A gas stove is an environmentally friendly alternative to a wood stove for heating your house. Similar to wood stoves in appearance, freestanding gas stoves provide the convenience of using clean natural gas or propane as a fuel source.
A Gas Stove’s Function
A gas stove is a type of heating appliance constructed of steel or cast iron that generates heat by burning natural gas or propane. A gas stove is not the same as a gas cooking stove, a gas fireplace, a fireplace with a gas insert, or any other similar appliance. As a standalone heating device often located close to the home’s wall, a gas heating stove is more similar in appearance and fundamental operation to a wood heating stove.
Gas stoves provide focused heating with either natural gas or propane, which helps reduce energy costs. Even though these stoves have open flames, they burn efficiently and cleanly. A gas stove may be a great substitute for a wood stove because they are often prohibited or restricted in communities. In contrast to central heating systems that pump warm air into every room through concealed ducts, a gas stove distributes heat to selected sections of your home in a zoned manner. Because it will continue to run even in the event of a power loss, a gas stove is a superb secondary heating source.
Types of gas stoves
Gas burners without vents burn gases efficiently and emit very little carbon monoxide. Many models are 99.9% efficient. In order to keep exhaust gases within the safe range, smaller flames should be expected in ventless gas stoves compared to vented gas stoves.
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Gas Stoves with Vents
Because they create more heat than unvented gas stoves, vented gas stoves are used more often. Also, because the flames on vented stoves are larger, they look more like real stoves and fireplaces. From vented gas stoves, vent pipes must be routed up through the top of the house and out. Ventilated gas stoves cost significantly more than ventless options. The most affordable ventless units and the least expensive vented versions are almost equal in cost.
How much does it cost to install a gas stove?
Location is important when determining how much it will cost to install a gas stove. The overall cost of installation will be less expensive the closer the unit is to a gas line. At the absolute least, plumbers will charge between $250 and $300 to connect a gas stove to a nearby gas line.
Tips for Gas Stove Safety
Maintain the gas stove properly by having it inspected annually for safety by licensed HVAC or gas-heating professionals.
Get a carbon monoxide alarm installed.
Use brushes or a vacuum to clean the vents on the gas range.
Check the gas stove visually for indications of irregular or discoloured flames or heavy soot.
To see the flame, keep the glass door spotless.
Do not touch the glass insert, the door, the top of the appliance, or the ventilation holes so as not to burn yourself.