Another one third of the problem
Burning dirty natural gas for heat generates an additional one third of our total greenhouse gas emissions.
Heat related emissions include industrial processes and the emissions related to extracting natural gas from the earth, but a large part of the total comes from burning natural gas to heat our homes and offices and to heat water.
60 - 90 Tons of CO2
The average gas furnace and gas water heater combined will produce nearly 6 Tons of CO2 per year. These products typically last 10 to 15 years and over their lifetimes will produce 60 to 90 Tons of CO2.
Heating with natural gas has historically been the cheapest option but recent improvements to electric heat pump technology increase heating efficiency more than 300% . Prices of gas and electricity vary by region, but in general this means that heating with modern electric heat pumps is cheaper than heating with natural gas.
Heat pumps are familiar
Heat pumps are very efficient because they use very little energy to move heat. Heat pumps have been used for decades to move heat out of your refrigerator to keep it cold on the inside, and for air conditioning systems to cool your house.
All major furnace and water heater suppliers in the US offer dependable electric heat pump models. Many of these brands have been manufacturing heat pumps for decades and have been part of the advancement of this technology.
3. REPLACE your gas furnace and water heater with clean electric heat pumps
Every year 8.5 Million water heaters and 5.7 Million furnaces are installed in the US. If your water heater or furnace is getting near the end of its useful life, REPLACE it today. Call your local heating and air conditioning contractors and get a quote. Enjoy the same heating and cooling benefits you are accustomed to, save money in operating costs and help transition the world to new clean energy systems.