It was early December 2021 when Markian Feduschak was able to get a cold-climate heat pump installed in his home. His gas furnace was at the end of its life and had needed to be repaired on a few occasions – even failing to operate during a previous winter.
The estimate Markian received to replace the aging gas furnace was comparable to the cost of a cold-climate heat pump, but the heat pump installation required an upgrade to the home’s electric panel. Rebates available from Holy Cross Energy and Walking Mountains Science Center offset the increased costs of the electrical panel upgrade — making all the difference in his decision to remove the fossil fuel heating source.
Love Electric aims to accelerate the adoption of heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, and other efficient electric technologies in homes and businesses across Colorado, to lower consumer energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provide improved health, comfort and other benefits. Love Electric is an initiative of the Beneficial Electrification League of Colorado (BEL-CO).