Gas or electric?
Switching from gas to efficient electric appliances in the home is good for the environment, according to new analysis released by the Alternative Technology Association (ATA).
It is standard procedure for Jigsaw houses to use efficient electric appliances for space heating (small radiator panels), water heating (electric-boosted solar hot water) and cooking (induction cooktops and electric ovens). Of course, we also stress that designing for climate, and building to a high standard, are critical for the thermal stability and energy efficiency of a home (ie. your increased comfort + reduced energy bills!).
The electricity story is only going to get better in coming years as Australia’s electricity grid utilises more renewable generation and the efficiency of electric appliances continues to improve.