“Taking away home heating,” Carmel Pine Cone – Oct. 21, 2022
Monterey County is proposing to outlaw gas furnaces in all of our homes, in favor of electric fired units. Let’s examine the facts. Firstly, operating costs of electric heaters are four times that of gas furnaces. Secondly, electric heating in homes causes 20 times the number of home fires than gas, and an even higher percentage of the deaths to residents according to the National Fire Protection Association. Thirdly, electric heating actually produces more air pollution than gas in terms of carbon, sulfur and toxic mercury.
Let’s vote for Vicki Norhden, who has the courage to stand up to the forces pushing this ban in the California Assembly.
Dr. C. Michael Hogan, Monterey County