The kitchen stove is the definition of an essential appliance. On average, a gas stove lasts between ten to fifteen years. This means they do need to be replaced or upgraded fairly often.
What are the signs it’s time to replace a gas stove?
As a gas stove installation company, there are three common signs that a gas stove is approaching the end of its useful life.
The first sign is that all of a sudden, the food you’re cooking in the oven comes out either burnt or undercooked. You haven’t abruptly lost your ability to make delicious food. Instead, the oven is not performing properly due to mechanical issues with the stove.
Another sign that the gas stove needs replacement is a foul odor coming from the stove. This can indicate damage to the stove’s wiring or other electric components. This is a different smell than the smell of gas – if you smell gas, do not turn on your stove. Call your local master plumber right away for immediate help.
The third sign is that the oven is taking much longer to preheat than usual. Additionally, if one or more of the burners just doesn’t work, or produces an erratic or irregular flame, it’s a sign to have a new stove installed.
Gas Stove Installation in NYC
When you buy a new gas stove, your first question may be how will I have this stove installed? The installation teams that contract with big box stores are often the lowest bidder – not necessarily the caliber of professional you want in your home. In NYC it is the law that new gas stove installation be performed by a licensed master plumber. This is due to the potentially explosive nature of any errors made during gas appliance installation.
Gas stove installation is generally a very simple process. If you’re having the new stove installed in the same location as the old stove, that is the simplest option. However, your gas stove installation company can also help you if your kitchen renovation includes moving the stove to a new location within the kitchen.