About heat pumps (for heating/cooling, water heaters, and/or clothes dryers)
About induction cooking
Recording of the March 29th, 2023 A2ZERO Sustainability Series seminar "Re-Charged Home Electrification: New Funding and Opportunities for Electrifying your Space."
Strategy 2 of the A2ZERO Plan calls for the electrification of fossil fuel burning appliances and vehicles. Burning fossil fuels releases greenhouse gasses and pollutants into the atmosphere, which can cause bad health and environmental effects. Electrification can remove these emissions from our local environment. Powering our electrical grid with 100% clean and renewable electricity (Strategy 1 of the A2ZERO Plan) ensures we are not displacing emissions and are achieving true carbon reductions.
Burning fossil fuels in the home does more than release greenhouse gases. Removing these appliances from the home can also improve the health, safety, and comfort of the home.
Health and Safety
Gas burning stoves, furnaces, and dryers are major sources of indoor air pollution within homes. Pollutants including nitrous oxides and carbon monoxide are released by these appliances. Homes with gas-burning stoves have nitrous oxide levels 50 to 400% higher than homes with electric stoves. These pollutants can cause levels of
indoor air pollution to well exceed the stringent EPA standards for outdoor air quality. Indoor air quality is of large importance to all households, especially those with children. Gas-related pollutants can have worse effects on children than adults, including higher rates of asthma, learning deficits, and allergies.
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Finding a Contractor
Homeowners searching for contractors to help with electrification are often met with conflicting advice or outdated information. The City of Ann Arbor has partnered with Michigan Saves to create an Electrification Badging program to help homeowners find contractors who are well-versed in electrification, solar, and efficiency. To earn the badge, contractors must do five training modules and continuing education. You can search for “Electrification" in the Contractor Locator and look for the badge by their name. Learn more about the Michigan Saves home electrification program on their
Residential Electrification webpage.
Electrification Video Series
Local IBEW electricians and NECA contractors are partnering with A2ZERO to support electrification in Ann Arbor and beyond. As part of this effort, IBEW and NECA are developing a series of videos on what is needed for electrification. Check out the first video- on checking your electrical panel for compatibility with electrification- below. And, visit the
Future is Electric webpage to learn and watch more! Plus, check out a case study by Michigan Saves, featuring a household who has fully electrified their home, in the second video below.