Learn More About Our Favorite Freestanding Stoves at Creative Energy

Sometimes all it takes is one purchase to completely transform your home. Create an inviting focal point in any room, reduce your carbon footprint, and keep your home warm and cozy with the addition of a new freestanding stove. When choosing a stove for your home here are a few main differences between gas and wood-burning stoves to keep in mind.

Whether you love the crackle of wood or the convenience of gas, Creative Energy is here to help you decide which is best for your home. No matter which you choose, make sure to have your gas or wood-burning stove inspected by a professional at least once a year to keep it running safely and efficiently.

Freestanding Gas Stoves

Gas stoves are a great choice because they mimic the look of traditional wood-burning stoves without the hassles of cleaning and ongoing maintenance. Here are some of the top benefits of gas-burning stoves:


With a gas stove, you can easily ignite it with the flip of a switch, and the temperature can be adjusted just as easily. For many, these little conveniences make freestanding gas stoves worth every penny.


The realistic artificial wood in gas stoves can bring a lot of much-needed ambiance to a space, but without the smell or sound of wood.


Gas stoves are low-maintenance because they aren’t actually burning anything to create a flame and therefore don’t generate any soot, ash, or debris.

Keep Your Home Warm During Power Outages by Choosing a Gas Stove

Did you know that select gas stoves still work during power outages? 

The Berkshire™ MV is a mid-sized cast iron stove that requires no power to operate. This elegant design is guaranteed to be a great focal point to any home, and is engineered to provide up to 1,400 square feet of comforting radiant heat.

With the Berkshire™, you even get to enjoy the added ambiance of an incredibly realistic artificial wood and flame burning pattern. The highly detailed logs mimic an actual burning wood with an ember glowing bed.

Freestanding Wood Stoves

While gas stoves provide convenience and cleanliness that many homeowners seek out, for some, nothing can compare to the traditional charm of a wood-burning stove. Create ultimate cabin vibes with one of these lovely home additions! Here are some of the things to consider when shopping for a wood stove: 

Affordable Fuel Source

While gas can be convenient, it can also be expensive. If you have access to wood on your property, your fuel source is essentially free!

If you do not have experience operating a wood stove, there can be a bit of a learning curve. From getting the fire started to ensure they are burning efficiently and safely, wood stoves can require a more knowledgeable user.


Wood burning stoves may be ideal for those looking to add more ambiance to their homes. For many people, there is nothing cozier than the crackle of a wood-burning fire with a comforting and familiar scent. 


To ensure your wood stove stays safe and operates efficiently, it does require routine cleaning. Cleaning out your wood-burning stove of any old soot or flammable debris regularly will prolong the lifespan of your unit and reduce any risk of fire-related accidents.

Get Energy Efficient Heating by Choosing a Wood Stove

The Answer NexGen-Fyre™ wood-burning stoves deliver radiant heat that comfortably warms up to 1,4000 square feet of your home with no additional standard utility costs to you. With a 1.5 cubic foot firebox, this stove is large enough to hold an 18” wood log which means longer burn times with less reloading required to keep you home toasty.

Plus, the beautifully compact design is mobile home approved and is sure to keep you warm all winter long.

Don’t Miss Out on Hot Summer Sales on Wood or Gas Stoves at Creative Energy

Still need help choosing a gas or wood stove? The experts at Creative Energy are here to help. If you are looking to transform your home with the addition of a new stove, there is no better time than now!

Contact us or schedule an appointment at one of our San Francisco Bay Area showrooms in San Rafael, San Mateo, and Concord.