Gas Stoves | Designer, Architect, & Builder Info
Gas stoves are freestanding and are designed to burn either natural gas or propane. Most gas stoves have a cast iron body but can be constructed from steel as well. The best way to quantify the size of a gas stove is by BTU/hour input rating. The smallest stoves are rated at about 12,000 – 20,000 BTU/hour. Medium-sized stoves range roughly from 22,000 – 28,000 Btu/hour and those rated above 30,000/hr are generally considered to be large models. Gas stoves are direct vent appliances. While you may have heard ‘direct vent’ used to refer to a model that vents directly out the back and terminates horizontally; however, direct vent actually means that a single pipe has air flowing in two directions—intake air passing from the outside environment to the firebox and exhaust going the other way from the firebox to the outside. In direct vent appliances, no combustion air is drawn from the home and no exhaust enters the home. All models have ceramic glass (which radiates the largest percentage of the heat into the room) and all either come with a heat-circulating blower or have it as an option. Typical project cost for a gas stove installation falls between $4,500-$8,000 but varies based on the complexity of your project.
Our top-of-the line gas stoves are manufactured by Lopi. Known for their traditional look, these stoves are powerful, reliable heaters.
Hearthstone offers high-quality gas stoves in a variety styles, both contemporary and traditional.
Vermont Castings offers a variety of traditional style gas stoves.