The Benefits of Electrification
Electrifying the U.S. economy is how we get to zero emissions by 2050 and have a shot at keeping climate warming within 1.5 °C.
42 percent of our energy-related carbon emissions are the result of decisions we make around our kitchen table: what cars we drive, how we power and heat our homes, how we warm our water, cook our food, and dry our laundry. Electrifying U.S. households will dramatically reduce carbon pollution, increase savings, create millions of new, good-paying jobs, and secure a better, more equitable future for our communities.
4 in 10 adults would have difficulty covering an unexpected $400 expense.
|# of Furnaces||Avg. savings if electrified||# of Water Heaters||Avg. savings if electrified|
|Electric Resistance||33.83M||$300 / yr||54.16M||$282 / yr|
|Fuel Oil||5.69M||$407 / yr||3.40M||$174 / yr|
|Propane||5.75M||$447 / yr||4.31M||$303 / yr|
Appliances to be replaced at end of life
Unless we choose modern, electrified replacements for these machines, we will continue to need dirty infrastructure to power our homes, never getting to zero emissions.
PDF of benefits and appliance replacement graphs.
XLSX of states, counties, and congressional districts.
For more information about this data, see our methodology page.