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Electrify Your Home or Building – Information and Resources

Electricity is healthier than “natural” gas. Using electricity to cook and heat improves indoor and outdoor air quality, which means families and co-workers will breath cleaner air and be sick less often. It also improves safety; electricity is not subject to explosions like “natural” gas. Additionally, when you electrify your home, you are reducing your carbon footprint and helping to ensure a livable climate for the next generation. It’s a win, win, win!

Why Choose Electric Appliances and Heating and Cooling Units?

Four reasons to choose electricity over “natural” gas or other fossil fuels:

  1. It’s healthier. When you eliminate “natural” gas, you have better indoor air quality for your family and co-workers, which means fewer respiratory illnesses and missed days of work and school.
  2. It’s safer. “Natural” gas explodes. In Massachusetts, over 30,000 people were displaced after “natural” gas exploded in 75 homes in Merrimack Valley in November, 2018.
  3. It’s better for the planet. “Natural” gas contains methane which is 86x more warming than carbon dioxide. By electrifying your home, you can play an active role in slowing climate change.
  4. It can save you money. Switching from propane, oil, or electric resistance to an all-electric heat pump could save you hundreds of dollars a year on your heating bill.

“Why we need healthy electric homes” — a video created by our partners at PSR Colorado

Massachusetts Resources — information and programs for low-cost heat pumps and more — energy audit, free LEDs, heat pump rebates and no interest loans — list of certified air-source and ground-source heat pump installers and rebates — air-source heat pump buying guide, and more

Why Electricity Is Better Than Natural Gas In Your Home — video by Bruce Nilles

Health Effects from Gas Stove Pollution — report co-authored by PSR documenting dangerous levels of indoor air pollution from gas stoves

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