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
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.
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.
Use the search below to find a qualified heat pump or heat pump water heater installer in your area plus rebates.
We provide information on how to obtain financing to help you pay for your home upgrades.
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.
Electrification means converting heating systems, equipment, or appliances to run on electricity, instead of using a fuel such as natural gas, propane, or gasoline.
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.
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.
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.
Electrification offers several potential benefits:
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).