How To Convert To A Gas Stove
If you know someone who has switched from electric to a gas stove, you may be wondering how feasible it is for your family to do the same. After all, the benefits of a gas range are numerous, but it feels like a big change. Luckily, it’s not as hard as you might think. Here’s our quick guide to switching:
1 Should You Convert An Electric Stove To A Gas Stove?
The first step in the process is to consider whether or not the change is worth it for your family. The pros of gas ranges are numerous: they offer more precise temperature control, have more consistent heat and save money due to the lower cost of gas. For most, these factors make a gas stove the right choice—especially if you already have a gas hookup!
2 Investigate Your Kitchen
Once you’ve decided to go forward with a gas stove, you’ll need to do some preliminary investigating in your kitchen. Pull your electric 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. (Contact us to learn about our rebate on stove installation!)
Although gas stoves primarily run on gas, they still require an electrical outlet for other functions. 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.
3 Measure Your Space To Make Sure The Gas Range Will Fit
Once you’ve checked the status on gas and electrical hookups, you’ll need to measure the space in your kitchen. This might seem like an obvious step but it’s one that people often miss! You’ll need to measure the height, width and depth of your current stove and make sure that the new gas-powered model can fit in that space.
4 Remove The Old Electric Stove
Luckily, removing the old electric stove is fairly straightforward. Get a dolly, move it under the old stove, tilt it toward you, pull it forward just far enough to reach behind the stove and unplug it and then pull it out the rest of the way.
5 How To Get Rid Of An Old Stove
Once your old stove is removed, you’ll need to do something with it. This part is up to you: if your stove is in good condition, you may be able to sell it locally, or on a site like Craigslist or Facebook. Another great idea is to donate it to charity: if you contact Goodwill or a local charity, they will be able to direct you to the best place to do this in your area. Alternatively, if the stove is damaged, you can contact a junk removal service to handle it for you.
6 Hook Up The New Gas Stove
The final step to replace your old stove is to install the new gas range. It needs to be connected and put into place, but it’s important that you get help from a professional for this step. The connection between your stove and the gas line needs to be completely tight to avoid potentially hazardous leaks, and trying to do it yourself could be dangerous. Your local propane company will make sure the line is safe and secure.
Euliss Propane Can Help You Convert To A Gas Range
Next time you’re searching for a propane gas company near me in Randolph County, choose Euliss! Our team 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! If you’re ready to enjoy precise heating and lowered utility bills, contact us for a free estimate on gas range installation in Randolph County.