Gas Appliances

Thinking about natural gas appliances could be a good option to save money while seeing gains in ease, efficiency and performance.

Shale gas easy to extract in the US meaning that costs are low and stable, and shale gas is considered the cleanest non-renewable energy source, thus, it can be regarded as the most eco-friendly option.

If you already have a gas line at home, or are completing a new house you may wish to consider the likely advantages of gas home appliances and natural gas appliances.

Find more information about gas appliances below from Township Appliance Repair:

What are Gas Appliances?

A natural gas device makes use of natural gas as the primary power source. Gas home appliances present a workable alternative to electrical home appliances for heating your house, providing hot water, heating your food and even cooling your home and laundry.

In the majority of cases gas appliances nonetheless will need an electrical outlet but use natural gas as the primary fuel. The amount of electricity needed will vary from appliance to appliance. For example, a natural gas stove will still work even during a power cut, whereas a natural gas dryer still requires electrical components to make the drum turn.

Different Gas Home Appliances

Natural gas is not just for cooking.

Heating

Providing heat with gas is generally less expensive than heating with electricity. The reduction can be as much as 50% depending on your fuel costs and efficiency.

Natural gas provides higher air temperatures and is more reliable.

An Indoor Fire

Apart 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 fire, you still get real flames and a warm home without the mess.

Keeping Cool

Gas air conditioning can be an effective method to keep cool, even if there is a power failure.

Natural gas air conditioning requires a bigger initial investment but is cheaper to run and maintain meaning lower prices in the long term. Better effectiveness has the added positive impact of cutting your carbon footprint.

Water Heaters

There are two styles of natural gas water heaters, on demand and tank. Natural gas heaters are quicker and more productive than electric water heaters. Tankless heaters also provide a continuous supply.

The fact that gas lines are generally dug into the ground and protected from the weather ensures you can still have hot water even if you don’t have electricity.

Preparing Food

We’ve all encountered the saying “cooking with gas”. A great marketing line designed to link the use of gas to effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the origin the phrase has stuck around because it is valid. A great many chefs choose gas for the ability to vary the temperature, and natural gas hobs also offer a much more efficient way of converting energy into heat.

Tumble Dryers

Natural gas might not be the first place your mind goes when it comes to drying clothes, however, gas clothes dryers are a great choice. Gas Dryers work a few degrees hotter 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, gas is a popular choice for lighting and food prep and can even be used to heat your pool.

Impress friends before they even get out of the car with outdoor lighting, keep them toasty even when the temperature falls and get food cooked outside, when you like, and without the having to go to fill up your gas bottles.

Just like domestic water heaters a pool or spa heater will heat the water twice as rapidly as an electric equivalent. And natural gas outdoor heaters set the mood as well as offering warmth for luxurious outside living.

Pros of Gas Home Appliances

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

  • Choosing natural gas will reduce your energy bills.
  • Gas devices tend to be more efficient making them a more sustainable choice for your wallet and for the environment.
  • Natural gas is an eco-friendly selection as it is the least polluting of the fossil fuels, with emissions of 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 heat your home even if there’s no electricity supply.At worst you might need to find a match.

Disadvantages of Natural Gas Appliances

  • Gas home appliances generally have a higher initial outlay. Both the cost of the appliance and the cost to install are likely to be more for a gas appliance when looking at next to electrical appliances.
  • 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, so it is worth talking to your provider before making a final decision.
  • Having a gas line moved or extended can also cost a considerable amount so this should always be added to any cost benefit analysis.
  • Safety comes first and carbon monoxide can be an issue if natural gas devices are not installed correctly or regularly maintained. making sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm is essential is you use gas in your home.

Is a Natural Gas Appliance The Right Choice for You?

Making the choice between gas and electricity is not straightforward and the right choice for you may not be the optimal decision for everyone.

If your main driver is cost gas is at the moment the least expensive fuel. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have natural gas, converting to natural gas comes at a cost. Thus, getting a quote for installing a natural gas line if you don’t already have one is a good first step.

Another key advantage of natural gas is reliability of supply. If power failures are common 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 power them from renewable sources like you can electrical goods. Installing solar panels or a heat pump may turn out to be less expensive and more sustainable options in the long run.

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