All You Need to Know About Gas Stoves: Expert Insights from Your Favorite Aberdeen Fireplace Shop

We understand the allure of a cozy, efficient, and clean gas stove fireplace. Our team has been handling the selection, installation, and maintenance of these stoves for over 30 years. My goal here is to arm you with all the knowledge to make an informed decision on your next stove. This article will cover the ins and outs of gas stove fireplaces to answer all the questions you may have. So…


What Does It Take to Get a Gas Stove Fireplace?

Installing a gas stove fireplace requires a few key steps, first, you’ll need to choose the ideal location. Ideally at the heart of your home as the centerpiece. The place should have easy access to your home’s gas line and a way to vent the exhaust gasses outside, typically through a wall or ceiling.

After deciding on the placement, technicians will extend the gas line, install the gas stove, and connect the venting system.

The overall cost of this process depends on several factors… First, the distance from the gas line, the type of gas stove chosen, the complexity of the installation, and the materials required. You will be supplied with detailed quotes to help you understand these costs and options once you’re at that point.



Gas Stoves Vs. Other Options

What sets gas stove fireplaces apart from their wood and pellet counterparts is the ease of use, efficiency, and cleanliness. Gas stoves can be turned on or off with a switch or remote control, unlike wood stoves which require constant attention. Or pellet stoves that need to be fed with pellets among several other factors…

They are also cleaner than traditional fireplaces, reducing the amount of particulate matter in your home. Efficiency is another major advantage, as you can imagine. Gas stoves convert most of the fuel into heat, whereas wood-burning stoves lose a significant amount of energy up the chimney.

Other Benefits of Gas Stove Fireplaces

One major benefit of gas stoves is they can still provide heating during power outages, unlike electric heating options. This can be a major advantage for those living in areas with frequent power outages during the winter months.


The crackling fire awaits you…

Let’s talk design!

Gas stoves have come a long way from their early designs. Today, you can choose from an extensive range of styles and finishes that can perfectly complement your home decor. Whether your home embraces a traditional, rustic charm or a modern, minimalist aesthetic, there is a gas stove fireplace for you.

Traditional Gas Stoves These designs mimic the look of old-world wood-burning stoves, boasting classic detailing and a timeless appeal. Traditional stoves often come in cast iron construction with a black or graphite finish. Some even have faux wood logs inside to give the illusion of a wood-burning fire. This is usually the most popular option for the local Aberdeen fireplaces as many of our customers have these stoves placed under elk trophies.

Contemporary Gas Stoves – If your home has a modern aesthetic, contemporary gas stoves offer sleek designs, clean lines, and innovative finishes like stainless steel, bronze, or even bold color options. The flames in these models often dance over river rocks, glass beads, or sculptural fire art instead of the conventional log set.

Transitional Gas Stoves – These models blend the best of both worlds, balancing the classic appeal of traditional stoves with the sleekness of contemporary designs. If you can’t decide between the old-world charm and the modern vibe, a timeless gas stove might be your ideal pick!

Remember, a fireplace is often the focal point of a room, so it’s worth taking the time to choose a model that you love and one that enhances the overall aesthetic of your space.

Flame and Heat Control with Gas Stoves

One of the major advantages of gas stove fireplaces that sets them apart is the level of control they offer. With a gas stove, managing the flame and heat output is as simple as adjusting a dial or pressing a button.


Most models come with a built-in thermostat or a remote control system that you can operate without getting up. Much like your tv remote. These allow you to conveniently set your desired temperature, and the stove will automatically adjust the flame to maintain it. This level of precision is ideal for keeping a comfortable and consistent temperature in your living space, something that can be challenging with wood stoves.


Whether you’re craving a high, roaring fire on a particularly cold day or a low, ambient flame for a slightly chilly evening, a gas stove can effortlessly deliver. This ability to control the flame intensity and heat output not only ensures a comfortable environment, but also maintains efficient fuel consumption.


All fireplace stores and of course our team at our Aberdeen fireplace shop are always on hand to demonstrate the controls and features of the range of gas stoves. Don’t worry, it’s really easy…



Maintenance for these gas stoves is a breeze. The need for constant cleaning is dwindled as there is no soot or ash produced, making it cheaper and quicker each year. But still, an annual professional check-up is recommended to ensure all components are working properly, and there are no gas leaks or venting issues.

Hearth Pad, Flue Installation & Fuel Source

The setup for a gas stove is pretty straightforward but needs to be done by a certified professional to ensure safety and efficiency. The hearth pad acts as a safety barrier between the stove and your flooring. This non-combustible surface is recommended for every stove installation, including gas stoves that are lower heat, to prevent any accidents.

Flue installation, also known as the venting system, is an essential part of the setup. It carries combustion gasses from your gas stove outside your home, keeping your indoor air quality clean. The flue can either be installed through the roof (vertical flue) or through a wall (horizontal flue). Our professionals at our Aberdeen fireplace shop will help determine which setup suits your home the best.

There are two types of fuel that are used for gas stoves – natural gas and propane.

Natural gas is typically delivered to homes through a network of underground pipes, making it a convenient option if your home is already connected to the gas grid. It is a relatively affordable fuel and burns cleanly, producing fewer emissions than many other fuel types.

Propane, on the other hand, is stored in a tank which can be refilled or replaced when empty. This option is ideal for homes located in rural areas where a natural gas line might not be available. Plus, propane produces about twice the heat of natural gas, making it highly efficient, though it can be more expensive…

The choice between Natural Gas and Propane often depends on your home’s location and the availability of each fuel type. Both options can be accommodated in a gas stove fireplace, but each may require specific installation considerations and appliances.

For those of us in Washington, natural gas is no longer being installed. So, us locally with Aberdeen fireplaces, we need to have propane.

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Gas stove fireplaces provide comfort, efficiency, and a touch of class. Personally, this is what I installed at my home (I own a fireplace store) so I recommend them highly.

For more insights into fireplaces, keep checking our blog, or better yet, visit our shop to see our wide range of popular Aberdeen fireplaces!

Hope this helped!

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