Solving climate change requires adjustments to every aspect of our lives. From your home to your transportation, Fuel Switch helps manage the process of reducing your carbon footprint. In the process, we also make your home more sustainable, economical, and comfortable.
Fuel Switch believes that in order to reduce our collective carbon footprint and meet climate goals, we need to electrify everything. This is because there are proven technologies that can produce electricity without burning fossil fuels and emitting CO2, which is the main driver of climate change.
While they may be relatively inexpensive to extract from the earth, today’s leading non-renewable energy sources are burned for energy, causing significant environmental harm:
Fracking releases and extracts methane gas inside the earth by drilling and injecting a high-pressure water mixture into the rock.
Coal is a nonrenewable energy source because it takes millions of years to form. Coal contains the most carbon dioxide of any energy source and is the largest contributor to global warming.
Oil is another nonrenewable resource that is burned at a power station and converted to electricity or is burned as gasoline in our vehicles. Burning oil is a major contributor of carbon dioxide emissions.
Fuel Switch is here to help. In addition to home efficiency upgrades, we speicalize in guilt-free living!
It’s time to put an end to the “thermostat battles” with your spouse and the dreaded sticker shock of opening the energy bill every month.
When your roof is producing plenty of low cost, carbon-free energy that heats and cools your home with unprecedented efficiency, you can let go of the thermostat-adjusting guilt. And when you drive a vehicle with no tailpipe emissions, and power it with renewable energy, you can feel good about your choice to drive.
No need to overthink it if you want to lower the AC in the middle of summer. And while you’re at it, go ahead and warm up the house in the mornings if it makes getting out of bed a bit easier. After all, you’re living carbon free — you deserve it!
In addition to contributing to a better tomorrow, there are many incentives and rebates available to help you make the Switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy. The rebates are constantly changing, so we will do our best to keep you in the loop on which rebates are available for each phase of your project.
Utilities have incentive programs to help you reduce your energy usage. Specific upgrades to certain equipment such as HVAC and water heaters are often a criterion for receiving a certain dollar amount as part of these rebates.
For insulation and air sealing, the incentives are usually tied to performance markers. Luckily, when Fuel Switch contractors carry out an air sealing job, we conduct a final test that measures the level of improvement to the home as a result of the air sealing work.
Local government rebates often follow a similar pattern to the utility rebates, and are tied to specific measures or specific equipment.
Oftentimes, after the upgrades are completed, the homeowner has to pay off the full bill before utility and local and state government rebates are distributed. Homeowners typically receive a check a few weeks after the work is completed and paid for.
Among many other kinds of home upgrades, tax credits are often available for installing solar PV, buying electric vehicles, and switching to or updating geothermal heat pumps. These credits carry a lot of value because they work toward the taxes you pay, not as a simple deduction off of your income.
Solar PV, for example, has a 30% federal tax credit. This means that if you were to spend $20,000 on a solar PV system, your annual income tax bill would be reduced by $6,000. For instance, if you choose to pre-pay your taxes and get a refund, your refund would increase by $6,000. Or, if you pay your taxes out of pocket each year, you will owe $6,000 less than you normally would. Furthermore, purchasing a new electric vehicle comes with a $7,500 federal tax credit, with some states offering additional incentives on top of this!