Hey BP community,
I have an ADU in the works and was looking at the cost associated with a Gas Hookup. So Cal Gas has to do the work and the costs using the estimator seem pretty steep!
What feedback would you have for an All Electric ADU vs. Gas?
Thanks for your input in advance!
The biggest knock on electric is probably the stove top, but anyone who prefers gas stove tops probably hasn't tried an induction stove top. Check them out! I vote for all electric for the following reasons:
-Electric appliances and gas appliances are comparable cost wise, If you're building new, you're already installing a new electric drop, meter, panel and wiring throughout the house so incremental circuits should add much cost vs extending your existing gas line and also getting a gas meter
-Electric appliances are more energy efficient (although they can sometimes cost more to operate
-Electric is more safe than gas in the case of an earthquake
-Electric is the future
-CA is planning on phasing out gas
Thank you for the feedback! Appreciate all the reasons to think about electric.
The run to the garage would actually be very easy, however the guys I'm using to do the sewage and water will not be allowed to touch the gas. I'm assuming So Cal Gas will want to trench their own run for gas, which is so unnecessary but understand the liability issues.
I've posted another question in the forum about ADU on a LLC. If you have time to review, I would appreciate it!