UNDERSTANDING YOUR IMPACT

Get a better understanding of the environmental impact and operating costs of your current heating solution as compared to clean heating technologies.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

This graph shows the carbon emissions produced by heating a standard 2,000 square-foot (SF) Massachusetts home using traditional as compared to clean technologies, assuming either today’s electric grid or a 100% renewable grid.

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions for Heating a Standard 2,000 SF Home

  • 2020 Electricity Grid
  • 100% Clean Electricity Grid
    • An individual homeowner can achieve a high percent of clean electricity today by installing solar PV and/or by purchasing electricity sourced from renewables.
    • To achieve Massachusetts’ Net Zero by 2050 goal, the utilities in Massachusetts will increase their purchase of clean electricity in the coming decades.

OPERATING COSTS

The graphs represent the annual heating operating cost for a standard 2,000 SF home heated by fossil fuels as compared to clean energy technologies.

*Homeowners who install air-source heat pumps or ground-source heat pumps, which also provide cooling, can also expect to save 30% – 50% on cooling costs as compared to a standard central air-conditioning system.

COST, SAVINGS + INCENTIVES

There are a number of programs now available to homeowners, making clean energy solutions affordable to install.

Average Cost After Incentives

Air-Source Heat Pumps

$16,000
(whole home)

Ground-Source Heat Pumps

$32,000

Automated Wood Heat

$27,000

Solar Hot Water

$4,500

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