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Begin a Relationship with Electric

Are you curious about how to make your home more efficient, healthy, and sustainable? We can start with providing some basic information about the efficient electric technologies involved. The three major areas to consider “loving electric” are: 

  • Heating & Cooling

  • Hot Water

  • Cooking

In addition to these three, you should consider adding solar PV to your home, which reduces your electricity costs, making the new electric technologies more economical, while also reducing your home’s carbon emissions.  In the case of heating and cooling, it is important to start with making sure your home is well-insulated and sealed, and we provide some resources for making these basic efficiency improvements if needed.


How to Get Started

  • STEP 1: Determine What You Need

    After the introductions to the electric technologies, we move on to discussing some of the best applications (e.g., when do heat pumps make the most sense), possible challenges, and the economics involved (required investments and energy cost savings).

    Refer to the three major areas – heating and cooling, hot water, and cooking, using the links below. 

  • STEP 2: Find an Installer

    Use the search below to find a qualified heat pump or heat pump water heater installer in your area plus rebates.

  • STEP 3: Get Financing

    We provide information on how to obtain financing to help you pay for your home upgrades. 


FOR HEATING & COOLING

 Air Source Heat Pumps

What are they and how they can help heat & cool your home.

FOR HOT WATER

Hot Water Heat Pumps

How they integrate with a heat pump and work to heat water water. 

FOR COOKING

Induction Cooktops

What are they and how can they decrease your carbon footprint? 

Common Questions

Does induction cooking work as well as cooking with gas?

Yes, and induction actually heats up food or boils water more quickly than with gas or propane cooking. And with induction, it is easy to control simmering.

What is electrification?

Electrification means converting heating systems, equipment, or appliances to run on electricity, instead of using a fuel such as natural gas, propane, or gasoline.

What are the most common types or examples of electrification?

Electric cars are one example. In the home, you can electrify your heating by switching from natural gas or propane to an efficient electric heat pump. You can also switch your hot water heater from natural gas or propane to a heat pump water heater. And for cooking, you can switch your gas stove to an induction cooktop/electric range.

What size heat pump water heater do I need?

You need the same size as for a conventional water heater. For a home with two occupants, you should choose a 40 or 50-gallon unit. For 2-4 people, you should choose a 66-gallon unit; and for more than 4 people, a 75 or 80-gallon unit.

What kinds of pans can you use on an induction cooktop?

The cookware must contain iron (cast iron or some types of stainless steel) or have a layer of material with magnetic properties. Some types of stainless steel do not work – for example, if it is a blend of aluminum and stainless steel, or if the nickel content of the stainless steel is too high.

What are the benefits of electrification?

Electrification offers several potential benefits:

  • Reduced emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants
  • Reduced fuel costs
  • Improved health and safety
  • Improved performance of the electric system or equipment.
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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).

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