Do you prefer electric or gas stoves? Most people have a preference and contractors and experts will attest that homeowners tend to agree that gas stoves beat electric stoves any day. That’s because gas stoves cook more evenly and they cost less to operate. While this does not mean that electric stoves are dying, they are less popular than gas stoves.
In our experience as plumbers, it comes down to the home owner’s preference. The majority of people prefer gas, but there are some who prefer electric. What if your house has an electric stove but you want to switch it to a gas model? Fortunately, if you’re looking to swap your electric stove for a gas version, it shouldn’t be that difficult.
Switching from Electric to Gas
If there is a capped gas line already in the kitchen, switching from electric to gas is a fairly simple task. Usually, hooking up the gas line only involves a simple service call from one of our professional plumbers. On the other hand, if we need to tap into an existing gas line, or if your home doesn’t have any gas at all, it gets a little trickier (but not impossible).
If we need to hook up a gas line in a home, the ease of the task depends on the size of the home. It’s best if we come to your house and take a look at how much gas your household is currently using. We’ll also determine the easiest and best way to drop in a line, whether it comes from the attic or another location.
“How much will it cost to switch to a gas stove?” It depends on a variety of factors, such as whether you presently have a capped gas line and if not, how long the line needs to be. The longer a gas line needs to be extended, the greater the cost. If you have an existing gas line but it does not have the capacity to add a gas stove to the line, it may require us to run 20 to 30 feet of new line from the gas manifold.
While some people convert their gas to electric, the overwhelming majority of homeowners convert their electric appliances to natural gas. According to Jake Rubin, a spokesman for the American Gas Association, the homes that run on natural gas appliances save an average of $840.00 each year – that’s a huge savings.