Gas Appliances

Thinking about natural gas devices may be a good option to reduce your bills at the same time as seeing gains in performance and productivity.

There is a plentiful supply of natural gas in the United States meaning that prices are low and stable, and gas is viewed as the least polluting non-renewable energy source, thus, it can be viewed as the environmentally responsible option.

If you already have a gas line at home, or are completing a new home you should look at the potential advantages of choosing gas and gas home appliances.

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What are Natural Gas Appliances?

A natural gas device employs natural gas as the dominant fuel source. These goods are a workable substitute for electrically powered devices for heating your living space, providing hot water, cooking food and even air conditioning and laundry.

In the majority of instances gas devices nonetheless require an electrical outlet but use natural gas as the main source of power. The amount of electricity used depends on how the appliance works. For example, a gas furnace will still work even when there is a power outage, whereas a natural gas clothes dryer still needs electrical components.

Examples of Gas Appliances

Gas has many purposes in your home.

Proving Heat

Keeping yourself warm with gas usually costs less than heating using electricity. Your expenditure could halve depending on your energy tariffs and efficiency.

Natural gas heats the air more efficiently and offers better reliability.This is very handy if you if you get power cuts


Aside from general heating natural gas is ideal for a log fire with real flames. With a gas fire, you still get real flames and plenty of warmth without the mess.

Air Conditioning

Natural gas can be an effective way to cool your home, even if there is a power failure.

Natural gas fueled air conditioning requires a greater 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 C02 emissions.

Water Heaters

Natural gas water heaters come in two styles, tank heaters and non-tank or on-demand heaters. Gas heaters are quicker and more productive than electric water boilers. On-demand heaters also offer a continuous supply. Which is useful if you have a big household that enjoys long showers.

The fact that gas lines are usually underground and guarded from the weather means you will still have hot water even when you don’t have electricity.

Preparing Food

We’ve all come across the saying “cooking with gas”. A gas company marketing line created to link natural gas with effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the origin the phrase stuck because it is accurate. The majority of chefs and amateur cooks choose gas for the ability to vary the size of the flame, and natural gas stoves are also a much more efficient way of converting fuel 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 can be an excellent choice. Gas Dryers heat the air a few degrees hotter thus drying clothes in less time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.

Using Gas Outside

Natural Gas doesn’t just have indoor uses. Outside the home, natural gas is often used for lighting and outdoor cooking and can even be used to heat your spa.

Impress friends before they even reach the front door with path lighting, keep them warm on cool evenings and get food cooked outside at the perfect temperature, when you like, and without the having to go to fill up your gas bottles.

Just like indoor heaters a pool or spa heater will heat the water twice as rapidly as an electric heater. And gas patio heaters set the mood as well as offering heat for the best indoor-outdoor entertaining.

Advantages of Gas Home Appliances

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

  • Choosing natural gas will reduce your power bills.
  • Gas appliances tend to be more efficient making them a more sustainable choice for your wallet and for the environment.
  • Gas is an ecologically sound choice as it is the least polluting of the fossil fuels, emitting around 27% less C02 than oil and 45% less carbon dioxide than coal.
  • Natural gas lines are less exposed to the elements making supply less likely to get interrupted. This means you can still heat your home even if the power goes out.At worst you might need to find a match.

Disadvantages of Gas Appliances

  • Gas appliances usually have a higher initial outlay. Both the cost of the appliance and the installation cost are likely to be more for a gas appliance when looking at next to electrical appliances.
  • Installing a new gas line if you don’t already have one can be costly. The cost will vary depending on how close the nearest supply is to your home.
  • Having a gas line moved or extended can also cost a considerable amount.
  • Safety comes first and carbon monoxide can be an issue if gas devices are not properly installed or regularly maintained. Installing a carbon monoxide alarm is non-negotiable is you use gas in your home.

Should You Choose Gas?

Making the decision between natural gas and electricity is not always simple and the best choice for you probably won’t be the optimal decision for everyone.

Currently gas is almost always less expensive than electricity, so if the price 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, switching to natural gas is expensive. With this in mind, getting a quote for installing a natural gas line if you don’t currently have gas appliances is a good first step.

Another benefit of natural gas is that you are less likely to get interruptions in supply. If power outages happen often in your area then having appliances that continue to work during power cuts can be a huge benefit.

Finally, the sustainability credentials of gas may be relatively short term, as you can’t power them from renewable sources like you can electrical goods. Choosing solar panels or a heat pump may turn out to be less expensive and more environmentally responsible options in the long run.

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