More homeowners these days are switching from electric to gas stoves or ranges. Not only are they quicker to heat and more precise, but the lowered operating costs save money in the long run. If you’re thinking about switching, follow our guide to do it right:
1 Find Out If Your Kitchen Is Set Up For A Gas Stove.
A little research is required first. Pull your current stove forward just enough to look behind it and see if there’s an existing gas hookup. If not, you’ll need to have one installed. Costs will vary depending on the home and location so it’s best to contact a local propane company and get an estimate.
While checking behind your range, you’ll also need to look for a 110 volt outlet (an outlet that looks like the others throughout your house). Most electric stoves run on 220 volt outlets, and gas ranges aren’t able to plug into those. If there isn’t a 110 volt outlet behind or near the stove, you’ll have to get one installed.
2 Make Sure The New Gas Range Will Fit.
It might seem obvious, but your new gas range needs to fit in your kitchen! Be sure to measure the height, width, and depth of your current stove and make sure that the new model you get can fit in that same space.
3 Remove The Old Stove.
Removing the old electric stove is relatively simple. Get a dolly and move it under the stove, tilt it toward you, and pull it forward just far enough to reach behind and unplug it, then pull it out the rest of the way.
4 Install The New Gas Stove.
Finally, the new range needs to be connected and put in place. For this step it’s important that you get the help of a professional. The connection between your stove and the gas line needs to be completely tight to avoid potentially hazardous leaks. Your propane professional will make sure the line is safe and secure.
Euliss Propane Can Help You Convert To A Gas Stove.
The experts at Euliss can help you with every step of converting your old stove to gas. In fact, we’re currently offering a $50 rebate on safe installation of gas stoves. Contact us today to find out if gas is suitable for your home and to get an estimate.