Colorado Real Estate Journal | Luke Ilderton
Electrification is the replacement of equipment powered by fossil fuels to cook, create heat and produce hot water with equipment that uses electricity. It’s also known as beneficial electrification or building decarbonization, where high-efficiency electric heating and hot water equipment is the priority over less-efficient and expensive-to-operate all-electric options in the past.
The energy-efficiency improvements in the building’s envelope can result in a more comfortable and stable living environment, lower utility bills, and reduced noise pollution and pest intrusion. Installing a heat pump provides an efficient air-conditioning system and these retrofits are especially critical for buildings without an existing cooling system.