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Kristine Bla…, Home Buyer in Manchester, CT

Gas stoves non-existent in Florida...

Asked by Kristine Blake, Manchester, CT Sun May 20, 2012

Why is it so difficult to find gas stoves in homes or condos? I only found one in all of Florida.

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Hi again Rootsgal,

There are a few out there but mostly in the rural, unincorporated areas. Electric has taken over because of cost and efficiency. You do have options, though. Liquid propane(LP Gas) is available for a fee and there are local companies that can service your home on a regular basis. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR(R)
Watson Realty Corp.
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Electric stoves, clothes dryers and heaters are far less efficient than gas ones. The cost difference is usually better with natural gas as well, except in areas where it is not readily available.
Flag Tue Jun 16, 2015
The local governments did not lay natural gas lines when running infrastructure in our communities. You can get natural gas tanks from gas companies. They put a tank next to the house and run the lines for you. Then you pay for refilling the tank.

Not too bad of an option.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun May 20, 2012
Thank you to all answers. That is part of my dream kitchen.
Flag Mon May 21, 2012
Gas stoves are uncommon, primarily due to the fact most cities do not have natural gas distributed to the homes. LP Gas is the more common alternative, which is readily available......cost of operation is another factor in why you don't see as many (both of the stove and incremental cost of the gas.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 22, 2012
Fire is energy because it changes the state of matter, it consumes matter and it generates energy--heat Fire is a chemical reaction which requires 3 things in order to exist.
1. Fuel, the material you’re going to burn.
2. Oxygen, just like us fire uses oxygen and releases C02.
3. Heat release, fire must release the heat it produces.
http://www.thefireplacecompany.co.uk/ this company have an interesting and inspiring showroom with plenty of displays incorporating 18 live Gas Fires, 6 live multi-fuel stoves and cassettes and plenty of electric fires. There is a selection of fireplaces in timber, stone, marble and cast iron with something to suit all budgets.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 22, 2012
Tampa has many communities with natural gas piped to the house.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 21, 2012
I can find you more than one... but it would be in Miami! Older areas like Coral Gables and Hialeah have natural gas.
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