Have electric appliances improved much?

YES! Electric appliances have come a long way in the last decade. When we think of cooking on electric stoves we think of uneven and cumbersome heat distribution and an unpleasant cooking experience. New electric stoves are induction and provide perfectly even and controllable heat, while eliminating indoor air pollutants and burn risks associated with gas cooking (induction cooktops don’t get hot!).

Additionally, space and water heating technologies have made significant improvements. Electric appliances of the past used to use electric resistance technologies to create heat and this was a very inefficient and expensive process. However, today’s electrical space and water appliances use heat pump technology which is up to 400% more efficient than standard natural gas appliances. They can even provide thermal storage and both space heating and cooling, so can replace both a furnace AND an air conditioner.

To learn more about modern electric appliances, check out: https://www.switchison.org/how-it-works.