emissions. All these devices can be replaced with zero-emissions electric alternatives! They perform better, are usually safer, and are usually cheaper to use. According to an EIA 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey from the U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. EPA, an average U.S. household spends over $4,000 per year on energy expenses for electricity, gasoline, and natural gas. electrifying, people can save $1,000 per year in energy expenses and produce zero emissions.
Using fossil fuels for energy is one of the largest contributors to the current climate crisis. Clean electricity that is powered by renewable energy and high-performance electric products can cut carbon emissions and help prevent some of the most devastating effects of climate change.

How we can help:

Our team at Climate Control knows and understands the inner workings of electrification and is glad to be a resource for people wanting to learn more about how they can go electric with a high-efficiency heat pump, ductless heat pump, air conditioner, or electric furnace. We can also accomplish this with a dual-fuel system, heat pump, and gas furnace. 

The U.S. government passed the Inflation Reduction Act in 2022, which covered a wide range of plans. One specific area of focus is the HVAC industry and includes incentives for the installation of high-efficiency home and cooling products. Through the act, there are state rebates and tax credits available for people who choose to go electric. We work with Electrify Now to electrify your home, eliminate the burning of fossil fuels, and help create zero carbon emissions.

Each home is unique! That’s why we work to find the right system that works for your long-term needs, including your environmental, budget and lifestyle goals. With our experience in the heating and cooling industry, we can find a solution that works for you and your budget. We can also help you navigate rebates and tax credits for you to take advantage of, which helps reduce the cost of a new system.

Call our experts to learn more about electrification and how it can benefit your home and the environment!

 1. UCDavis Western Cooling Efficiency Center

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