The gas vs. electric debate has been raging for decades, with each side having its pros and cons. Propane has been a staple in older homes, but electricity has become a favorite for upgrades and new construction. Here are a few reasons why you should also join the electric revolution.
1. No surprises on your energy bills
Electric appliances and systems are much more efficient than gas, meaning much more of the power they consume goes right into heating your food or lighting your home. Their fuel-burning counterparts, on the other hand, waste energy during combustion. That efficiency — and more stable electric prices — helps you to budget for your energy bills more accurately.
2. Reduced environmental footprint
Going electric is an excellent option if you want to be kinder to the planet. Though generating electricity does produce some greenhouse gases, it's much less than what's produced by burning fossil fuels, especially in your home.
The bright future for renewable energy sources means more clean, green electricity is on the horizon, and electrifying your home now better prepares you for an environmentally friendly future.
3. Safe, cleaner air
Gas appliances and systems can create indoor air pollutants by burning fossil fuels in your home. These pollutants, which include carbon dioxide, can potentially harm your family if they build up to dangerous levels. Electric appliances and equipment produce no on-site emissions, keeping you and your family safe.
4. Less required maintenance
Electric appliances and devices have fewer moving parts than their fuel-burning counterparts. Fewer things that can malfunction or break often mean fewer maintenance visits and less money spent on maintaining your home's systems and equipment.
The long lifespan of electric technologies also means you won't have to replace them as often, and you can save money with your efficient and reliable home and systems for many years to come.
Now you know how going electric can help create a healthy and sustainable life for your family while saving energy and money.