Gas stoves allow the user to enjoy the warmth and look of a real wood burning stove, with the convenience of gas. For homeowners looking for an application to warm their space, but don’t want the hassle and mess of dealing with real wood or pellets, the gas stove is a perfect option. Gas stoves are powered by gas that is piped into your home, similar to your oven. The major plus side of a gas stove is the insulation, and the ability to hold higher levels of heat for longer periods of time.
One of the downsides of a gas stove is that gas from a utility service is typically more expensive than firewood or pellets used in other stove types. In the long run, gas stoves are typically more reliable and efficient than wood stoves, but are generally more costly. Before making your purchase, may be wise to contact your local utility service to determine pricing in your region and also determine how much work and maintenance you’re willing to put in when considering gas vs. wood.