Gas Appliances

Looking at natural gas devices might be an option to lower expenditures while seeing higher levels of performance and productivity.

There is a abundant supply of natural gas in the United States resulting in low, stable prices per unit, and shale gas is relatively the cleanest fossil fuel, thus, it can be seen as the most eco-friendly alternative.

If you already have a natural gas line in your home, or are building a new home you might look at the potential gains of switching to natural gas and gas home appliances.

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What are Gas Appliances?

A natural gas home appliance employs natural gas as the dominant power source. Gas goods present a viable substitute to electrically powered goods for heating your living space, heating water, cooking food and even cooling your home and clothes drying.

Generally you will still need to plug in a gas appliance. The quantity electric used depends on how the appliance works. E.g, a gas boiler will work even when there is a power outage, whereas a natural gas clothes dryer still relies upon electrical components to make the drum turn.

Examples of Gas Appliances

Gas can be used for more than heating.

Keeping You Warm

Keeping yourself warm with gas is usually less expensive than heating your home using electrical appliances. Your expenditure could halve depending on your energy costs and relative efficiency gains.

Natural gas makes the air hotter in a shorter time and is more reliable.This is a big plus if you experience regular power outages in the winter

A Fireplace

As well as keeping your home warm gas is great for having a fire in your home.Forget the hassle of having to collect or buy logs or clean out the ashes. With a gas fire, you still get all the ambiance and plenty of warmth without the fuss.

Keeping Cool

Gas can offer an efficient method to keep your home cool, even if there is a power outage.

Natural gas fueled air conditioning are often a higher price initially but is more cost effective to run and maintain meaning cost savings in the long term. Higher effectiveness has the added upside of cutting your carbon footprint.

Heating Water

There are two types of gas water heaters, non-tank and tank. Natural gas heaters are more rapid and more efficient than their electric counterparts. On-demand heaters also provide a continuous supply even with high demand.

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

Preparing Food

Most people have encountered the phrase “cooking with gas”. A great commercial line designed to link the use of natural gas to effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the etiology the saying is still around because it is valid. A great many chefs and home cooks choose natural gas for the fact that they can vary the size of the flame, and natural gas stoves also offer a less wasteful way of turning fuel into heat.

Clothes Dryers

Gas might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to laundry, however, natural gas clothes dryers have many advantages. Gas Dryers heat the air at a higher temperature thus clothes dry in a shorter time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.

Using Gas Outside

Natural Gas doesn’t just have indoor uses. Outside, natural gas is a great power source for patio lights and cooking and can even be used to heat your pool.

Impress friends before they even reach the front door with outdoor lighting, keep them warm on cool evenings and get a meal prepared outside, whenever you are ready, and without the having to go to fill up your gas bottles.

Just like indoor water heaters a pool or spa heater will get up to temperature twice as quickly as an electric heater. And gas fire pits offer atmosphere as well as providing comfort for perfect outside living.

Benefits of Natural Gas Appliances

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

  • Choosing natural gas will save you money on your energy bills.
  • Gas appliances tend to be more efficient making them more sustainable for your wallet and for the planet.
  • Gas is an environmentally responsible selection as it is considered the least polluting of the fossil fuels, emitting around 27% less C02 than oil and 45% less C02 than coal.
  • Natural gas lines are generally more reliable and less susceptible to damage or interruption This means you can still cook even if you get a power outage.

Negatives of Gas Appliances

  • Natural gas appliances generally require a higher initial outlay. Both the ticket price of the appliance and the installation cost are likely to be more for a natural gas appliance when looking at next to electrical appliances.
  • Installing a new gas line if you don’t already have one can be costly. The cost will vary depending on a number of factors.
  • Moving or extending a natural gas line can also require a big outlay so this should be included in any price analysis.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if natural gas devices are not installed correctly or regularly maintained. making sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm is non-negotiable is you use 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 best choice for you may not be the optimal decision for everyone.

If your main driver is cost gas is for the time being the cheaper option. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have gas, switching to gas comes at a cost. Therefore, getting a quote for installing a natural gas line if you don’t already have one is a good place to start.

Another reason to choose gas is reliability of supply. If power outages are common in your area then having appliances that continue to work during power cuts can be a huge benefit.

Lastly, in environmental terms, while natural gas home appliances are generally more efficient you can’t power them from renewable sources in the same way you can electrical appliances. Installing renewable energy may turn out to be more cost-effective and more sustainable options in the long run.

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