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Electric Stove / Induction Stove

Average Lifespan

13-15 years

Health Benefits

Cleaner kitchen air, reduced asthma risk

The term “electric stove” includes both traditional electric resistance stoves and modern electric induction stoves. Induction stoves work by transferring energy directly to the cooking pan through a magnetic field.

With induction stoves, water boils in less than half the time, the cooktop surface is safer (doesn’t get hot), and cleanup is easy!

Upfront Discounts

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Upfront Discount

Save up to $840

Depending on your income

If you already have an electric stove (even if it’s not an induction stove), you are not eligible for the HEEHRA upfront discount.

For low-income households (under 80 percent of Area Median Income), HEEHRA covers 100 percent of your electric/induction stove costs up to $840. For moderate-income households (between 80 percent and 150 percent of Area Median Income), HEEHRA covers 50 percent of your electric/induction stove costs up to $840.

Total HEEHRA discounts across all qualified electrification projects are capped at $14,000.

All the details

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How does it work?

The term “electric stove” (or “range” or “cooktop”) includes both traditional electric resistance stoves and modern electric induction stoves. These technologies are quite different, but what matters is that neither burns methane gas inside your home to create heat.

Traditional electric resistance stoves — often with metal coil burners — have been sold for decades, and are what you probably think of when you hear “electric stove.” They operate much like your toaster in that the burner gets hot as electricity passes through a resistance element.

Modern electric induction stoves operate quite differently - energy is transferred directly to the cooking pan through a magnetic field. As a result:

  • The cooktop surface doesn’t get very hot, so there’s less chance of getting burned.
  • They heat super-fast and can be accurately controlled.

So not only are induction stoves better for the environment than gas stoves, but they work better, too.