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As of now, the gas stove is the last natural gas powered appliance in my house. Heat pump water heater and heat pumps for room heat have been operating for a few months now. The next, key test is how they will perform in a NYC winter.
We will replace our natural gas-fired water heater with this heat pump water heater this weekend:
We installed mini-split heat pumps for interior heating and cooling in two stages and they’ve worked great so far, but we haven’t relied exclusively on them for winter heating. That will change this year, because we completely removed our natural gas-fired boiler this summer.
I’d been idly researching energy efficient appliances for my long term #decarbonization plan for my house—removing fossil fuel-powered systems and replacing them with electric. Key to the effort is a combination of photovoltaic solar power production and heat pumps. We installed a 4.69 kW solar power system 2.5 years ago and haven’t had to pay for electricity since!
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