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CORE (Pitkin and Eagle Counties in the Roaring Fork Valley): Heat pump incentive – 25% up to $2,500.

What is induction cooking? And how does it work?

Induction cooking is a relatively new electric cooking technology. Induction cooking works by creating a magnetic field between the cooking pan/pot and the magnetic coils beneath the cooking surface. The magnetic field then heats the contents of the cooking pot.

What are the benefits of induction cooking?

Induction cooking offers several benefits compared to cooking with gas or propane. It is safer because there are no direct flames and no fire hazard. It is healthier because there are no emissions of pollutants such as carbon monoxide and nitrous oxides. And induction also heats up food quicker than with gas or propane. Induction cooktops are also very easy to clean, because they are smooth, and the cooking surface itself does not get hot.

5 hacks to make your heat pump more effective

Before considering how or whether to upgrade your home’s heating system, you should start with making sure your home is well-insulated. Improving your home’s efficiency by insulating, air sealing, and other weatherization steps will help your heat pump or other heating system work more effectively. Weatherizing will save you money on heating and cooling, improve your comfort, and (as with heat pumps) may be financed through incentives or rebates to help pay for it. See the weatherization/home performance section in this DYI Guide

Check with your electric or gas utility or local government energy services department to take advantage of rebates and financing assistance for home weatherization. (See utility rebates)

If your family qualifies as “low-income,” you can apply for free help in weatherizing your home through the Colorado Energy Office’s Weatherization Assistance Program.

3 hidden benefits of owning a heat pump

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How does induction cooking work?

Induction cooking works by creating a magnetic field between the cooking pan/pot and the magnetic coils beneath the cooking surface. The magnetic field then heats the contents of the cooking pot.

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