You are planning to install a new stove as a supplemental heating appliance in your home, but you are debating on whether to go with a wood-burning or a gas stove. Knowing the benefits of each type of stove will help you make this decision wisely. Ashbusters would like to focus on the advantages of gas-burning stoves, and we would like to share some of the many benefits of a gas-fueled heating appliance.
Less Work Involved
If you have a wood-burning stove, there are several manual chores you must do before, during, and after the fire. You have to stack and store your firewood, you have to bring your firewood in from outside, you have to manually build a fire, you have to keep adding logs to the fire to keep it going, you have to sweep up the ashes from the floor, and you must clean the ashes out of the firebox. With a gas stove, you do not have to do any of these things to enjoy a fire. All you have to do is turn your gas stove on and adjust the temperature. You will have constant and steady heat with no physical labor.
Less Dangerous Fire Hazards
With a wood-fueled fire, sparks can fly out of the stove and onto furniture, rugs, curtains, and other flammable objects and ignite a house fire. You do not have to ever worry about sparks from a gas fire. Another dangerous fire hazard from burning wood is the accumulation of creosote, a natural compound formed during the condensation process, on your inner chimney walls. Highly combustible, large amounts of creosote deposits in your chimney is one of the main causes of a chimney fire.
Clean Burning and Energy-Efficient
Fewer emissions are released from a gas-fueled fire which benefits the quality of both indoor and outdoor air. You will also typically save 25% on your winter heating costs when using a gas-burning stove.
Ease and Convenience
As mentioned earlier, you do not have to put the manual work with a gas stove as you would with a wood-burning stove. Gas stoves are extremely easy to use by flipping a switch or pushing a button to both start and end a fire. The convenience and ease is made even greater with gas stove units that come with a remote control. Starting a fire from your couch is a reality with a remote-controlled gas stove.
Many models of gas stoves are equipped with a blower or a fan that circulates the heat throughout your house so that not just the area in front of the stove is the only warm spot in the home.
Stylish Decor Options
Gas-burning stoves have many style and design options from which to choose. From traditional and classic to sleek and modern, you can easily find a gas stove model to fit your household decor.
Want to know more about gas stoves? Contact Ashbusters to talk to our expert staff about your options.