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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
GreenEnergyConsumers.org — information and programs for low-cost heat pumps and more
MassSave.com — energy audit, free LEDs, heat pump rebates and no interest loans
MassCEC.com — list of certified air-source and ground-source heat pump installers and rebates
NEEP.org — 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 — new report co-authored by PSR documenting dangerous levels of indoor air pollution from gas stoves