Time to ‘Kick Gas!’ and Clean Up Indoor Air Quality

Natural Gas prices doubled in 2021

■ Outsmart the utility, by replacing natural gas appliances!
□ Avoid non-bypassable charges, taxes, fees and Minimum Bill penalties that would normally occur for months of overproduction.
□ Get a larger utility baseline allowance discount for electric Heat Pump Water Heating.
• Add and store Thermal Energy when utility rates are lowest and when solar production is in excess of loads.
• Cool / Dehumidify interior room(s).
• If adding more solar for HPWH, then during a utility blackout, with a battery there is extended autonomy.
□ Gain usable conditioned space in the home, currently valued at $700-$2,000/sq ft in San Diego, when replacing a gas furnace and removing ductwork, in exchange for a heat pump air-conditioner/heater.
□ Reduce air pollutants and carcinogens, indoors and around the house.
□ Reduce fire risk.

Equity, Electric Vehicle Sales and Public Charging Stations

Map showing the distribution of public electric vehicle charging stations in San Diego County

What comes to mind when you think of the average electric vehicle owner? Where do they live and what is their economic status? These are excellent questions to ask when assessing where to build EV charging infrastructure, but are impressions correct and rooted in reality? Are community resources being distributed equitably or are misconceptions leaving …