Gas Appliances

Looking at natural gas devices might be a good option to save money while seeing gains in comfort and efficiency.

Gas easy to extract in the United States meaning that prices per unit are low and stable, and shale gas is considered to be the least polluting fossil fuel, thus, it can be viewed as the environmentally responsible alternative.

If you already have a natural gas line in your home, or are completing a new dwelling you should look at the likely gains of choosing gas and gas household appliances.

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What is a Gas Appliance?

A natural gas device uses gas as the main fuel source. Gas goods are a great alternative to electrically powered home appliances for heating your house, heating water, heating your food and even cooling your home and drying your clothes.

In most cases natural gas devices nonetheless will need an electrical outlet but use natural gas as the main fuel. The quantity electricity used depends on the type of appliance. For example, a gas boiler will produce hot water even if the power goes out, whereas a natural gas dryer still relies upon electrical components.

A List of Appliances That use Gas.

Natural gas has many uses in your house.

Proving Heat

Providing heat with gas generally costs less than heating using electricity. Your outgoings could be cut in half subject to your energy tariffs and relative efficiency gains.

Gas heats the air faster and is more reliable.This is due to gas lines being better protected than power lines.

An Indoor Fire

As well as keeping your home warm 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 gas fire, you still get all the ambiance and plenty of warmth without the fuss.

Air Conditioning

Gas can offer an adept way to keep your home cool.

Gas powered air conditioning could be a higher price initially but is better value to run and maintain meaning cost savings in the long term. Higher performance also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Water Heating

Gas water heaters come in two main designs, tank heaters and non-tank or on-demand heaters. Natural gas heaters are quicker and more efficient than electric water boilers. Tankless water heaters also offer a continuous supply. Invaluable if you have a big household that appreciates long showers.

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

Cooking Food

We’ve all come across the saying “cooking with gas”. A great commercial line conceived to link natural gas to effectiveness and efficiency.

Clever marketing or not the phrase is still around because it is true. The majority of chefs and amature cooks choose natural gas for the fact that they can control the temperature, and natural gas stoves provide a much more efficient way of turning fuel into heat.

Clothes Dryers

You might not instantly think of using gas in your laundry room, however, natural gas tumble dryers can be an excellent choice. They dry clothes a few degrees hotter thus drying clothes in less time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.

Using Natural Gas Outside

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

delight friends before they even reach the front door with path lights, keep them toasty on cool evenings and get the food cooking outside at the perfect temperature, when you like, and without the worry of remembering to fill up your gas bottles.

Just like indoor water heaters a pool or spa heater will heat the water twice as rapidly as an electric heater. And gas patio heaters provide ambiance as well as giving comfort for luxurious indoor-outdoor living.

Advantages of Gas Home Appliances

With any decision you make it’s best investigate the pros and the cons. First up the pros.

  • Choosing gas will cut your utility bills.
  • Gas home appliances tend to be more efficient making them a better choice for your wallet and for the environment.
  • Natural gas is an eco-friendly choice as it is considered the least polluting of the fossil fuels, with emissions of 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 still heat your home even if you get a power outage.At worst you might need to find a match.

Cons of Natural Gas Home Appliances

  • Gas devices usually have a higher initial outlay. Both the cost of the appliance and the cost to install are likely to be higher for a natural gas appliance when comparing to electrical appliances.
  • Installing a new gas line if you don’t already have one can be costly. The amount will vary depending on a number of factors, so it is worth talking to your provider before deciding.
  • 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 appliances are not properly installed or not maintained. Installing a carbon monoxide alarm is non-negotiable is you use gas in your home.

Should You Choose Gas?

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

Currently natural gas is almost always less expensive than electricity, so if the cost is your main driver 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, converting to natural gas is expensive. Therefore, finding out how much a new gas line would cost if you don’t currently have gas appliances is a good first step.

Another benefit of gas is that you are less likely to get interruptions in supply. If power outages are common in your area then being able to heat water, heat or cool your home and cook during power failures can count for a lot.

Finally, in environmental terms, while gas devices are generally more efficient you can’t power them from renewable sources in the same way you can electrical home appliances. Choosing solar panels or a heat pump could be more cost-effective and more eco-friendly options in the long run.

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