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Plan Ahead for Major Purchases

If you wait until the last minute to replace something you urgently need — like home heating or cooling, hot water, clothes dryers, ovens and cooktops — your options to "go green" will likely be limited.

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August 12, 2023
  • When you have a furnace, boiler, water heater, or appliance that uses gas, avoid replacing like-for-like when replacement inevitably occurs. Make a strategy for transitioning to electric energy as the source. Heat pumps can contribute as a more efficient use of electric energy than traditional resistance element heating. This strategy would include the equipment and the physical installation as well as the financing.
  • When you expand your use of electrical uses, does you electrical panel have room to add more items?
  • Can you combine use of your existing system with a new system?
  • When you have to replace your roof, consider the potential opportunities for rooftop solar. If your roof is less than five years old, you don't have to wait. Talk to several prominent solar installers to learn and to get more than one quote.


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