about the question of type of stove Gas is best for open houses, but realtors say there’s a clear winner.
Damian Lance, a real estate agent in Weehawken, N.J., says homebuyers say food cooked over a fire heats more evenly and tastes better than when cooked on a traditional electric stove. , prefer a gas range. Realtors across the country spoke of the exhaust vents above the stove.
“Gas is still considered a premium product in the home,” says Mark Burns, a real estate agent in Charleston, South Carolina.
Gas vs. Electric Heating Debate Rekindled This Month, Federal Regulators Say was considering limiting About the gas range. “We can ban any product that we can’t make safe,” Richard Tolmka Jr., a member of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, told Bloomberg News on Jan. 9. A White House press secretary later said President Biden did not support a ban on gas stoves.
2022 stanford studies According to a paper published in Environmental Science & Technology, methane leaking from US home stoves has the same climate impact as about 500,000 gasoline-powered cars. The same study found that stoves can expose homes to pollutants that cause respiratory illness.
enacted or proposed by cities such as San Francisco, Seattle, and Denver Prohibiting or discouraging measures Use of fossil fuels in new homes and buildings with the aim of reducing carbon emissions. New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently proposed banning the use of fossil fuels for heating and appliances in certain new buildings by 2025. Many states, including Texas and Ohio, have passed laws to prevent cities from banning natural gas.
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The debate doesn’t appear to have made much of a difference for homebuyers. According to his 2021 survey by the National Association of Home Builders, 51% of his homebuyers prefer gas for cooking, compared to 39% of him who prefer electric. The rest said they had no preference or didn’t know.
Carolyn Meyer, 37, is currently looking for a new home in Omaha, Nebraska, and says she would never buy a home with an electric stove that can’t be converted to gas.
“Not having a gas stove is a deal breaker,” she said. Gas stoves have more responsive heat control, essential for cooking on a skillet, Meyer said. She’s made everything from shrimp and grits to her homemade meatballs to fig glaze-marinated pork chops on her current gas stove in her home.
Even without new regulations, most Americans own electric stoves. 68% of US households there is an electric stove, according to the Energy Information Administration. Coastal states such as California and New Jersey have the highest rates of gas stove use, according to the EIA.
Conventional electric ranges are generally slightly cheaper, according to home service companies
But once installed, gas stoves cost a little less to run, said Angie Hicks, Angi’s chief customer officer.
Proponents of electric stoves say consumer preferences are likely to change as more Americans cook with modern electric induction stoves.
Unlike older electric coil or flat-top stoves, IH doesn’t take a long time to heat up and cool down, and hot surfaces aren’t cumbersome or dangerous to clean like its predecessor, according to professional chefs and building experts. said Rachelle Boucher, Senior Lead, Decarbonization. The Coalition is a non-profit organization that aims to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in buildings.
According to home service company Angi, induction stovetops are fairly expensive, averaging over $3,000. Rebates up to $840 may allow some home his chef to switch to electric. Inflation control law later this year.
Home buyers are facing higher prices and higher interest rates this year. Low in stockThey are unlikely to leave the home they want to buy because it doesn’t have a gas stove, realtors say. Sales of pre-owned homes, which account for the majority of the housing market, 17.8% drop in 2022 The National Association of Realtors announced on Friday that it had increased to 5.03 million from a year ago.
According to Cindy Scholz, a realtor in New York City and East Hampton, New York, many homebuyers will have to give up their desire for gas stoves when buying an apartment in a new building. , she said.
Not all buyers are set on gas. Annalee, 31, her peak isn’t happy with the gas her stove in her new home in Atlanta. Mr. Peake is not used to cooking on gas and is worried about possible gas leaks, so he may eventually replace the stove with an electric one.
“I’m afraid of gas stoves,” she said.
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