Anyone have experience with going all electric for your house and discontinuing natural gas service?
Our 80% afue furnace and AC need to be replaced, and I was thinking about going the electric cold-climate, ducted heat-pump route (Mitsubisihi Zuba or Daikin equivalent). I have a 200amp panel with enough capacity, an induction stove, electric oven, and planning to replace the gas tank with a heat pump water heater. I already scheduled enercare to disconnect and haul away the water tank at no fee (14 year old tank).
At that point, I think, I wouldn't need enbridge's services any more. Is there a way to end all enbridge services, and no longer receive a gas bill? Will I still have to pay the fee to still have a gas meter on my property? I talked to a gas appliance installer, and he said that it's recommended to just leave the gas supply pipes in the house, but enbridge will just disconnect them from the meter and lock the meter, so if I ever sold the house, the cost to reconnect to a gas service is lower for new owners.
I'm aware of the higher up-front and operation costs for going the all electric route, I've gotten an energy audit, air sealed down to 2 ACH, had an hvac specialist do a heating load/loss calculation for this house already.
I would call enercare/enbridge again, but I spent almost two hours getting passed around between their staff just to get the water tank removed.
Edit: I live in Markham, ON