Uncategorized February 28, 2024

Should you convert your home from gas to electric?

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Gas furnaces may be the most common way to heat a home, but they aren’t always the most efficient way. Converting from a gas furnace to an electric heat pump is an efficient way to make your home feel great and boost your indoor air quality. Heat pumps are not just for the cooler months. They also provide high-efficiency cooling when the weather warms  up and they control indoor humidity for optimal year-round comfort. Unlike furnaces, heat pumps don’t burn fuel to generate heat. They use refrigeration technology to achieve your climate goals. 

Benefits of switching to electric

There’s no doubt that electric heating and cooling options offer a range of benefits. Let’s explore the benefits to help you decide whether you should convert your home from gas to electric. 

Energy Efficiency

One of the greatest benefits of converting your home from gas to electric is that you can greatly reduce your utility bills. Electric heating systems often boast higher energy efficiency, resulting in lower utility bills. Compared to using a gas furnace, a heat pump can lower your energy costs by at least 50%. 

Better Indoor Air Quality 

Pollutants released when a gas furnace is turned on can worsen asthma and allergy symptoms and cause respiratory problems. Converting from gas to electric helps eliminate those indoor pollutants. 

Reduce Energy Consumption

Many people are concerned about their household’s energy use and how it impacts the environment. One of the top benefits of an electric heating system is its environmental friendliness. High-efficiency heating systems use 30-50% less power to heat a house. This means your home will use fewer fossil fuels and emit less carbon dioxide. 

Why Choose Parrish Services?

If you’re looking to electrify your home, Parrish Services is here to help. It’s important to hire certified professionals who are experienced in installing electric HVAC systems, as they will know how to best optimize your system to maximize efficiency. For more information on the benefits of home electrification or to schedule any heating, cooling, plumbing or electrical service in the Northern Virginia area, contact us today. 

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