Net Zero means that you are offsetting your emissions. One way to do that is to switch from natural gas powered furnace to the new electric heat pump technology. With advancements in refrigerant technologies, heat pumps are becoming an effective way to heat your home. Typically, they would be paired with improved building envelope insulation and tightness to be effective in our cold Albertan winters.
These electric heat pump can provide the vast majority of your home’s heating and cooling needs except for the coldest of days in the winter (-30C without wind chill) when they are supplemented with a back-up heating source like an electric resistance heater or natural gas furnace. This may help reduce your energy costs and will reduce your carbon footprint.