Step into the future of all-electric living
Whether you're buying a brand new house or upgrading the one you live in, converting to all-electric appliances will help save you money on your overall energy costs.
Benefits of going all-electric
The energy we deliver is now cleaner than ever - with about 50%, on average coming from carbon-free sources. And our rebate programs can help you transition to a cleaner, safer and more environmentally-friendly lifestyle while lowering your utility bills.
The average residential customer that switches from gas to all-electric can save an average of over $500 per year on their utility bills, based on 2020 PG&E gas and SMUD electric rates.
Better for your safety
New all-electric appliances are efficient, dependable and reduce the risk of fire from the open flames of gas appliances.
Better for the budget
Converting from gas appliances saves you money on your overall energy costs. SMUD customers who go all-electric can save an average of over $500 per year on their utility bills.
Better for your health
Using all-electric appliances eliminates the risk of gas leaking into your home. You’ll also avoid harmful pollutants like carbon monoxide being released when cooking with a gas stovetop.
The myths of "natural" gas
Myth: More efficient
Fact: Electric heat pump water heaters, heat pump HVAC systems and induction cooktops use less energy and are 2-3 times more efficient than gas.
Myth: More affordable
Fact: Homes with newer heat pump water heaters and HVAC systems have lower utility bills overall than homes with gas appliances.
Myth: Better for cooking
Fact: Electric induction cooktops heat up twice as fast as gas, provide more accurate temperature control and are easier to clean.
Frequently asked questions
Converting to electric appliances such as heat pump water heaters and heat pump HVAC systems will help save you money on your overall energy costs. The average residential customer that switches from gas to all-electric can save an average of over $500 per year on their energy bills, based on 2020 PG&E gas and SMUD electricity rates.
Here are examples of estimated annual savings when switching from gas to electric appliances:
- Heat Pump HVAC: $450 – $610 annual energy bill savings
- Heat Pump Water Heater: $125 – $140 annual energy bill savings
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On average, we spend about 90% of our time indoors, where pollutant levels are often higher than those outside. Converting to electric appliances will eliminate the indoor air pollution that gas-burning appliances release into your home.
Cooking with gas expels pollutants directly into your home, contributing to poor indoor air quality. Pollution from gas cooking can be reduced by continuously running your vent hood while cooking.
Indoor pollution is estimated to cause hundreds of thousands of respiratory health problems each year.
Learn more about why electricity is healthier:
- National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Journal
- “Cooking Up Indoor Air Pollution: Emissions from Natural Gas Stoves” by Wendee Nicole, published:1 January 2014
- International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 42, Issue 6, December 2013 (pages 1724–1737)
- "Healthy Buildings, Healthy People, a Vision for the 21st Century", epa.gov
Unlike electric appliances, gas appliances have open flames, increasing the risk of fire. Converting to electric appliances removes that danger. Plus, going all-electric
eliminates the carbon monoxide pollution that results from burning this fossil fuel inside your home and reduces the risk of gas leaks.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is called the "invisible killer" because it's a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. More than 150 people in the United States die every year from accidental non-fire-related CO poisoning.
Gas lines going in and out of your house can also have some nominal leakage which could potentially release methane into the air.
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“Natural” gas is a fossil fuel that releases a variety of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere that contribute to climate change.
Going electric is cleaner and better for our environment. Living all-electric will help improve public health, reduce air pollution and assist our local cities and towns in reaching their climate goals.
Even though natural gas is still used to create some of the electricity in California, there are immediate benefits in switching to electrically powered equipment. These benefits will increase over time as regulations such as SB100 continue to move the electric industry toward 100% carbon-free sources.
Learn more about why electricity is better for our environment: