To electrify is to replace power from burning fossil fuels with clean electricity from wind, solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy sources. As electrical technologies become more efficient, the US energy grid will be getting greener at the same time, thus lowering overall energy consumption and emissions despite increasing the demand for electricity.
Get Started on Electrifying
Connect with these publicly-available resources to get started on your journey to electrification.
Once you've weatherized to ensure your building isn't losing an excessive amount of energy from your heating and cooling system, you can replace both your air conditioner and your boiler with a single electricity-powered heat pump for year-round heating and cooling, air filtration, and dehumidification. They can be up to 4 times as efficient as combustion heating, which reduces operating costs on top of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
There is a variety of different types of heat pumps: for use in individual rooms, or for entire buildings, with or without ducts. There are also two kinds of technologies available: air-source and ground-source. To find out which is best for you, schedule a consult with MassSave. Then, get a quote from an installer, and consult with your electrician.
Look at what technologies you can electrify, like a heat pump dryer or a solar water heater. Mass Save offers rebates for battery-powered lawncare equipment such as lawn mowers, chainsaws, trimmers, and leaf blowers. Even if you rent your home, you can use induction cooktops instead of your gas stove. Try one out by borrowing for free from the Morse Institute Library’s Library of Things.