If you want the appearance and warmth of a wood stove but you don’t have readily available firewood, our gas stoves would be perfect. They have all of the advantages of their wood burning counterparts – without the wood. These stoves are perfect for apartments, houses in the city or anywhere that makes ventilation difficult. And because most gas stoves operate on a millivolt ignition system, they also have the added bonus of continued operation when the electricity is out. Embrace the comforting light and warmth of our gas stoves while the rest of the neighborhood is dark.
Convenience and Ease of Use
While they provide the same warm atmosphere, gas stoves bring a convenience and ease of use you’ll never find with wood. Gas stoves can be operated with a switch or thermostat and can be used as parts of your home’s heating system. They also have the benefit of producing less air pollution than wood, require very little maintenance and tend to be less expensive than a wood burning stove. When you want the benefits of a wood stove, but can’t burn wood – a gas stove is the heating source you’ve been looking for.
Below are a list of manufacturers that we represent. Peruse the different styles and benefits of each to see what’s right for your home.
Gas Stove Size
Selection of a stove with the appropriate output is crucial in satisfying your heating needs. The following sizes, BTU’s and approximate areas that can be heated are simply guidelines. Other factors such as heat loss, circulation, and types of construction have a major impact on the effectiveness of the heating appliance.
Small: 10-18,000 BTU – up to 800 sq. ft.
Medium: 25-30,000 BTU – up to 1400 sq. ft.
Large: 35-40,000 BTU – up to 1800 sq. ft.
Gas Stove Venting Options
Direct Vent Uses a sealed firebox. Outside air is drawn into the stove or fireplace for combustion, and the exhaust gases are vented back out. This reduces drafts and increases efficiency, as heated room air is not used for combustion. Venting versatility is a plus with this method as venting can be straight out the wall, through the ceiling, into an existing chimney, or even through a fireplace. This system is well suited for today’s tighter homes where air infiltration is greatly reduced.
B Vent Open to the atmosphere. Room air is drawn into the stove or fireplace for combustion. Venting is generally through an existing interior chimney or fireplace. As combustion air must be replaced, this system works best in an older home, which is less airtight.
Vent Free A controversial system that is virtually an open fire. Room air is used for combustion and the ensuing by-products are exhausted into the room. It is intended as a decorative appliance, not as a heat source. Instructions generally require a window be open 6” while the appliance is in operation. This restricts the use to warmer climates and to summer camps.
Gas Stove Manufacturers
For over 35 years, Vermont Castings has been committed to providing beautiful products with iconic style and superior heating efficiency.
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