Gas Appliances

Thinking about natural gas devices could be an option to save money at the same time as seeing gains in ease, efficiency and performance.

There is a plentiful supply of gas in the United States resulting in low, stable costs, and natural gas is relatively the least polluting non-renewable energy source, thus, it can be seen as the environmentally responsible option.

If you already have a natural gas line in your house, or are completing a new house you might consider the probable advantages of switching to gas and natural gas household appliances.

Read more about gas appliances below from Appliance Repair Force:

What is a Gas Appliance?

A natural gas device uses gas as the primary fuel source. These appliances present a viable alternative to electrically powered devices for heating your house, providing hot water, heating your food and even cooling your home and drying your clothes.

In most instances natural gas appliances still will need an electrical outlet but use gas as the main fuel. The quantity electricity used depends on the type of appliance. E.g, a gas range will still operate even if the electricity cuts out, whereas a gas dryer still relies upon electrical components to make the drum turn.

Different Gas Appliances

Gas can have a great many uses in your house.

Keeping You Warm

Heating your home with gas typically costs less than keeping warm using electricity. Savings can be up to 50% subject to your energy prices and efficiency.

Gas provides higher air temperatures and offers better reliability.This is due to gas lines being better protected than power lines.

An Indoor Fire

As well as heating gas is perfect for a fireplace. With a natural gas fireplace, you still get real flames and a focal point without the hassle.

Cooling

Natural gas air conditioners can be an effective way to cool your home, even if there is a power outage.

Natural gas powered air conditioning can be more expensive to install but is better value to run and maintain meaning a better return on your investment. Superior efficiency also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Hot Water

There are two types of gas water boilers, on demand and tank. Natural gas heaters are faster and more productive than their electric alternatives. On-demand water heaters also give a continuous supply.

The fact that natural gas lines are almost always underground and protected from the elements ensures you will still have heating even if you don’t have electricity.

Cooking Food

We’ve all heard the saying “cooking with gas”. A great advertising strategy designed to link the use of natural gas with effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the etiology the phrase is still around because it is accurate. A great many chefs and amature cooks choose natural gas for the fact that they can vary the temperature, and gas hobs provide a less wasteful way of turning energy into heat.

Clothes Dryers

Natural gas might not be the immediate place your mind goes when it comes to laundry, however, natural gas clothes dryers are a great choice. Gas Dryers dry clothes 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 patio lights and outdoor cooking and can even be used to heat your pool.

Wow guests before they even reach the front door with driveway lights, keep them warm even when the temperature drops and get dinner ready outside, when you like, and without the having to go to fill up your gas bottles.

Just like indoor heaters a pool or spa heater will get up to temperature twice as quickly as an electric equivalent. And gas patio heaters offer atmosphere as well as offering comfort for perfect outside entertaining.

Pros of Natural Gas Home Appliances

With any decision you make it makes sense to investigate the pros and the cons. Here are some of the pros of choosing Natural Gas.

  • Natural gas is generally cheaper than electricity thus lowering your annual utility costs.
  • Gas home appliances tend to use less energy making them a better choice for your wallet and for the planet.
  • Natural gas is an eco-friendly selection as it is considered the least environmentally damaging of the fossil fuels, emitting around 27% less carbon dioxide than oil and 45% less carbon dioxide than coal.
  • Gas supplies are generally more reliable and less susceptible to damage or interruption This means you can continue to cool your home even if the power goes out.At worst you might need to find a match.

Disadvantages of Natural gas Home Appliances

  • Natural gas devices usually have a higher initial investment. Both the ticket price of the appliance and the associated installation costs are likely to be higher for a natural gas appliance when looking at next to electrical alternatives.
  • Having a gas line installed can be expensive. The cost will vary depending on a number of factors, so it is worth talking to your energy company before making a final decision.
  • Having a gas line moved or extended can also cost a considerable amount so this should be included in any price analysis.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if gas appliances are not installed correctly or regularly maintained. Having a carbon monoxide alarm is essential is you use gas in your home.

Is a Gas Appliance Right for You?

Making the choice between gas and electricity is not always simple and the best choice for you might not be the optimal choice for everyone.

Currently gas is almost always cheaper than electricity, so if the price is your main motivation 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, switching to 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 place to start.

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

Finally, the sustainability credentials of gas could be considered as relatively short term, as you can’t switch them to renewable sources in the same way you can electrical devices. Installing solar panels or a heat pump may turn out to be less expensive and more eco-friendly options in the long run.

Additional Types of Appliances

  • Electrical Appliances
  • Energy Efficient Appliances
  • Commercial Appliances
  • Smart Appliances