Gas Appliances

Thinking about switching to natural gas devices might be a way to lower expenditures at the same time as seeing gains in comfort and efficiency.

Natural gas abundant in the United States meaning that costs are low and stable, and natural gas is viewed as the least polluting non-renewable energy source, consequently, it can be regarded as the environmentally responsible choice.

If you already have a natural gas line at home, or are building a new dwelling you should consider the potential advantages of gas appliances and gas household appliances.

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What is a Gas Appliance?

A natural gas device makes use of gas as the dominant power source. Natural gas appliances afford a practicable substitute for electrical home appliances for heating your house, heating water, cooking your food and even cooling your home and drying your clothes.

In general you will still need to plug in a gas appliance. The amount of electricity needed depends on how the appliance works. E.g, a natural gas boiler will still work even if the electricity cuts out, whereas a gas clothes dryer still needs electrical components.

A List of Devices That Run On Natural Gas

Gas is about more than cooking.

Proving Heat

Keeping yourself warm with gas is generally less expensive than keeping warm using electrical appliances. Your outgoings could halve depending on your energy costs and efficiency.

Gas heats the air in less time and offers better reliability.This is a big plus if you experience regular power outages in the winter

A Fireplace

Aside from heating gas is ideal for a log fire with real flames.Forget the hassle of having to collect or buy logs or clean out the ashes. With a gas fireplace, you still get all the ambiance and a focal point without the hassle.

Cooling

Natural gas air conditioners can offer an efficient method to keep your home cool.

Gas fueled air conditioning requires a bigger initial investment but is more cost effective to run and maintain meaning lower prices in the long term. Better performance has the added positive impact of lowering your C02 emissions.

Heating Water

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

The fact that gas lines are usually hidden and sheltered from the weather ensures you can still have heating even if there’s a power outage.

Cooking Food

We’ve all come across the phrase “cooking with gas”. A great advertising line created to link gas to effectiveness and efficiency.

Clever marketing or not the phrase is used today because it is valid. The majority of chefs choose gas for the ability to control the size of the flame, and natural gas ranges are also a much more efficient way of converting fuel into heat.

Dryers

Natural gas might not be the immediate thing you think of when it comes to laundry, however, gas tumble dryers are a great choice. Gas Dryers dry clothes a few degrees hotter thus clothes dry in a shorter time.

Outdoor Entertaining

Gas doesn’t just have indoor uses. Outside, gas is a popular choice for lighting and food prep and even to heat your pool.

delight your guests before they even reach the front door with path lighting, keep them warm on cool evenings and get a meal prepared outside, whenever you are ready, and without the worry of remembering to fill up your gas bottles.

Just like indoor water heaters a pool or spa heater will heat the water twice as rapidly as an electric heater. And gas patio heaters give atmosphere as well as offering comfort for perfect outside entertaining.

Benefits of Natural Gas Appliances

With any decision you make it’s best investigate the pros and the cons. Here are some of the pros.

  • Choosing natural gas will save you money on your energy bills.
  • Natural gas appliances tend to be more efficient making them better for your wallet and for the environment.
  • Natural gas is an eco-friendly selection as it is considered the least polluting of the fossil fuels, contributing around 27% less carbon dioxide than oil and 45% less carbon dioxide than coal.
  • Natural gas lines are generally more reliable and less susceptible to damage or interruption This means you can still heat your home even if there’s no electricity supply.At worst you might need to find a match.

Cons of Gas Appliances

  • Gas home appliances usually have a higher initial cost. Both the value of the appliance and the cost to install are likely to be greater for a gas appliance when looking at next to electrical alternatives.
  • Having a natural gas line installed if you don’t already have one can be expensive. The cost will vary depending on a number of factors, so it is worth talking to your supplier before deciding.
  • Moving or extending a gas line can also cost a considerable amount.
  • Safety comes first and carbon monoxide can be an issue if natural gas devices are not installed correctly or regularly maintained. Installing a carbon monoxide alarm is essential 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 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 driver this can be a big part of the decision-making process. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have natural gas, converting to natural 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 first step.

Another benefit of natural gas is that you are less likely to get interruptions in supply. If power failures are common in your area then being able to heat water, heat or cool your home and cook during power cuts can be a huge benefit.

Lastly, in environmental terms, while gas devices are generally more efficient you can’t switch them to renewable sources in the same way you can electrical appliances. Choosing renewable energy may turn out to be a better investment and more environmentally responsible options in the long run.

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