Winter is a great time to spread (clean energy) cheer with friends and family. Whether you host people for the holidays or travel to see friends and family, it’s a special time of year – even when it comes to your energy use.

For most of us, our energy consumption increases dramatically during the winter season, most of which is attributed to increased kitchen use. Wondering what you can do to keep your energy use from spiking while things heat up in the kitchen this holiday season? Consider upgrading to an Induction Stove.

Induction’s efficiency, cleanliness, functionality, and growing market make it a good option for households to consider. Here are a few of the benefits of Induction Cooking:

Energy Efficient.
Because induction appliances only create heat through pots and pans on their surfaces, they are much more efficient than traditional cooktop appliances. Induction appliances are up to three times more efficient than gas stoves and up to 10% more efficient than conventional smooth top electric ranges. Induction also runs cooler and cleaner than gas, lowering the load on ventilation and on heating and cooling systems in your home.

Food Cooks Faster.
Induction stoves eliminate the intermediate step of heating an element and transferring the heat to the pot. Compared with electric or gas stoves, they cook more quickly when you turn up the heat and respond faster when you dial it back down.

Easier to Clean.
Induction cooktops are easy to clean because their radius of heat is much smaller than that of gas or electric cooktops. If something spills over, it’s less likely to melt and stick to the surface.

Safer Cooking.
Induction cooktops and ranges are inherently safer than gas or radiant-electric models because they don’t involve flames or direct heat. Only your pots heat up when you cook—the surface of the stovetop remains cool.

Precision Temperature Control.
Induction cooktops can boil water 20-40% faster than tested gas and traditional electric cooktops. The electromagnetic field also provides more precise, even heating compared to traditional cooktops.

Improved Indoor Air Quality.
Induction stoves are also free of the indoor air pollutants that come from gas stoves: burning gas for cooking produces nitrous oxides (NOX), carbon monoxide (CO), and formaldehyde (HCHO), which can have negative health effects and exacerbate respiratory conditions.

Aging-in-Place and ADA Compliant.
Because the surface of an induction appliance doesn’t heat up without a pan, it’s safer for those who have issues with hearing, vision, or mobility.