Gas Appliances

Considering gas devices could be an option to reduce your bills while seeing increases in comfort, convenience and efficiency.

Natural gas easy to extract in the United States resulting in low, stable equivalent prices, and natural gas is considered the cleanest fossil fuel, thus, it can be viewed as the greener alternative.

If you already have a gas line in your house, or are completing a new house you may wish to think about the probable gains of using more natural gas and natural gas home appliances.

Learn more about gas appliances here from National City Appliance Repair:

What is a Natural Gas Home Appliance?

A gas home appliance runs on gas as the primary power source. Natural gas home appliances afford a workable alternative for electrically powered home appliances for heating your home, providing hot water, heating food and even air conditioning and laundry.

In the majority of situations natural gas home appliances nevertheless will need an electricity supply but use gas as the main source of power. The quantity electricity needed depends on how the appliance works. E.g, a natural gas furnace will still work even if the electricity cuts out, whereas a natural gas clothes dryer still needs electricity.

Different Gas Home Appliances

Natural gas has a great many uses in your house.

Heating

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

Natural gas provides higher air temperatures and offers better reliability.

An Indoor Fire

Apart from heating gas is great for having a fire in your home. With a natural gas fire, you still get that open fire feeling and a warm home without the mess.

Air Conditioning

Natural gas air conditioners can offer an adept way to cool your home, even if there is a power failure.

Natural gas air conditioning are often more expensive to install but is more cost effective to run and maintain meaning lower prices in the long term. Higher effectiveness has the added benefit of cutting your C02 emissions.

Water Heaters

There are two types of natural gas water heaters, non-tank and tank. Natural gas heaters are quicker and more efficient than electric water boilers. Tankless water heaters also provide a continuous supply. Invaluable if you have a big household that enjoys long showers.

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

Preparing Food

Most people have heard the saying “cooking with gas”. A gas company marketing line conceived to link natural gas with effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the etiology the saying has stuck around because it is true. Most chefs and amature cooks choose natural gas for the fact that they can control the heat, and gas ranges are also a more cost effective way of converting energy into heat.

Tumble Dryers

Gas might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to drying clothes, however, gas dryers can be an excellent choice. Gas Dryers heat the air at a higher temperature thus drying clothes in a shorter time.

Using Gas Outside

You have to restrict your gas use to indoor appliances. Outside, gas is often used for lighting and food prep and even to heat your spa.

Wow your guests before they even reach the front door with outdoor lights, keep them cosy 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 heaters a pool or spa heater will heat the water twice as rapidly as an electric equivalent. And natural gas outdoor heaters offer atmosphere as well as offering comfort for perfect indoor-outdoor entertaining.

Pros of Natural Gas Home Appliances

With any decision you make it’s best look at the pros and the cons. First up the benefits of choosing Natural Gas.

  • Natural gas is generally cheaper than electricity saving you money on your annual energy bills.
  • Natural gas devices tend to be more efficient making them financially and environmentally viable.
  • Gas is an eco-friendly choice as it is the least environmentally damaging of the fossil fuels, contributing around 27% less C02 than oil and 45% less carbon dioxide than coal.
  • Gas lines are less exposed to the elements making supply more reliable. This means you can still heat your home even if the power goes out.

Negatives of Natural Gas Appliances

  • Gas appliances tend to are subject to a higher initial investment. Both the cost of the appliance and the associated installation costs are likely to be more.
  • Having a natural gas line installed if you don’t already have one can be expensive. The amount will vary depending on a number of factors, so it is worth talking to your provider before making a final decision.
  • Moving or extending a gas line can also require a big outlay so this should be included in any cost comparisons.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if natural gas home appliances are not properly installed or regularly maintained. making sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm is essential is you use gas in your home.

Should You Choose Natural Gas?

Making the choice between gas and electricity is not easy and the best choice for you probably won’t be the best decision for everyone.

If your main driver is cost natural gas is at the moment the lower priced option. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have gas, converting to natural gas comes at a cost. Thus, getting a quote for installing a natural gas line if you don’t currently have gas appliances is a good place to start.

Another reason to choose natural gas is that you are less likely to get interruptions in supply. If power outages happen often where you live then having appliances that continue to work during outages can count for a lot.

Finally, the sustainability credentials of natural gas could be considered as relatively short term, as you can’t switch them to renewable sources like you can electrical goods. Opting for renewable energy could be less expensive and more environmentally responsible options in the long run.

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