June 9, 2022
Homeowners are increasingly aware of the impact their home’s operations have on the environment. As a result, many are seeking opportunities to reduce their reliance on traditional fossil fuel sources to power their homes in Seneca, Greer, Clemson, Easley, and Greenville, South Carolina.
Reducing our dependence on fossil fuels starts with electrification. Nationwide, the electric grid is making huge strides moving to renewable electric generation sources and away from fossil fuels. But how do you electrify your house? The experts at Addison Homes know that building a new all-electric home reduces carbon emissions while providing other advantages. By embracing electrification from the start, you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of a Healthy, HighPerformance Home, have lower utility bills, can help reduce greenhouse gasses from burning fossil fuels.
The Benefits of Home Electrification
With home electrification, you can enjoy a number of advantages and make a positive impact on the environment and your community that will benefit generations to come!
Use less energy to power your home
Home electrification is an essential part of decreasing your home’s impact on the environment, and the first step is reducing your energy use. When building a new home, you can reduce energy use by adding insulation, air sealing, and other home performance upgrades.
By reducing the amount of energy you need to maintain your preferred comfort settings in your new house, you’ll be able to reduce the load on your HVAC system, reducing the amount of energy it consumes, and saving you money on monthly energy bills.
Eliminate fossil fuel use
When comparing an all-electric home to one that uses gas appliances, it’s important to know that electric energy has a far lower impact on the environment and is more efficient to use, while burning fossil fuels results in greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. Home systems such as electric heat pumps can help you save money each month while reducing your reliance on fossil fuels.
Contribute to a cleaner environment
By building a new home that uses clean energy sources, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing your home is not contributing to the pollution in your local air, watershed, and community.
Save money with greater energy efficiency
Traditional fuel sources like natural gas, and propane are finite resources and will be increasingly expensive in years to come. Additionally, these resources are highly susceptible to fluctuations based on economic and political factors.
By making the switch to electric systems paired with a renewable solar energy system, you can lock in monthly energy costs, and say goodbye to rising energy costs.
Take advantage of local utility rebates and incentives
Individual states and even the Federal government are offering incentives to homeowners who choose to electrify their new home. Local and federal tax credits for solar PV systems, heat pump water heaters, and high efficiency heat pumps provide greater incentives in some markets for going green.
The Addison Homes team are experts in renewable energy tax credits and are here to help you take advantage of the available incentives for your new home.
Build an All-Electric Home with Addison Homes
When preparing to build a new home and explore electrification, there’s no better team than Addison Homes. We build to some of the highest national efficiency and green building standards available today.
Each of our projects is built to fulfill the requirements of one or more national certification programs including:
LEED for Homes
DOE Zero Energy Ready Home
National Green Building Standard
FORTIFIED for Safer Living®
When you’re looking to create a more sustainable home for you and your family, Addison Homes has you covered. Our process emphasizes healthy performance and a collaborative process to help you enjoy a comfortable, efficient, Healthy, HighPerformance Home for years to come.
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