Top Reasons to Install a Decorative Gas Heating Stove

An alternative heating source that has grown in popularity over the years are decorative gas stove heating systems. While gas fireplaces, gas logs, and gas inserts have their own benefits, decorative gas stoves offer a timeless style, efficiency, and convenience that many New Englanders love. What are the top benefits of a decorative gas heating stove? Why should you invest in one of these heating appliances for your Cape Cod home? Breakaway is your trusted heating expert and we want to give you all the details you need to make an informed decision. Continue reading this blog post to learn about the benefits of choosing a decorative gas stove heating system for your home.

Top 7 Reasons to Choose A Decorative Gas Heating Stove:


Decorative gas stoves are very convenient for Cape Cod homeowners. Don’t want to order a large quantity of wood or pellets to get your through the winter? Don’t want to perform the physical labor of stacking that firewood outside and then bringing it inside when using it? If you were to install a decorative gas heating stove, then you wouldn’t have to do any of this. Instead, with the flick of switch, remote, or button, you could get your gas stove fired up and heating your home quickly and easily.

Your gas decorative stove can also be connected to your home’s existing natural gas or propane supply. No more worrying about loading wood or running out of fuel! In addition to the added convenience of fuel, modern decorative gas heating stoves come with special features for added control of the stove temperature.

Worried about losing power on a cold winter night and not having heat for your home? A gas operated appliance, such as a gas stove, can operate without electricity. Wood and pellet burning stoves, however, would not be usable in a power outage. These wood and pellet stoves need power for the auger feed of pellets to the fire chamber.


Decorative gas stoves are more versatile than wood burning stoves. Gas stove heating systems can be installed in places that wood stoves cannot. For example, gas stove installation can be located within a few inches of regular sheet rock walls. They can also be placed on wood floors. On the other hand, wood and pellet stoves need heat protected walls and hearth to operate safely.

Also, gas stoves can be vented several ways. For example, there are gas stoves which vent up an existing chimney, then there are direct vent (venting directly to the outside) and vent-free gas stove (venting to the inside of the home) options as well.


A huge benefit of decorative gas heating stoves is the efficiency. When compared to wood burning gas stoves, gas stove heating systems are more efficient. Decorative gas stoves are clean-burning. And, they have a closed combustion system that doesn’t allow heat to escape to the outdoors. You can also control the temperature of the gas stove heating system by turning it up or down. This means that your home will heat quickly, and you’ll pay less on your gas heating bill.

Timeless Style

Decorative gas stoves are built with a timeless craftmanship style, which makes them a beautiful addition to any Cape Cod home or cottage. From traditional to modern, our decorative gas heating stove appliances can accentuate the décor of any room. Models with glass windows allow you to enjoy the ambience of a crackling, realistic fire without the open flame of a traditional fireplace. You can look forward to getting mesmerized by the beautiful fire with logs and glowing embers. These contemporary gas stoves for heating will give your home a rustic look and a truly inviting atmosphere. Trust us, with a decorative gas stove, you and your guests will want to always get cozy in this room during the winter.

Low Maintenance

Decorative gas stoves are pretty low maintenance and don’t require a lot of upkeep. Gas stoves are designed so that there is not a need for cleaning residual smoke or ash. However, we would recommend that you get an annual heating tune-up by a qualified HVAC professional, such as Breakaway. Doing so ensures that your heating system continues to operate properly, safely, and efficiently. This contrasts with wood burning stoves, which generate dirt and smoke from the firewood. This means that the wood burning stove will require regular cleaning.

Extra Warmth

Decorative gas heating stoves can put off a considerable amount of heat inside your Cape Cod home. Square footage of the heat reach depends on the brand and model BTU’s, but they usually can heat quite large living areas. Using your gas stove heating system during the coldest months can also help offset your central heating system. Don’t worry about it getting too warm for comfort in your home though. These decorative gas stove fireplaces can be turned down to enjoy the fire with less warmth.

Contrast this with a wood burning stove, where it is much more difficult to regulate the temperatures or heat output.


Decorative gas stoves are a safer product than a wood-burning stove. Decorative gas heating stoves have a safety screen, which will prevent kids or pets (or you) from touching the stove and getting hurt. In addition to this, wood burning stoves require maintenance to prevent a buildup of soot or chemicals. Failure to maintain the upkeep of a wood burning stove can result in fire hazards.

A decorative gas heating stove does not release dangerous particles into the home during operation, while a wood burning stove does. A decorative gas stove is a much more controlled environment without all the unpredictability of the sparks and real flame of a wood burning stove.

Plus, gas fire stoves have safety mechanisms that will shut the unit down if there is a problem. This differs from wood or pellet stoves, which do not have this type of safety measure.

Related: Gas Fireplaces vs. Gas Inserts vs. Gas Logs: What Are The Differences?

Breakaway: Cape Cod’s #1 Decorative Gas Heating Stove Experts

If you are thinking about purchasing a decorative gas heating stove appliance, Breakaway is here to help you. Breakaway carries a wide selection of efficient, design-friendly gas stove heating appliances that will bring extra warmth and style to any room in your Cape Cod home. Whether you are looking to replace your current wood stove or add a completely new piece to your home, we’ve got you covered. Breakaway offers several decorative gas stove brands, including Dutch West, White Mountain Hearth (Empire), Iron Strike, Napoleon, and Monesson. If you’re interested in vent free or direct vent gas stove installation, we have a solution for you.

Not sure if a decorative gas heating stove is right for you and your home’s environment? Breakaway also professionally installs other heating products, including gas fireplaces, gas inserts, gas logs, and generators. Stop by our South Dennis or Mashpee store locations to see some of our gas heating products. Our staff can fully explain the features and benefits of all our heating systems. Our goal is to find the right product for you. Visit our stores, call us at 508-398-3831, or contact us online for more information.


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