Gas Appliances

Looking at gas appliances might be an option to lower expenditures while seeing increases in ease, efficiency and performance.

There is a plentiful supply of shale gas in the US meaning that equivalent prices are low and stable, and natural gas is relatively the least polluting fossil fuel, therefore, it can be viewed as the least environmentally damaging choice.

If you already have natural gas installed in your house, or are completing a new home you might think about the potential gains of switching to natural gas and natural gas home appliances.

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What are Natural Gas Home Appliances?

A gas device uses natural gas as the dominant power source. Natural gas devices present a workable substitute to electrically powered appliances.

In many cases gas devices nevertheless require an electricity supply but use gas as the main source of power. The quantity electric needed depends on how the appliance works. E.g, a gas range can still be used even if the power goes out, whereas a gas clothes dryer still needs electricity to make the drum turn.

A List of Home Appliances That use Gas.

Gas can be used for more than cooking.

Heating

Providing heat with gas is generally less expensive than heating your home with electricity. Your expenditure could halve subject to your energy tariffs and efficiency.

Natural gas provides higher air temperatures and is more reliable.This is a big plus if you for winter power outages

An Indoor Fire

As well as keeping your home warm natural gas is perfect for a fireplace.Forget the hassle of having to collect or buy logs or clean out the ashes. With a natural gas fire, you still get that open fire feeling and a focal point without the fuss.

Cooling

Natural gas air conditioning can offer an effective method to cool your home, even if there is a power failure.

Natural gas air conditioning are often a higher price initially but is cheaper on an ongoing basis meaning savings in the long term. Higher efficiency also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Water Heating

Gas water boilers come in two main designs, tank heaters and non-tank or on-demand heaters. Gas heaters are quicker and more efficient than electric water heaters. Tankless heaters also provide a continuous supply even with high demand. Invaluable if you have a big household that indulges in long showers.

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

Cooking Food

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

Regardless of the origin the phrase is still around because it is true. A great many chefs choose gas for the fact that they can vary the heat, and gas stoves also offer a much more efficient way of turning fuel into heat.

Dryers

Natural gas might not be the immediate thing you think of when it comes to laundry, however, gas tumble dryers can be an excellent choice. They heat the air at a higher temperature thus drying clothes in a shorter time.

Outdoor Entertaining

Did you know you don’t just have to use natural gas inside your home? Outside, gas is a popular choice for patio lights and cooking and even to heat your spa.

Impress friends as soon as they arrive with driveway lights, keep them warm on cool evenings and get dinner ready outside at the perfect temperature, when you like, and without the having to go 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 equivalent. And natural gas patio heaters provide atmosphere as well as providing comfort for the best outside entertaining.

Advantages of Natural Gas Home Appliances

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

  • Choosing natural gas will reduce your energy bills.
  • Gas appliances tend to use less energy making them better for your wallet and for the planet.
  • Gas is an environmentally responsible selection as it is the least polluting of the fossil fuels, contributing around 27% less carbon dioxide than oil and 45% less C02 than coal.
  • Natural gas lines are less exposed to the elements making supply less likely to get interrupted. This means you can continue to cook even if you get a power outage.At worst you might need to find a match.

Disadvantages of Natural gas Appliances

  • Natural gas appliances usually require a higher initial investment. Both the price of the appliance and the installation cost are likely to be more for a natural gas appliance when comparing to electrical appliances.
  • Installing a new gas line can be costly. The price will vary depending on a number of factors.
  • Moving or extending a natural gas line can also require a big outlay so this should always be added to any cost comparisons.
  • Safety first! Carbon monoxide can be an issue if natural gas appliances are not properly installed or regularly maintained. Having a carbon monoxide alarm is a must is you use natural gas in your home.

Is a Gas Appliance The Right Choice for You?

Making the decision between gas and electricity is not always simple and the optimal choice for you may not be the optimal choice 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 gas, converting to gas is expensive. Therefore, getting a quote for installing a gas line if you don’t already have one is a good first step.

Another benefit of gas is stability of supply. If power failures happen often where you live then having appliances that continue to work during outages can be a big plus.

Lastly, the eco-friendly credentials of natural gas may be relatively short term, as you can’t switch them to renewable sources in the same way you can electrical goods. Choosing solar panels or a heat pump could be more cost-effective and more eco-friendly options in the long run.

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