The days of gas in our homes are numbered.
We’re being contacted by more and more people keen to take the next step in their sustainable home journey – ditching gas.
A growing awareness of the emissions from gas production and delivery are fuelling huge interest in the all-electric home.
Australians are also becoming more concerned about the health impacts of using gas for cooking and heating, especially in poorly-ventilated homes. And rising prices for gas mean the days of it being a cheap energy source are over.
If you’re already generating your own energy via rooftop solar, the logic of going all-electric is especially compelling.
Big gains in the efficiency of electric appliances sweeten the deal even further.
This recent Environment Victoria report provides plenty of compelling evidence – including estimates that an efficient all-electric home can knock two full years off a home loan if energy bill savings are put onto a mortgage.
If you’re still not convinced, check out the research done by Rewiring Australia founder Saul Griffith on the enormous environmental and financial benefits of electrification via renewables.
So how will you kick off your all-electric journey?
Understanding your home energy use is a crucial first step – you might upgrade to an induction cooktop, or invest in a split system for your heating and cooling – whatever your plan and budget, electrifying your home is a win not only for you, but also for your community and our environment.
The future is electric – let’s make it happen!