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Converting from Electric to a Gas Range

Ask any chef, and they'll tell you that they prefer to cook on gas stoves over the electric models. Why? Because gas stoves are known for heating up faster, it's easier to control their temperature, and they cool down faster, which is good if you're the forgetful type or have young children in the house.

Perhaps the house you're purchasing has an electric range, and you're thinking about switching to gas. Or, perhaps you love to watch cooking channels and now you're ready to switch out your electric range to a gas model.

If you pull your range out and discover that your home has electric and gas hookups, then you're in luck. All you need to do is go to your nearest home improvement mega center or appliance store and buy a new gas range.

On the other hand, if there is no gas that runs to the stove, but your home does have natural gas running in it, such as a gas water heater, you'll need a licensed plumber to check out your home and give you a price quote.

Often, people will contact us and ask us about converting from an electric range or cooktop to gas. If the homeowner already has gas there, all we need to do is hook up the gas. However, if the cooking area does not have a gas hookup, our next step is to find the best way to get gas running to the range.

Finding a way to route gas will have a lot to do with the size of the pipes in the home. Sometimes, people may say that their water heater is very close to it, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's that simple.

There has to be enough gas going into the water heater, and there may not be enough gas going to the water heater to provide for a gas range.

So, would schedule a service call, take a look at the house, determine the home's current gas usage, what size gas lines the house has, and if we can draw gas to the range from there. Often, we are able to route gas from the attic, dropping it down the wall, behind the gas range.

Converting from gas to electric is not a DIY project! It may be necessary to tap into the existing gas supply line in the attic, or in the basement because the house previously had an electric range and there was no gas valve behind the oven in the kitchen.

Interested in converting from an electric range to gas? Contact A-1 Sewer & Septic Service Inc. for an estimate!

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A-1 Sewer & Septic Service Inc. - Kansas City Plumber
Located at 6370 Carter Street Shawnee, KS 66203. View Map
Phone: (913) 631-5201
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