Gas Appliances

Thinking about switching to gas home appliances could be a good option to lower expenditures while seeing higher levels of performance and productivity.

Shale gas abundant in the US resulting in low, stable costs, and natural gas is looked upon as the cleanest fossil fuel, therefore, it can be seen as the most eco-friendly choice.

If you already have a natural gas line in your house, or are building a new home you should look at the probable gains of using more gas and gas household appliances.

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What are Natural Gas Home Appliances?

A gas appliance uses natural gas as the main fuel source. Natural gas goods offer a workable substitute to electrical home appliances.

Generally you will still need to supply electricity to a gas appliance. The amount of electricity used depends on how the appliance works. E.g, a natural gas water heater will still work even if the power goes out, whereas a natural gas clothes dryer still requires electrical components to make the drum turn.

A List of Home Appliances That Operate Using Gas

Gas could have a great many purposes in your house.

Keeping You Warm

Keeping yourself warm with gas typically costs less than heating with electricity. Your outgoings could be cut in half depending on your energy prices and relative efficiency gains.

Natural gas heats the air in less time and is more reliable.This is due to gas lines being better protected than power lines.

A Fireplace

Aside from general heating gas is great for having a fire in your home.Forget the hassle of having to collect or buy logs or clean out the ashes. With a natural gas fireplace, you still get real flames and a focal point without the mess.

Keeping Cool

Natural gas air conditioners can be an efficient method to keep your home cool, even if there is a power cut.

Natural gas fueled air conditioning requires a higher initial investment but is more cost effective to run and maintain meaning lower prices in the long term. Better performance has the added upside of lowering your carbon footprint.

Water Heating

Natural gas water boilers come in two styles, tank heaters and non-tank or on-demand heaters. Gas heaters are quicker and more productive than electric water heaters. Tankless heaters also provide a continuous supply.

The fact that gas lines are almost always hidden and guarded from the weather means you can still have heating even when there’s a power outage.


Most people have encountered the phrase “cooking with gas”. A gas company marketing line created to link gas to effectiveness and efficiency.

Clever marketing or not the saying is still around because it is accurate. Most chefs and home cooks choose gas for the fact that they can vary the size of the flame, and gas hobs are also a less wasteful way of converting energy into heat.

Clothes Dryers

Natural gas might not be the immediate place your mind goes when it comes to drying clothes, however, natural gas tumble dryers are a great choice. They work at a higher temperature thus drying clothes in less time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.

Outdoor Living

You have to restrict your gas use to indoor appliances. When it comes to outdoor entertaining, natural gas is a popular choice for patio lights and cooking and even to heat your pool.

Impress guests before they even get out of the car with driveway lights, keep them cosy on cool evenings and get a meal prepared outside, whenever you are ready, and without the having to go to fill up your propane bottles.

Just like domestic water heaters a pool or spa heater will get up to temperature twice as rapidly as an electric equivalent. And gas outdoor heaters offer ambiance as well as providing comfort for perfect outside entertaining.

Advantages of Natural Gas Home Appliances

With any decision you make it makes sense to investigate the pros and the cons. Here are some of the pros of choosing Natural Gas.

  • Gas is generally less expensive than electricity saving you money on your annual power costs.
  • Natural gas appliances tend to be more efficient making them financially and environmentally viable.
  • Natural gas is an ecologically sound selection as it is considered the least polluting of the fossil fuels, contributing around 27% less carbon dioxide than oil and 45% less carbon dioxide than coal.
  • Natural gas supplies are generally more reliable and less susceptible to damage or interruption This means you can still cook even if you get a power outage.

Negatives of Natural gas Home Appliances

  • Gas devices usually require a higher initial outlay. Both the value of the appliance and the installation cost are likely to be more.
  • Having a gas line installed if you don’t already have one can be costly. The price will vary depending on a number of factors.
  • Having a gas line moved or extended can also cost a considerable amount.
  • Safety first! Carbon monoxide can be an issue if natural gas home appliances are not properly installed or regularly maintained. Installing a carbon monoxide alarm is essential is you use gas in your home.

Should You Choose Natural Gas?

Making the decision between natural gas and electricity is not straightforward and the optimal choice for you may not be the best choice for everyone.

Currently natural gas is almost always cheaper than electricity, so if the cost is your main driver this can be a major factor in the decision-making process. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have natural gas, converting to gas is expensive. With this in mind, getting a quote for installing a gas line if you don’t currently have gas appliances is a good place to start.

Another reason to choose gas is stability of supply. If power failures are common where you live then having appliances that continue to work during power cuts can be a huge benefit.

Finally, in environmental terms, while natural gas devices are generally more efficient you can’t power them from renewable sources like you can electrical appliances. Choosing renewable energy could be more cost-effective and more sustainable options in the long run.

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