It is projected that by 2030, there will be a widespread shift towards electrification, resulting in the phasing out of gas water heaters, furnaces, stoves, and cars. This transition away from fossil fuels and towards electricity will have a direct impact on the plumbing industry, particularly in terms of how water is heated.
As more households and buildings switch to electric water heaters, boilers, and heating systems, the need for gas appliances will diminish. Additionally, there will be a growing trend towards heat pump technology. While heat pumps are energy-efficient and effective, they have downsides such as recovery time. Nevertheless, as electrification continues, heat pumps are expected to become more common in the plumbing industry and may potentially replace traditional boilers and furnaces.
The plumbing industry will also need to adapt to new technologies and products, potentially leading to changes in plumbing codes and regulations. This could involve revising standards for electric water heats, heat pumps, and other emerging technologies.
The shift towards electrification will create new opportunities for skilled tradespeople who are trained in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electric water heats, heat pumps, and other new technologies. At Level Up Plumbing, we have been partnering with major manufacturers and providing our qualified technicians with heat pump training directly from manufacturers.
In summary, electrification is expected to have a significant impact on the plumbing industry, presenting both challenges and opportunities for plumbing professionals and companies alike.
Tags: Plumbing, Plumbing Changes, Electrical Plumbing