Over the past decades, alternative heating sources are becoming popular. Nowadays, heating appliances come with the ability to burn with many different fuels. In the past, your only fuel source available for alternative heating was wood, which was usually burned in an open hearth. Although they offer a wonderful ambiance, they lack in efficiency. Furthermore, the amount of labor and maintenance involved with owning an open hearth, wood burning system is a lot time, work, and cost. However, there are other appliance available to people who want to add a warm and cozy ambiance to their home while also being efficient. At Northeastern Fireplace and Design, we want to let you know why a gas or propane stove might be the right choice for you.

Gas and Propane Stoves

gas stoveGas stoves are gaining popularity because they are efficient and wonderful heat producers. If you are looking for an appliance to supplement your home’s heating, a gas stove is the right choice. There are a number of reasons why people are switching to gas stoves. First of all, they are easy to operate, especially compared to wood burning stoves. Wood stoves require chopping and stacking wood, as well as building and feeding a fire. Operating a gas stove is easier and consists of turning on a switch.

Maintenance is also relatively easy with a gas stoves. Since natural gas and propane are clean burning, there is very little byproduct produced. This means that there is no ash produced, and a fraction of the soot and creosote produced compared to a wood or coal burning stove. Gas stoves are much easier to maintain, and there is less cleaning involved. This being said, it is still extremely important to have your stove and chimney inspected once a year by a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified chimney technician. CSIA certified chimney technician will make sure all the components of your gas stove is working correctly and operational.

Come and See Us Today

At Northeastern Fireplace and Design, we offer more than just gas stoves. We also offer a wide range of appliances in a variety of styles and designs. If you are in the market for a new stove, visit our showroom at 1650 US Route 9W Suite 101, Selkirk, NY, 12158 and talk to our home heating experts today!