Gas Appliances

Considering switching to gas home appliances could be a way to lower expenditures while seeing gains in performance and productivity.

Gas easy to extract in the United States resulting in low, stable costs, and shale gas is considered the cleanest non-renewable energy source, therefore, it can be regarded as the greener choice.

If you already have a natural gas line in your house, or are buying a new home you may wish to look at the potential benefits of choosing natural gas and gas household appliances.

Learn more about gas appliances below from Henry’s Appliance Repair:

What are Natural Gas Appliances?

A gas home appliance makes use of natural gas as the main fuel source. These goods afford a great alternative for electrical goods.

In many cases natural gas appliances nonetheless will need an electricity supply but use gas as the primary source of power. The amount of electricity used depends on the type of appliance. E.g, a gas range will still work even if the electricity cuts out, whereas a natural gas tumble dryer still requires electricity.

A List of Home Appliances That Run On Gas

Natural gas is about more than heating.

Keeping You Warm

Keeping yourself warm with natural gas is generally less expensive than heating your home using electricity. Your expenditure could halve subject to your energy costs and relative efficiency gains.

Natural gas heats the air in less time and offers better reliability.This is very handy if you for winter power outages

An Indoor Fire

Aside from keeping your home warm natural gas is ideal for having a fire in your home.Forget the hassle of having to collect or buy logs or clean out the ashes. With a natural gas fireplace, you still get that open fire feeling and plenty of warmth without the mess.

Cooling Your Home

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

Natural gas air conditioning are often more expensive to begin with 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 faster and more productive than their electric alternatives. On-demand water heaters also offer a continuous supply even with high demand.

The fact that natural gas lines are usually dug into the ground and guarded from the weather means you will still have heating even when you don’t have electricity.

Preparing Food

Everyone has encountered the phrase “cooking with gas”. A gas company marketing line created to link the use of natural gas with effectiveness and efficiency.

Clever marketing or not the phrase stuck because it is true. A great many chefs choose gas for the fact that they can vary the heat, and gas ranges provide a less wasteful way of turning fuel into heat.

Tumble Dryers

You might not immediately think of using gas to dry your clothes, however, natural gas clothes dryers are a great choice. Gas Dryers heat the air a few degrees hotter thus drying clothes in a shorter time.

Using Natural Gas Outside

Did you know you don’t just have to use natural gas inside your home? When it comes to outdoor entertaining, gas is often used for lighting and cooking and can even be used to heat your pool.

delight friends before they even get out of the car with driveway lighting, keep them toasty even when the temperature falls and get the food cooking 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 get up to temperature twice as rapidly as an electric equivalent. And natural gas fire pits set the mood as well as offering comfort for perfect indoor-outdoor entertaining.

Pros of Natural Gas Home Appliances

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

  • Choosing gas will reduce your power bills.
  • Gas appliances tend to be more efficient making them financially and environmentally viable.
  • Natural gas is an environmentally responsible option as it is the least environmentally damaging of the fossil fuels, emitting 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 continue to heat your home even if there’s no electricity supply.

Cons of Gas Appliances

  • Gas home appliances generally are subject to a higher initial outlay. Both the ticket price of the appliance and the installation cost are likely to be more for a gas appliance when looking at next to electrical alternatives.
  • 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 deciding.
  • Having a natural gas line moved or extended can also require a big outlay so this should always be added to any cost comparisons.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if natural gas appliances are not installed correctly or not maintained. making sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm is non-negotiable is you use natural gas in your home.

Should You Choose Gas?

Making the choice between natural gas and electricity is not easy and the right choice for you may not be the right choice for everyone.

If your main driver is cost natural gas is at the moment the least expensive fuel. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have gas, switching to natural gas comes at a cost. Therefore, finding out how much a new gas line would cost if you don’t currently have gas appliances is a good place to start.

Another key advantage of gas is that you are less likely to get interruptions in supply. If power failures happen often in your area then having appliances that continue to work during power failures can be a big plus.

Finally, the eco-friendly credentials of gas may be relatively short term, as you can’t switch them to renewable sources like you can electrical goods. Opting for solar panels or a heat pump could be less expensive and more sustainable options in the long run.

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