When asked to think of modern homes, many people might think of minimalism, neutral colors, open concept floor plans, and large windows without treatments. While each of those features are components of modern homes, just what qualifies as “modern” is ever-changing and often a reflection of what buyers are looking for.
But some trends are more pronounced and one relatively new one is a for many buyers to seek out all-electric homes.
A study by the U.S. Energy Information Administration found that the number of all-electric homes has increased over the previous decade. In fact, the EIA study found that 25% of homes in the United States in 2015 used only electricity and that number has only risen in the years since.
All-electric homes are generally considered more environmentally friendly because they lessen homeowners’ carbon footprint by reducing their need for fossil fuels like natural gas.
Electric heat pumps, induction stoves and electric fireplaces are just some of the technologies that can be found in all-electric homes — and most come with efficiency standards much higher than traditional methods (and often with rebates, too!)
Though the design style of all-electric homes needn’t be modern, there’s no denying that the growing popularity of such homes makes them an option for homeowners with modern sensibilities. Now even more so with the new credit available for solar, which could offset a sizeable amount of a home’s total energy usage — and that has a significant positive impact on resell, too!