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Study finds proposed electrification would cost homeowners thousands of dollars

A recent study found that switching from gas and other types of appliances would cost the average California homeowner over $7,200 in upfront expenses.  Ongoing costs would also hurt homeowners and renters alike – increased energy costs would go up by $388 each year.

  • Switching to all-electric appliances would cost CA consumers over $7,200 and increase energy costs by up to $388 per year.
  • This would result an annual cost increase of $4.3 to $6.1 billion across California’s 7 million single-family homes.
$2,600 LOST

Homeowners would need to pay roughly $2,600 for the purchase and installation of new electric appliances.

5,000 Hours WASTED

Many homes are not wired to handle the electric load from having all-electric stoves, space heaters, and water heaters in addition to their usual electric appliances.

$7,200

The cost to upgrade wiring and electrical panels plus the cost of purchasing new electric appliances is more than $7,200 per home.

$613 - $877 / year

The $613 - $877 combined annual cost increase to homeowners represents an estimated 1-2% of median household income for California customers.

2%

According to the California Air Resources Board, the building sector accounts for about 9% of the state’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions today. Electrification of the residential sector would only decrease total GHG emissions by about 2%.

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