April is Earth Month, and though it’s ending, many of us are thinking about what we can do to address the Climate Crisis. So often we hear that, as individuals, we can start at home. I’m not sure many of us have heard about induction cooktops and so, I thought I’d post this information for those who may be interested in learning more. Let me know what you think if you check it out!
Information from: ELECTRIC HOME COOKTOP PROGRAM WEBSITE
Try an Induction Cooktop in the comfort of your home for three weeks – for free!
find out where and when you can pick one up:
Loaner kits include one 9100 Duxtop portable induction cooktop, one Cuisinart pan, a magnet and instruction sheet all in a padded carry bag.
The Electric Home Cooktop Program is designed to support homeowners, contractors, designers and anyone who loves to cook in learning more about induction cooktops. We’re a team of volunteers, sustainability professionals, and avid home-cooks collaborating through the San Diego Green Building Council to help make this program available to the larger San Diego community.
Why Electric Cooktops?
The human induced climate crisis is real and growing every day. It’s no surprise that the built environment – residential and commercial structures – contributes a substantial portion of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Many people and cities in the region are seeing the benefits of more fully electrifying homes, and encouraging people to move away from natural gas-powered appliances. The benefits of home electrification are numerous, beyond GHG emissions reduction:
- Less expensive to build and operate homes
- Reduced external pollution
- Eliminates Carbon Monoxide poisoning risk
- Improved Health: better indoor air w/o combustion byproducts (NOx)
- Better backup power/water in an emergency
- Improved lifestyle
In order to combat climate change, rapid market transformation and installation of electric appliances are needed. The good news is technology developments and price reductions have made it affordable to replace gas appliances with high performing electric ones. The largest barrier to full home electrification is found in the kitchen, specifically the cooktop.
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Lisa Ashkins, MA, CNE – Broker Associate, DRE#01764182 – Coldwell Banker West