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Electrification can seem like a big undertaking, requiring renovations and running new electrical lines. You can start small and electrify individual appliances over time as they make sense. There are also many electric alternatives that do not require major renovations. Here are a few things you can do immediately to prepare for electrification and transition appliances.
Have an assessor come to your home to conduct a personal, detailed analysis about your home and its energy asset. They will provide you with a score, facts about your home, its estimated energy consumption and customized recommendations. As of recently, assessors can also provide electrification feasibility analysis while they are at your home. Having a greater understanding of energy use and electrification feasibility is a great first step towards energy efficiency and electrification. BayREN provides a $200 rebate for this process.
Reduce energy use in your home through energy efficiency measures of sealing building envelopes, improving insulation and switching to efficient appliances. Learn more at Sustainable Home: Energy Efficiency.
Purchase a portable induction cooktop to benefit from reduced air pollution immediately. Instead of using your gas oven, use a countertop plug in toaster oven for smaller batches.
Purchase portable electric space heaters for your home and heat only the portion of your home that you are using.
There are many options and considerations when electrifying gas appliances. Some options may require more preparation and renovation compared to others. Different options are also better suited for different needs. Taking the time to explore this website and additional resources now will prepare you to begin planning for electrification when the time is right.
Speak with an electrician to about your current panel capacity and determine if you will need a panel upgrade for future electrification projects.
If you are planning a renovation in your home in the near future, consider what you might be able to electrify, especially if you plan on replacing appliances. If you are not replacing any appliances yet, consider installing the necessary 240V outlets around the your stove, water heater, and dryer. Then when the gas appliance breaks down, you can replace it with an electric one.
If you are currently planning for solar in your home, speak to your solar company about electrification plans and have them include potential increase in energy demand for sizing your system.
Great opportunity to plan for electrification and increase resiliency. Learn more about installing solar from AMP.
Reduce pollution from transportation and reduce lifetime cost of driving. Check out rebates and more information available from AMP.
AMP provides a wide variety of rebates and incentives to help you switch to electric.
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