Gas Appliances

Looking at switching to natural gas home appliances may be a way to lower expenditures while experiencing increases in ease, efficiency and performance.

Shale gas abundant in the US meaning that prices are low and stable, and gas is viewed as the cleanest fossil fuel, thus, it can be viewed as the greener alternative.

If you already have a gas line in your house, or are completing a new home you may wish to think about the probable gains of choosing gas and gas appliances.

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What is a Natural Gas Appliance?

A natural gas home appliance runs on natural gas as the primary fuel source. Gas goods afford a viable substitute for electrical devices for heating your house, heating water, cooking food and even air conditioning and drying your clothes.

In most situations gas devices nevertheless require an electricity supply but use natural gas as the major fuel. The amount of electricity needed will vary from appliance to appliance. For example, a natural gas heater can still be used even if the power goes out, whereas a gas dryer still needs electrical components.

A List of Devices That Run On Gas.

Gas can be used for more than cooking.


Heating your home with gas typically costs less than heating using electrical appliances. Your outgoings could be cut in half subject to your fuel costs and relative efficiency gains.

Natural gas makes the air hotter in a shorter time and offers better reliability.

An Indoor Fire

Aside from keeping your home warm natural gas is perfect for a fireplace. With a gas fire, you still get real flames and plenty of warmth without the fuss.

Keeping Cool

Gas can offer an adept means to cool your home, even if there is a power failure.

Natural gas powered air conditioning are often a higher price to install but is cheaper on an ongoing basis meaning a better return on your investment. Higher performance also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Hot Water

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

The fact that gas lines are generally hidden and guarded from the elements means you still have heating even when you don’t have electricity.


Everyone has come across the phrase “cooking with gas”. A gas company marketing line conceived to link gas to effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the etiology the saying stuck because it is accurate. A great many chefs choose gas for the fact that they can vary the heat, and natural gas ranges are also a much more efficient way of converting energy into heat.

Clothes Dryers

Gas might not be the first place your mind goes when it comes to drying clothes, however, natural gas dryers can be an excellent choice. They heat the air at a higher temperature thus drying clothes in less time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.

Using Natural Gas Outside

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

delight guests as soon as they arrive with driveway lighting, keep them toasty even when the temperature falls and get a meal prepared outside, when you like, and without the having to go to fill up your propane bottles.

Just like domestic heaters a pool or spa heater will heat the water twice as rapidly as an electric heater. And gas fire pits offer atmosphere as well as providing warmth for perfect indoor-outdoor living.

Benefits of Natural Gas Home Appliances

With any decision you make it’s best weight up the pros and the cons. Here are some of the pros of choosing Natural Gas.

  • Gas is generally cheaper than electricity thus lowering your annual energy bills.
  • Natural gas home appliances tend to use less energy making them financially and environmentally viable.
  • Natural gas is an ecologically sound option as it is viewed as the least environmentally damaging of the fossil fuels, with emissions of around 27% less carbon dioxide than oil and 45% less carbon dioxide than coal.
  • Gas lines are generally run underground making supply less likely to get interrupted. This means you can continue to cool your home even if there’s no electricity supply.

Cons of Natural gas Home Appliances

  • Gas appliances tend to are subject to a higher initial investment. Both the value of the appliance and the cost to install are likely to be higher.
  • Having a natural gas line installed can be costly. The amount 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 so this should always be included in any cost benefit analysis.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if gas home appliances are not properly installed or regularly maintained. Having a carbon monoxide alarm is a must is you use gas in your home.

Should You Choose Natural Gas?

Making the decision between gas and electricity is not easy and the right choice for you probably won’t be the best choice for everyone.

Currently natural gas is almost always cheaper than electricity, so if the price is your main motivation 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 gas, retrospectively installing gas is expensive. With this in mind, finding out how much a new gas line would cost if you don’t already have one is a good place to start.

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

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

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