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Old 02-19-2019, 09:28 AM
 
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Living in CA looking at Houses in OH. I don't see many stoves that run on gas, they are mostly all electric. I've seen some gas fireplaces but they still have electric stoves. Any ideas why this is?
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:45 PM
 
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Those of us living in the countryside are typically on propane. We have propane tanks, that are filled by delivery-trucks, arriving once annually, or thereabouts (depending on size of tank and rate of usage). The propane is used to fire the central heating unit, and also for fireplace inserts. More urban/suburban situations may have natural gas, if it's available via public supply.

Natural-gas stoves are occasionally found, and are favored by some persons who profess culinary prowess. For the rest of us, electric stoves (both stove-tops and ovens) are adequate, and are probably more common. As to why this is so, well, it's probably because electrical connections are easier to make, than gas-lines.
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Old 02-21-2019, 05:01 PM
 
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Those of us living in the countryside are typically on propane. We have propane tanks, that are filled by delivery-trucks, arriving once annually, or thereabouts (depending on size of tank and rate of usage). The propane is used to fire the central heating unit, and also for fireplace inserts. More urban/suburban situations may have natural gas, if it's available via public supply.

Natural-gas stoves are occasionally found, and are favored by some persons who profess culinary prowess. For the rest of us, electric stoves (both stove-tops and ovens) are adequate, and are probably more common. As to why this is so, well, it's probably because electrical connections are easier to make, than gas-lines.


Natural gas stoves have an open flame and you can do things like toast marshmallows over the flame.

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Old Yesterday, 11:49 PM
 
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Living in CA looking at Houses in OH. I don't see many stoves that run on gas, they are mostly all electric. I've seen some gas fireplaces but they still have electric stoves. Any ideas why this is?

Proximity to supply and distribution. NG requires pipelines which are expensive to run and maintain, especially if the customer density is low. Power lines are already available, so it's easier/cheaper to just make the home all electric. If the house has an NG supply with an electric stove, it was probably what the homeowner wanted at some point.



NG is pretty abundant in OH. Many semi-rural areas even have centralized wells. I actually have an old well on my property which supplies enough to do everything other than heat the house (stove, hot water, dryer).
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