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Texas

Electrification Benefits Overview
9.7 million households out of 9.7 million total households would benefit from bill savings today.
The average household in TX will save $388 on their energy bills.
17 million metric tons of CO2e emissions will be avoided just through heat pump technology across the 9.7 million households saving money.
19K installation jobs that cannot be automated or offshored will be created.
Percent of households in a given area that would immediately save on their monthly energy bills if they switched to modern, electric appliances.
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All Electrification Benefits

savings
99% of households in Texas 9.7 million — could save $3.8 billion a year on energy bills if they were using modern, electrified furnaces and water heaters instead of their current machines.
Percent of households that save money
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jobs
Electrification would create 18,600 installation jobs in Texas. In addition, nationwide, it would further generate 80,000 manufacturing jobs and 800,000 indirect and induced jobs.
Installation
Electricians, plumbers, contractors
Manufacturing
Factory, assembly line, and supply chain workers
Indirect
Truck drivers, welders, mine engineers, accountants
Induced
Service, retail, food & beverage workers, teachers
savings
Of the households in Texas that would save by electrifying, 42% are low- and moderate-income. Each year, they would save an average of $405.
Low- and moderate-income households are those making up to 80% of local area median income.
42% of households that save in Texas are LMI
42%

4 in 10 adults would have difficulty covering an unexpected $400 expense.

Source: Federal Reserve
health
Electrifying household appliances would address the 42% increased risk of children experiencing asthma symptoms associated with gas stove use.
Furthermore, outdoor air pollution from residential buildings currently accounts for 15,500 premature deaths in the United States per year.
INDOOR POLLUTANTS EMITTED BY GAS STOVES
NO2
Nitrogen Dioxide
CO
Carbon Monoxide
HCHO
Formaldehyde
PM2.5
Particulate Matter (2.5 microns)
savings
The savings are biggest for the 6.8 million households in Texas across every county who are currently using electric resistance, fuel oil, or propane and would save $444 per year on average.
45% of households using natural gas would also save on annual energy bills. The number of households that would save and the average savings will continue to increase given the trajectory of heat pump technology improvements.
# of FurnacesAvg. savings if electrified# of Water HeatersAvg. savings if electrified
Electric Resistance5.04M$290 / yr5.34M$248 / yr
Fuel Oil8.9K$376 / yr0$0 / yr
Propane0.28M$538 / yr0.27M$285 / yr
environmental
Furnaces, water heaters, dryers, and stoves account for at least 95% (360MMT) of residential building emissions in the United States but are replaced just once every 10–25 years.
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.

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.

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Furnaces
Water Heaters
Dryers
Fuel source
Propane
Natural Gas
Fuel Oil
Resistance Electric
Fuel source
Propane
Natural Gas
Fuel Oil
Resistance Electric

Details

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Average Savings / Household
Emissions reduction (CO2E)
Fact Sheet

Downloads

Texas Benefits of Electrification Fact Sheet

PDF of benefits and appliance replacement graphs.

Data by location

XLSX of states, counties, and congressional districts.

Methodology

For more information about this data, see our methodology page.