San Francisco Department of the Environment

Go Electric and Save

What Is Electrification?

Electrification means replacing natural gas appliances (furnaces, water heaters, clothes dryers, and stoves) with efficient, all-electric technologies. Unlike natural gas, most of San Francisco’s electricity comes from emissions-free sources.

Why Switch off Natural Gas?

Health: Natural gas appliances can release carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and other harmful pollutants into the air, which can be toxic to people and pets. Efficient electric solutions reduce emissions so you can enjoy healthier air quality at home.

Performance: Electric heating, appliances, water heaters and cooking solutions offer outstanding performance, reliability, and low operating costs. 

Jobs: Electrifying San Francisco’s buildings will create local jobs for skilled workers needed for new construction projects and to retrofit existing buildings.

Environment: Natural gas is a fossil fuel and will always create emissions and contribute to local air pollution. Electricity is increasingly generated from emissions-free resources like wind and solar.

How to Electrify Your Home

Get Rebates to Upgrade Appliances

Local Bay Area governments off rebates up to $5,000 for electrification upgrades through the BAYREN Home+ program.

Free home energy advisors are available to help you through every step of the process, connect you with vetted contractors, and answer questions. Contact an advisor at 866-878-6008 or [email protected].

Switch to 100% Renewable Electricity

Choose 100% renewable electricity with CleanPowerSF’s SuperGreen option to ensure your power has the lowest amount of emissions possible.

View Additional Rebates and Financing


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