Natural Gas & LPG Stoves
Gas stoves are designed to look like wood burning stoves, providing a warm glow and hearty roar which is instinctively pleasing. It is extremely difficult to tell the difference between modern gas stoves and traditional wood burning stoves, as modern materials enable very similar aesthetic properties in order to simulate wood burning. Like wood, gas is an inexpensive and highly efficient way of heating your home, but there are several of other advantages of a gas burning stove.
Easy to Light
Anyone who has ever owned a wood burner knows that they can be a hassle to get going, using paper, fire lighters and wood kindling, they usually take up to half an hour to start burning at full efficiency. Alternatively one only needs to turn a gas stove on and it is burning at maximum efficiency in a matter of seconds. Ideal when returning home from a chilly walk and you need to warm the house and yourself up as quickly as possible.
Simple to Control
One of the difficulties of wood burning stoves is that they have to be constantly refilled with logs and wood. It is also very difficult to maintain a constant temperature as the amount of wood within the system is always fluctuating. Alternatively gas burning stoves are plugged into the mains gas system and can be controlled simply by adjusting the level using a dial or in some cases a remote control.
Low Fuel Maintenance
As gas stoves are plugged into the mains gas, they do not require hefty amounts of fuel storage. Even if you use bottled gas, this takes up minimal space. Also people who use a wood burner, often require a large storage facility such as a shed or outhouse, in which wood can be left to dry and cure so it is ready for burning. This has to be constantly restocked, requiring frequent deliveries.