Future Proof Your Home in 2023
If you’re looking at renovating your home, it’s likely that you’ve realised that you would want to retain the character of your existing home, but unfortunately, it does not meet the minimum standards to cope with the extreme summers and cold winters. Increasingly ‘smart’ technology in homes, a push towards being more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly, as well as accommodating the future needs of an aging society are changes that we need to consider now to ensure our homes are technologically and environmentally relevant for decades to come.
This is the time to consider every aspect of your home, make the most of the longevity of the new build, and upgrade completely; don’t fall into the trap of cutting corners to save some money in the interim that will only add costs to you in the future.
Switching from Gas to Electric Can Save You Money
Whether you’re starting from scratch with a new build or renovating a period home, your property will already have an electricity connection for powering lighting and most appliances. Continuing with a gas connection is just adding an additional
connection fee for an energy supply you ultimately don’t need.
Modern electric appliances can do everything gas appliances can do, and with the
changes in technology over the past 50 years, electric appliances can even outperform their gas counterparts. Not only are they performing better, but they are also more energy efficient, requiring less electricity to function than their equivalents requiring gas. This can add up to huge savings on your power bill over time. Switching to all electric appliances and services within your home also allows you to increase your energy efficiency, and further increase savings on your power bill.
Do Your Bit to Help the Environment
We know that you know that the environment is in dire need of protecting and that is only going to become more prevalent in the coming years and decades. The use of methane gas for energy leads to greenhouse gases accumulating in the Earth’s atmosphere something that has been scientifically shown to be a major contributor to global warming. By giving up your gas appliances now and making the all-electric switch, you will be using one less fossil fuel, decreasing your carbon footprint.
Gas is very often portrayed as a ‘cleaner’ fossil fuel, and whilst a gas power plant emits 50 – 60 percent less carbon dioxide than a standard coal-fired power plant, it is significantly more pollution than emitted by renewable energies, which are becoming Proposal for Design Services Page 2 of 2
more affordable each year. All-electric households are the only way to maximise these renewable energies and make a difference to the environment.
Gas Isn’t Just Doom and Gloom for the Environment
If saving money and being an environmental crusader isn’t enough to sway your opinion, did you know that gas stoves and heaters can make the air inside your home up to five times dirtier than the air outside, increasing the risk of cardiovascular and respiratory issues for the occupants.
We aren’t saying that electricity isn’t without its risks as well but when you weigh the pros and cons, less pollution in your home has got to be a big pro!
Make The Switch now!
Ready to make the switch? Talk to the team at Mesh Design + Projects team for more information on how to incorporate an all-electric methodology for your new build.
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