By Sue Creager –
The IRA is bringing the clean energy future to America’s doorsteps today. Nearly three quarters of America’s buildings use fossil fuels to heat space or water and cook food. Is your home one of them? If so, you can electrify your home and make it more energy efficient, which will save you money on utility bills and reduce toxic air inside your home. Together, these projects can reduce America’s annual carbon pollution by up to 15%.
Shocking electricity facts:
The average household can save around $600 on its yearly energy bills by installing heat pumps and induction stoves.
Up to 20% of the money spent on home energy by an average American is wasted.
Low income households could save up to 35% on their energy bills through weatherization projects.
Congress is incentivizing homeowners to upgrade by offering $14,000 in rebates for homeowners for home weatherization and electrification. It is a ten-year energy piggy bank. Ever ask yourself what one person can do? The IRA answers that question. Collectively we can have a huge impact on climate warming. Electrification prepares us for moving to an all renewable future that lowers energy costs up front and for the long term. It improves the air and water quality, decreases health costs, is good for the climate, good for us, good for the birds.
For a deeper dive into how to move toward decarbonization, go to: https://www.rewiringamerica.org for rewiring America digital guide. There is a YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ccl2022 about “Building Electrification & Efficiency” in this decade. The following link to the Citizens’ Climate Lobby has additional information on retrofitting your home – www.cclusa.org/electrification.