In Washington State, approximately 66,000 homes are still heated with oil. Not only is it the most expensive heat source, but oil heat also contributes significantly to air pollution and carbon emissions. In fact, to offset heating one home with oil you would have to operate 40 wind turbines for an entire year. Dang!
Thinking outside the box with hybrid heat solutions including heat pumps and infrared heat and stepping away from traditional forced air heat solutions is THE WAY to a better, more efficient, and more comfortable future. The Oil Free Washington Coalition was formed to create a roadmap for our state to transition to lower cost, lower carbon heat sources. Read more about their findings (in general or specifically in your community) here.