If you’ve been suffering with less than stellar performance from your gas stove, but have been hesitant to have it repaired or replaced due to the NY ban on gas stoves, do we have good news for you. At this time, it’s completely legal to have the existing stove in your NYC home repaired or replaced.
Understanding the Gas Stove Ban
In an effort to promote public health and fight climate change, a ban on gas stoves has been passed in NY. This ban applies to new construction only. This means that the stove in your home is fine, and can be repaired, replaced, or upgraded as needed. The new construction limits go into effect in either 2025 or 2028, depending on the height of your building.
No one has been given the authority to remove gas stoves from existing homes. For this reason, if you’ve been putting off repairs because you’re worried about losing your gas stove, please don’t. It’s vitally important for your safety that gas stoves function properly at all times.
The reason the ban was put in place is the emissions from gas stoves can be harmful to the health. This is the reason that gas stoves must be operated in a well-ventilated room. This has always been true and should be familiar news to anyone using a gas stove.
Gas Stove Repair & Gas Stove Installation in NYC
The most common problems with gas stoves are problems with the burners. If a burner is not lighting, or you see only limited flame when the burner is lit, it is time to have the stove repaired. Many burner issues can be remedied by a thorough cleaning and potentially replacement of the ignition components.
If at any time you smell gas from your gas stove, make sure there are no open flames in the area. Shut off the stove and call your emergency plumber for immediate repairs.
If you’re planning on replacing the gas stove, have your local licensed master plumber perform the gas line installation. This is required by local codes to keep the neighborhood safe.