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Return to No-Regrets Remodeling index The choices here will depend on the number of cooks in your house, their cooking preferences, and whether or not the home is a candidate for fuel switching. Some people prefer to cook with gas, while others favor noncombustion appliances. Remodeling is the time to make the switch, since running gas pipes, vents, and electrical connections will influence the layout of the kitchen. Depending on the local gas and electric rates, energy savings can be significant over time, even with the cost of switching factored in. If another appliance—a furnace, clothes dryer, or water heater—is also on a switch list, take this into consideration when you look at placement and installation costs. Gas ranges Almost all modern gas ranges save energy with electronic or thermal ignitors instead of standing pilot lights. The commercial ranges (new and used)...

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