Gas Stoves vs. Wood Burners

If you are thinking about a little more heat and ambience to your home ready for the wintertime, gas stoves and wood burners are both great options. They each have their own pros and cons, so it is important to do your research about both before making your decision.

Which creates the best ambience?

There is nothing nicer on a winters evening than settling down in front of a fire. For ambience, wood burners are the best option, as their crackling sound and rustic smell instantly takes you away to somewhere peaceful. However, gas stoves give you a realistic flame and glow, without the smell or sound, so it depends o what you are looking for.

Which require the least maintenance?

Wood burners require more maintenance, as dirt and smoke are created by the firewood. This needs to be cleaned out regularly. Soot can also build up in the chimney, which will need to be cleaned out from time to time to keep everything running smoothly. On the other hand, gas stoves create no ash or smoke and require no maintenance on your part. As they are a gas appliance, they should ideally be serviced annually.

Which is the most energy efficient?

As climate change becomes an ever growing problem, there is more of a need than ever to install energy-efficient appliances. Not only is this better for the environment, but it also saves you money on your energy bills. While wood burners may seem like they should be more efficient, gas is the better option by far. They can easily heat up your whole room, without being overly expensive.

Which is the safest option?

Gas stoves are the safest option, for a number of reasons. They do not release fumes or particles into the air while they are running, making them safer when in operation. As well as this, they have no spark or real flame to present a fire hazard. This is particularly useful for homes that have children or pets. While gas leaks are a potential hazard, it is very unlikely.

Need a gas stove or log burner in your home?

Hopefully, this blog post has helped you to decide which option is best for you. We install both options across Worthing, Brighton and Sussex. To get in touch, give us a call on 01273 434374, fill out the contact form on our website, or email us at We hope to hear from you soon!