Gas Appliances

Thinking about switching to natural gas home appliances could be an option to save money at the same time as experiencing higher levels of comfort and efficiency.

Gas abundant in the US meaning that costs are low and stable, and gas is relatively the cleanest fossil fuel, thus, it can be seen as the least environmentally damaging choice.

If you already have natural gas installed in your home, or are buying a new dwelling you might consider the potential benefits of choosing gas and gas home appliances.

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What are Gas Appliances?

A natural gas appliance employs natural gas as the primary fuel source. Gas appliances offer a viable alternative to electrically powered goods for heating your home, heating water, cooking your food and even cooling your home and clothes drying.

In the majority of cases gas home appliances nonetheless will need an electricity supply but use gas as the major source of power. The amount of electricity needed will vary from appliance to appliance. E.g, a gas boiler will work even when there is a power outage, whereas a gas dryer still needs electricity.

Different Natural Gas Home Appliances

Gas can be used for more than cooking.

Keeping You Warm

Heating your home with gas is generally less expensive than heating your home using electricity. Your costs could be cut in half subject to your fuel tariffs and efficiency.

Natural gas heats the air in less time and offers better reliability.This is due to gas lines being less exposed to the elements than power lines.

A Fireplace

As well as general heating gas is ideal for a fireplace. With a natural gas fire, you still get real flames and a warm home without the hassle.

Keeping Cool

Gas can offer an effective way to keep your home cool, even if there is a power failure.

Natural gas air conditioning are often more expensive initially but is better value to run and maintain meaning lower prices in the long term. Better performance also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Water Heating

Gas water heaters come in two forms, tank heaters and non-tank or on-demand heaters. Gas heaters are more rapid and more productive than electric water boilers. Tankless water heaters also provide a continuous supply. Handy if you have a big household that appreciates long showers.

The fact that gas lines are usually underground and protected from the elements ensures you will still have hot water even when you don’t have electricity.

Preparing Food

Everyone has encountered the phrase “cooking with gas”. A great advertising line designed to link natural gas to effectiveness and efficiency.

Clever marketing or not the saying stuck because it is valid. The majority of chefs choose natural gas for the ability to control the temperature, and natural gas stoves also offer a less wasteful way of turning energy into heat.


Gas might not be the immediate thing you think of when it comes to drying clothes, however, gas tumble dryers have many advantages. They operate at a higher temperature thus drying clothes in a shorter time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.

Outdoor Entertaining

You have to restrict your natural gas use to indoor appliances. Outside, natural gas is a popular choice for lighting and outdoor cooking and even to heat your spa.

Impress guests as soon as they arrive with path lights, keep them cosy even when the temperature falls and get the food cooking outside, whenever you are ready, 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 equivalent. And natural gas patio heaters set the mood as well as giving heat for perfect outside entertaining.

Advantages of Natural Gas Appliances

As in all things there are pros and cons to natural gas home appliances. Here are some of the advantages.

  • Choosing natural gas will save you money on your utility bills.
  • Natural gas appliances tend to use less energy making them better for your wallet and for the planet.
  • Gas is an eco-friendly selection as it is considered the cleanest of the fossil fuels, contributing around 27% less carbon dioxide than oil and 45% less C02 than coal.
  • Gas supplies are generally more reliable and less susceptible to damage or interruption This means you can continue to cook even if the power goes out.

Cons of Gas Appliances

  • Gas devices tend to have a higher initial investment. Both the ticket price of the appliance and the installation cost are likely to be greater for a natural gas appliance when looking at next to electrical goods.
  • Having a gas line installed if you don’t already have one can be costly. The cost will vary depending on how close the nearest supply is to your home.
  • Having a gas line moved or extended can also require a big outlay.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if gas home appliances are not properly installed or not maintained. making sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm is non-negotiable is you use gas in your home.

Should You Choose Natural Gas?

Making the decision between natural 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 cost 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, converting 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 first step.

Another reason to choose gas is stability of supply. If power failures are common in your area then being able to heat water, heat or cool your home and cook during power failures can count for a lot.

Finally, in environmental terms, while gas home appliances are generally more efficient you can’t switch them to renewable sources in the same way you can electrical home appliances. Opting for renewable energy could be a better investment and more sustainable options in the long run.

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