Climate policies are shifting to focus on more sustainable energy solutions for homes to reduce carbon emissions. Electric heat through electric heat pumps is one of the options out there. But before you’re sold on the idea, it’s important to understand the true costs of converting to electric heat pumps. It’s actually a major expense that most American families can’t afford.

Electric Heat Pumps Cost up to $21,000

Yep, that’s right. The median average cost to convert a home to all-electric heat through electric heat pumps is $21,572. This major upfront cost is out of budget for many low- and middle-income households, even with a rebate.

Conversion Costs Are High for All Heat Sources

The average cost of a heat pump conversion varies depending on the home’s existing heat source. However, research shows that whether you use oil, propane, natural gas, a wood stove, or even existing electric heating, the conversion cost remains above $16,000.


After Conversion, Utility Bills Remain High

It’s important to consider the long-term costs of heating your home, too. Even if you can afford the initial conversion cost, you could be dealing with more than $700 in extra expenses per year. A recent study by ICF concluded that policy-driven electrification would increase the average residential household energy-related costs by approximately 38% to 46%, resulting in an increase to the average affected residential household of between $750 and $910 per year.

Electric Doesn’t Have to Be Your Only Option!

If you could get an environmentally friendly, low-carbon heating option without having to spend thousands of dollars, why wouldn’t you? Bioheat® fuel is an alternative energy that is available right now, without expensive conversions.

  • Low-carbon, with plans to reach net-zero emissions by 2050
  • No expensive conversions
  • Available and ready right now
  • Better, cleaner, and safer

Available Today

Getting Bioheat® fuel delivered to your home is extremely easy. If you find that your current heating provider doesn’t carry Bioheat® fuel blends, a simple Internet search will more than likely turn up several fuel dealers in your area that do. Because transitioning to Bioheat® fuel is so simple, you can start reducing your carbon footprint and reining in your energy costs with an easy phone call today. If you’re unable to find a dealer close to you, please contact your state heating fuel association for further assistance.

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Tell Legislators That You Want a Choice

Some climate policies are pushing to switch to all-electric energy to reduce carbon emissions, but at what cost to you? Tell your legislators that you want to keep your choice to use a renewable fuel that is affordable, low carbon, and doesn’t require equipment conversions.


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If you’re a heating oil dealer interested in becoming a Bioheat® fuel provider, we can help. Please fill out the adjacent contact form, and a member of our supply chain outreach team will contact you as soon as possible.