Our collection of Napoleon freestanding gas stoves are as charming as they are efficient! Available in both direct vent and vent free models, you have your choice of many styles and finish colors to match your decor. These high performance gas heating stoves can be connected to your current fuel source, either propane or natural gas. Choose a model that produces a robust 44,000 BTUs or a smaller unit with a output of 20,000 BTUs, depending on your needs. With safety features figured in to the design and function of these beautiful heating stoves, you are guaranteed a lifetime of enjoyment and comfort.
What is the difference between a direct vent and a vent free gas stove?
- Direct vent gas stoves are sealed, independent appliances. They have a double wall pipe connected to them which is routed directly through the wall (or ceiling) in the room where it is installed. The main (outer) pipe draws outside air into the firebox, while the center pipe is responsible for evacuating combustion gases and moisture back outside. No chimney is required for this appliance.
Vent free appliances use oxygen from the room in which they're installed for combustion (a.k.a. the "burn process"). They also require no chimney. Because they expel some combustion gases into the house, certain states have banned vent free gas stoves: Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Maine, Utah, and Wisconsin. (Wisconsin restricts the installation of vent free appliances in homes constructed after 1980.) While vent free gas stoves are deemed safe, they will affect the air quality and give off a slight odor. Safety sensors and catalytic combustors have added to the reliability of these appliances.
Can I burn wood in my gas stove?
- No. Burning wood or anything other than gas (such as refuse or papers) in your stove is considered a fire hazard. Only burn the fuel type (propane or natural gas) that your appliance was designed for.
Does a gas stove need electricity to operate?
- Gas heating stoves create their own electricity! A device called a thermopile is configured into the pilot light. It creates millivolts of electricity that are used to open and close the gas valve. This means your gas stove will still work even if the power goes out. Some gas stoves are equipped with a blower system; however, our Napoleon gas stoves radiate heat quite efficiently o their own.