Gas Appliances

Looking at switching to natural gas appliances may be a good option to reduce your bills while experiencing higher levels of comfort, convenience and efficiency.

There is a abundant supply of gas in the United States resulting in low, stable prices, and natural gas is considered the cleanest non-renewable energy source, consequently, it can be regarded as the least environmentally damaging option.

If you already have a gas line in your home, or are buying a new home you should consider the probable gains of switching to natural gas and natural gas home appliances.

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What are Natural Gas Appliances?

A gas home appliance uses gas as the main power source. Natural gas home appliances offer a practicable alternative for electrically powered home appliances for heating your living space, heating water, cooking food and even cooling your home and drying your clothes.

In most instances gas home appliances nevertheless require an electrical outlet but use gas as the primary source of power. The quantity electricity used depends on the type of appliance. E.g, a natural gas boiler will provide hot water even if the power goes out, whereas a natural gas clothes dryer still needs electrical components.

Examples of Natural Gas Appliances

Gas could have a great many uses in your house.

Keeping You Warm

Keeping yourself warm with natural gas is usually less expensive than heating your home with electricity. Your costs could be cut in half subject to your energy prices and efficiency.

Gas heats the air in less time and is more reliable.


Aside from heating gas is great for a log fire with real flames.Forget the hassle of having to collect or buy logs or clean out the ashes. With a natural gas fire, you still get all the ambiance and a warm home without the mess.

Cooling Your Home

Natural gas air conditioners can be an efficient method to keep your home cool.

Natural gas powered air conditioning requires a greater initial investment but is more cost effective on an ongoing basis meaning a better return on your investment. Superior efficiency has the added upside of reducing your carbon footprint.

Hot Water

There are two types of natural gas water boilers, on demand and tank. Natural gas heaters are faster and more fuel efficient than electric water boilers. On-demand heaters also give a continuous supply.

The fact that natural gas lines are almost always underground and protected from the weather ensures you can still have hot water even when you don’t have electricity.

Cooking Food

Most people have heard the phrase “cooking with gas”. A great advertising line designed to link the use of natural gas with effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the origin the saying stuck because it is accurate. Most chefs choose natural gas for the fact that they can control the heat, and gas hobs provide a much more efficient way of turning fuel into heat.

Clothes Dryers

Gas might not be the immediate thing you think of when it comes to drying clothes, however, natural gas clothes dryers can be an excellent choice. They operate a few degrees hotter thus drying clothes in a shorter time.

Outdoor Living

You have to restrict your natural gas use to indoor appliances. When it comes to outdoor living, gas is often used for patio lights and outdoor cooking and can even be used to heat your pool.

Wow your guests before they even get out of the car with outdoor lights, keep them cosy on cool evenings and get dinner ready outside, whenever you are ready, and without the worry of remembering to fill up your propane bottles.

Just like indoor water heaters a pool or spa heater will get up to temperature twice as quickly as an electric heater. And natural gas outdoor heaters set the mood as well as providing comfort for luxurious outside entertaining.

Benefits of Gas Appliances

With any decision you make it’s best investigate the pros and the cons. First up the pros of choosing Natural Gas.

  • Natural gas is generally cheaper than electricity saving you money on your annual power costs.
  • Gas home appliances tend to use less energy making them financially and environmentally viable.
  • Natural gas is an eco-friendly selection as it is viewed as the least environmentally damaging of the fossil fuels, emitting around 27% less C02 than oil and 45% less carbon dioxide than coal.
  • Natural gas lines are generally run underground making supply more reliable. This means you can still cool your home even if there’s no electricity supply.

Disadvantages of Gas Appliances

  • Natural gas home appliances tend to are subject to a higher initial investment. Both the value of the appliance and the installation cost are likely to be more.
  • Installing a new gas line can be costly. The price will vary depending on how close the nearest supply is to your home.
  • Having a natural gas line moved or extended can also require a big outlay.
  • Safety first! Carbon monoxide can be an issue if natural gas appliances are not properly installed or not maintained. Installing a carbon monoxide alarm is essential is you use gas in your home.

Is a Gas Appliance The Right Choice for You?

Making the change between gas and electricity is not always simple and the right choice for you may not be the right decision for everyone.

If your main driver is cost gas is currently the lower priced fuel. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have natural gas, converting to gas comes at a cost. Therefore, finding out how much a new gas line would cost if you don’t currently have gas appliances is a good first step.

Another reason to choose gas is stability of supply. If power failures happen often where you live then having appliances that continue to work during power failures can count for a lot.

Finally, the environmental credentials of natural gas could be considered as relatively short term, as you can’t switch them to renewable sources in the same way you can electrical appliances. Installing renewable energy may turn out to be a better investment and more eco-friendly options in the long run.

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