If your gas stove is due for an upgrade, consider switching to an induction stove. Induction stoves provide a similar cooking experience to gas but are much more energy efficient. Cooking with electricity rather than gas can also be better for our health. Gas stoves generate combustion by-products such as nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide during cooking. When not operating gas stoves continuously leak small amounts of gas. If you have a gas stove, turn on the vent or open a window while you’re using it. Cooking on a gas stove without good ventilation is known to increase the risk of respiratory illnesses such as asthma in children. Switching to an induction stove is a great first step to transitioning your home away from natural gas. If you’re not ready to make the switch just yet, a portable induction burner that plugs into a regular outlet is a great way to try it out and reduce your gas use. Any steel or iron pots and pans will work fine on an induction stove. Aluminum cookware or other non-magnetic materials will require a conversion plate to work on an induction stove.