In March 2022, a representative of the Harbord Village Residents’ Association (HVRA), was invited by the board of the GVCA to tell us about the HVRA’s NetZero project. As part of this project, the HVRA decided to work on bulk-buying opportunities for members of community associations in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario to provide home owners with opportunities to reduce their carbon footprint. One of these is a Best Buy deal on induction stoves that is open to anyone within Best Buy’s catchment areas – that means YOU!
Induction stoves heat water twice as fast as gas and they are safer than both gas and conventional electric stoves. Best Buy is providing discounts of $300 to $900 on seven different induction stove ranges and $100 to $150 on three different induction stove cooktops. Best of all, they have a special team who will discuss which brand of an induction range or cooktop might best meet the needs of a particular individual.
Why are we doing this?
Most homes in Ontario cities have 3 gas appliances and together, they generate significant greenhouse gas emissions. Besides gas stoves, many have gas water heaters and gas furnaces. Replacing a gas cookstove is a good first step in transitioning off fossil fuels, because doing so will also yield health benefits. Research shows that gas stoves release considerable amounts of indoor air pollutants, much of which linger long after people turn off their exhaust systems.
As part of their promotion of this opportunity, the Harbord Village Residents’ Association is offering a free webinar to provide homeowners with information on induction stoves:
In this free webinar, Ryan Pierce from Samsung will explain how induction stoves work and the practical and environmental benefits they provide. He’ll also summarize the research showing the negative impacts of gas stoves on the health of those that have them. In addition, we’ll hear from an induction stove user, and we’ll learn how to take advantage of the bulk discounts that we have negotiated with Best Buy. There will be lots of time to ask questions in this 60-90 minute session. Please register here: https://bit.ly/3sEGAVx