Reducing the use of fossil fuels in your home is a great way to make an environmental impact while increasing the health and safety of your home. Electrification is the process of moving from fossil-fuel appliances to electric counterparts, resulting in an immediate reduction of carbon emissions using grid electricity. Further carbon reductions can be achieved with rooftop solar, community solar or other renewable electricity sources.
Your comfort, indoor air quality and energy savings are our priorities. We’ve developed a process to tailor a solution for your home:
- Energy Audit: A holistic assessment of the building envelope and energy use
- HVAC Load Calculation (Manual J): Determines the appropriate size for heat pump(s)
- Electrification Roadmap: Recommendations for insulation, HVAC, water heating and related items to achieve your electrification goals. Includes a timeline and recommended phases if the work would be completed over time.
Maryland residents can take advantage of rebates on insulation and air sealing as part of the EmPOWER Maryland home performance program. The Inflation Reduction Act provides homeowners with tax credits for efficiency upgrades, heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, induction stoves and others.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will a heat pump be able to keep up in the coldest weather?
A: Yes, when properly sized. Also, available cold-climate heat pumps are more than adequate for the Mid-Atlantic region, delivering full heat output at 5ºF (or lower).
Q: Do I have to buy new pots and pans to use with an induction stove?
A: Maybe. If a magnet sticks to the bottom, it should work.
Q: Does my electrical panel need to be upgraded?
A: Sometimes. Often the electrification process can be started without an upgrade, though it’s worth considering longer-term, especially because there is a 30% tax credit in many cases.