Your gas-fueled heating stove runs on natural gas or propane. It’s a clean, convenient, and efficient way to heat a portion of your home.

Let Northeastern Fireplace & Design walk you through a brief overview of the major parts of your gas-fired heating stove.

Your gas stove burns natural gas or propane and generates heat inside a firebox. Many stoves have soapstone that surrounds the firebox. This material absorbs the heat and radiates it outward. The soapstone, or a similar material, slowly releases heat and reheats itself from the fire in a constant pattern.

Gas stoves are typically connected to a thermostat, which regulates the amount of heat produced.

If natural gas is used, it is delivered under pressure by your utility. With propane, the tank is pressurized and controlled by a regulator between the tank and your home. Since pumps or other electrical components are not employed, a gas stove can operate during a power outage. (A wall thermostat and remote control can operate on batteries.) A controller in the stove generates voltage from the pilot flame, and operates valves to the pilot and main burner. The pilot is a small flame that burns continuously once lit. The pilot must be lit for the stove to operate.

Direct-vent stoves have a flue made up of concentric pipes.

The inner pipe carries hot flue gases outside. The outer one draws fresh air from outside into the stove for combustion. As the hot exhaust and the cold outside air pass by each other, the incoming air is warmed and the outgoing exhaust is cooled, precluding the need for a chimney.

The stove also has an igniter that lights the pilot by creating a spark.

A series of knobs or switches typically control off-on and heat output.

The main burner consists of a stainless steel pan located under the log set where the gas and air are mixed and ignited. Flames rise up through the log set that sits on top of the main burner.

The thermocouple and thermopile are small metallic devices that produce voltage when heated by the pilot. While the pilot is on, low voltage activates an electromagnet, which keeps the gas supply valve open. If the pilot goes out, the supply of gas to the stove is shut off. This is important for safety.

Northeastern Fireplace & Design has a rich variety of gas or propane stoves for sale!

In fact, during the tax season we offer special discounts. Come into our showroom at 1650 US Route 9W Suite 101, Selkirk, NY, to see our offerings.

Over the course of decades, we have had thousands of satisfied customers throughout the Capital District, western Massachusetts, eastern New York and beyond. We have 35+ years of superior service throughout the region. Contact us directly to learn more. Call us today at (518) 767-9314.

You might be surprised by the charm and ambiance that a gas stove provides. Come in and see for yourself.