Gas Appliances

Looking at switching to gas home appliances might be a good option to lower expenditures at the same time as experiencing higher levels of ease, efficiency and performance.

Gas abundant in the US resulting in low, stable costs, and natural gas is viewed as the cleanest non-renewable energy source, therefore, it can be viewed as the most eco-friendly choice.

If you already have a gas line in your house, or are building a new house you should think about the potential benefits of natural gas home appliances and natural gas home appliances.

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What are Gas Home Appliances?

A natural gas home appliance runs on natural gas as the dominant power source. Gas home appliances are a viable alternative to electrical home appliances.

In the majority of instances gas appliances nevertheless will need an electrical outlet but use gas as the major fuel. The amount of electricity needed will vary from appliance to appliance. E.g, a natural gas cooker will still operate even if the electricity cuts out, whereas a gas clothes dryer still needs electricity to make the drum turn.

A List of Appliances That use Natural Gas.

Natural gas is about more than cooking.

Proving Heat

Heating your home with natural gas is generally less expensive than heating your home using electricity. Your expenditure could be cut in half subject to your energy prices and efficiency.

Natural gas heats the air faster and offers better reliability.This is a big plus if you for winter power outages

A Fireplace

Aside from keeping your home warm gas is ideal for a fireplace. With a natural gas fireplace, you still get all the ambiance and plenty of warmth without the fuss.

Keeping Cool

Gas air conditioning can be an efficient means to keep cool.

Natural gas fueled air conditioning requires a higher initial investment but is better value on an ongoing basis meaning a better return on your investment. Superior efficiency has the added upside of cutting your carbon footprint.

Water Heaters

There are two types of gas water boilers, on demand and tank. Gas heaters are more rapid and more productive than electric water boilers. Tankless heaters also provide a continuous supply even with high demand.

The fact that natural gas lines are generally hidden and sheltered from the elements ensures you still have hot water even when there’s a power outage.

Cooking Food

Most people have come across the saying “cooking with gas”. A great marketing strategy conceived to link the use of gas with effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the origin the phrase is used today because it is true. A great many chefs and home cooks choose natural gas for the fact that they can vary the temperature, and natural gas stoves are also a less wasteful way of converting energy into heat.

Tumble Dryers

You might not immediately think of using natural gas to dry your clothes, however, natural gas dryers have many advantages. Gas Dryers operate a few degrees hotter thus clothes dry in a shorter time.

Outdoor Living

You have to restrict your natural gas use to indoor appliances. Outside, gas is a great power source for patio lights and food prep and even to heat your pool.

Impress guests before they even reach the front door with outdoor lights, keep them toasty even when the temperature drops and get dinner ready outside at the perfect temperature, when you like, and without the need to remember to fill up your gas bottles.

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

Benefits of Natural Gas Appliances

As in all things there are pros and cons to gas appliances. First up the benefits.

  • Choosing natural gas will save you money on your energy bills.
  • Gas home appliances tend to be more efficient making them a better choice for your wallet and for the environment.
  • Gas is an eco-friendly choice as it is considered the cleanest of the fossil fuels, with emissions of around 27% less carbon dioxide 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 continue to heat water even if you get a power outage.

Negatives of Natural Gas Appliances

  • Gas appliances tend to require a higher initial investment. Both the ticket price of the appliance and the cost to install are likely to be higher for a gas appliance when looking at next to electrical appliances.
  • Installing a new gas line can be costly. The cost will vary depending on how close the nearest supply is to your home, so it is worth talking to your provider before making a final decision.
  • Moving or extending a gas line can also require a big outlay so this should be included in any cost benefit analysis.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if gas appliances are not properly installed or not maintained. Installing a carbon monoxide alarm is essential is you use natural gas in your home.

Is a Natural Gas Appliance The Right Choice for You?

Making the choice between gas and electricity is not straightforward and the right choice for you might not be the optimal decision for everyone.

If your main driver is cost natural gas is at the moment the lower priced option. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have natural gas, retrospectively installing natural gas comes at a cost. Therefore, getting a quote for installing a natural gas line if you don’t currently have gas appliances is a good place to start.

Another benefit of natural gas is stability of supply. If power cuts happen often in your area then being able to heat water, heat or cool your home and cook during power failures can be a big plus.

Finally, in environmental terms, while gas appliances are generally more efficient you can’t switch them to renewable sources like you can electrical goods. Installing renewable energy may turn out to be more cost-effective and more sustainable options in the long run.

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