Gas Appliances

Thinking about switching to natural gas home appliances could be a good option to save money at the same time as experiencing higher levels of performance and productivity.

Shale gas easy to extract in the United States resulting in low, stable prices per unit, and natural gas is considered the least polluting fossil fuel, thus, it can be regarded as the greener alternative.

If you already have a gas line in your house, or are completing a new dwelling you might look at the probable gains of choosing natural gas and natural gas home appliances.

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What is a Gas Home Appliance?

A natural gas home appliance makes use of natural gas as the dominant power source. These appliances afford a practicable alternative for electrically powered devices.

In most instances natural gas appliances nonetheless will need an electricity supply but use natural gas as the primary fuel. The amount of electricity needed will vary from appliance to appliance. For example, a gas stove can still be used even if the power goes out, whereas a natural gas clothes dryer still relies upon electrical components.

Different Gas Home Appliances

Natural gas can be used for more than cooking.

Keeping You Warm

Heating your home with natural gas is typically less expensive than heating your home using electricity. The reduction can be up to 50% depending on your energy costs and efficiency.

Natural gas makes the air hotter in a shorter time and is more reliable.This is a huge benefit if you experience regular power outages in the winter

A Fireplace

Aside from general heating gas is ideal for having a fire in your home.Forget the hassle of having to collect or buy logs or clean out the ashes. With a gas fireplace, you still get that open fire feeling and a warm home without the mess.

Cooling Your Home

Gas air conditioning can offer an efficient way to cool your home.

Natural gas fueled air conditioning requires a greater initial investment but is more cost effective on an ongoing basis meaning a better return on your investment. Higher efficiency also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Water Heating

There are two styles of natural gas water heaters, on demand and tank. Natural gas heaters are quicker and more fuel efficient than their electric alternatives. On-demand heaters also offer a continuous supply.

The fact that gas lines are almost always dug into the ground and guarded from the weather ensures you will still have hot water even if there’s a power outage.


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

Clever marketing or not the phrase is used today because it is true. The majority of chefs choose gas for the ease with which you can vary the size of the flame, and gas ranges provide a less wasteful way of turning fuel into heat.

Clothes Dryers

You might not instantly think of using natural gas to dry your clothes, however, gas tumble dryers are a great choice. Gas Dryers work at a higher temperature thus drying clothes in a shorter time.

Outdoor Living

Did you know you don’t just have to use gas inside your home? Outside, gas is a great power source for lighting and outdoor cooking and can even be used to heat your pool.

Impress friends as soon as they arrive with outdoor lights, keep them toasty on cool evenings and get food cooked outside, when you like, and without the worry of remembering to fill up your gas bottles.

Just like indoor water heaters a pool or spa heater will get up to temperature twice as quickly as an electric equivalent. And natural gas patio heaters provide atmosphere as well as offering comfort for luxurious indoor-outdoor living.

Benefits of Gas Appliances

With any decision you make it makes sense to weight up the pros and the cons. Here are some of the advantages.

  • Choosing natural gas will save you money on your power bills.
  • Natural gas appliances tend to use less energy making them more sustainable for your wallet and for the environment.
  • Natural gas is an environmentally responsible selection as it is considered the cleanest of the fossil fuels, emitting around 27% less carbon dioxide than oil and 45% less C02 than coal.
  • Natural gas lines are generally run underground making supply less likely to get interrupted. This means you can still heat your home even if there’s no electricity supply.

Cons of Natural Gas Appliances

  • Gas home appliances tend to are subject to a higher initial cost. Both the cost of the appliance and the cost to install are likely to be higher for a natural gas appliance when looking at next to electrical goods.
  • Having a natural gas line installed if you don’t already have one can be expensive. The price will vary depending on how close the nearest supply is to your home, so it is worth talking to your supplier before making a final decision.
  • Having a gas line moved or extended can also be expensive so this should always be included in any cost comparisons.
  • Safety comes first and carbon monoxide can be an issue if natural gas devices are not installed correctly or not maintained. Having a carbon monoxide alarm is a must is you use gas in your home.

Should You Choose Natural Gas?

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

Currently 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, switching to natural gas is expensive. Thus, getting a quote for installing a natural gas line if you don’t already have one is a good place to start.

Another key advantage of natural gas is stability of supply. If power failures happen often where you live then having appliances that continue to work during power failures can be a huge benefit.

Finally, the eco-friendly credentials of gas may be relatively short term, as you can’t switch them to renewable sources in the same way you can electrical goods. Choosing renewable energy could be more cost-effective and more eco-friendly options in the long run.

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