Gas Stoves: Easy To Use, Easy To Maintain
Gas stoves offer every bit of the charm of a wood stove, but they make maintenance far easier on the homeowner.
Imagine this: instead of cutting, stacking, curing, and then hauling wood—after which you will refill your stove every few hours and then, finally, scoop ashes—you can activate your stove with the push of a remote control button. Furthermore, you can adjust the flame height and heat with this remote, and when it’s time to go to bed or the party’s over, you simply turn the unit off, rather than waiting for the flames to die out. This ease-of-use is the main draw of a gas stove, which we have watched grow in popularity over the years, especially as the log sets within the gas stoves have become more realistic looking.
Your Gas Stove Options
Most modern gas stove models boast very convincing ceramic log sets, capable of creating flame patterns that will have your guests doing a double-take when you tell them the logs aren’t real. Gas stoves are usually made of cast iron, though the style of stove can vary greatly, offering either old-fashioned charm or a sleek and modern new look.
Gas stoves are available in vent-free and vented versions. While the vented models are connected to chimneys or vented through a pipe on an exterior wall, vent-free models are freestanding and can be placed anywhere in the home where you desire extra warmth.
At The Fireplace Service Company we have many gas stove models we can show you – just let us know what you are looking for!
I Have A Gas Stove. Do I Still Need To Have My Chimney Cleaned?
Yes. If you have a vented gas stove, you will want to be aware of the acidic nature of gas and how it can affect your chimney over time. While wood-burning fireplaces and stoves have creosote accumulation to fight against, gas-fueled appliances must combat corrosive substances that can create dangerous problems inside the chimney and require expensive repairs.
The best way to avoid these problems is to have your chimney inspected annually by a certified technician. You’ll also want to have your gas stove installed by a professional so you can be certain that it is connected and drafting correctly.
Come visit us, and we will show you our gas stove models and help you determine which type of heating appliance will best meet your needs.
If you already have a gas stove and it needs attention or repair, The Fireplace Service Company can be of service to you. Call us today at (256) 845-9814!