Gas Appliances

Looking at gas home appliances could be a good option to lower expenditures at the same time as experiencing increases in comfort and efficiency.

Shale gas is in plentiful supply in the US resulting in low, stable equivalent prices, and shale gas is looked upon as the least polluting fossil fuel, thus, it can be regarded as the most eco-friendly choice.

If you already have gas installed at home, or are building a new house you may wish to think about the possible gains of using more natural gas and natural gas household appliances.

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What are Natural Gas Appliances?

A gas home appliance uses natural gas as the dominant fuel source. Natural gas devices present a workable alternative to electrical appliances.

Usually you will still need to plug in a gas appliance. The amount of electric used depends on the type of appliance. E.g, a natural gas boiler will still work even if the electricity cuts out, whereas a natural gas tumble dryer still requires electricity.

Different Natural Gas Appliances

Natural gas has a great many uses in your house.

Keeping You Warm

Keeping yourself warm with natural gas is generally less expensive than heating using electricity. Your costs could halve depending on your energy prices and relative efficiency gains.

Natural gas heats the air in less time and offers better reliability.

Fireplaces

Aside from heating gas is great for a log fire with real flames. With a natural gas fireplace, you still get real flames and a focal point without the mess.

Keeping Cool

Gas air conditioning can be an adept way to keep cool.

Gas air conditioning may be a higher price initially but is better value on an ongoing basis meaning a better return on your investment. Better efficiency also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Water Heating

There are two styles of gas water boilers, non-tank and tank. Gas heaters are quicker and more efficient than their electric alternatives. Tankless heaters also provide a continuous supply. Which is useful if you have a big family that appreciates long showers.

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

Preparing Food

Everyone has heard the phrase “cooking with gas”. A great marketing line designed to link the use of natural gas with effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the origin the phrase is used today because it is true. The majority of chefs and amature cooks choose natural gas for the ease with which you can control the heat, and natural gas hobs also offer a less wasteful way of converting energy into heat.

Clothes Dryers

Gas might not be the first place your mind goes when it comes to laundry, however, natural gas clothes dryers are a great choice. Gas Dryers heat the air a few degrees hotter thus drying clothes in less time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.

Outdoor Living

Did you know you don’t just have to use natural gas inside your home? When it comes to outdoor living, natural gas is a great power source for patio lights and outdoor cooking and even to heat your pool.

Wow friends before they even reach the front door with path lighting, keep them toasty on cool evenings and get a meal prepared outside at the perfect temperature, when you like, and without the need to remember to fill up your gas bottles.

Just like domestic water heaters a pool or spa heater will get up to temperature twice as fast as an electric equivalent. And gas patio heaters provide ambiance as well as providing heat for luxurious outside entertaining.

Pros of Natural Gas Home Appliances

With any decision you make it makes sense to weight up the pros and the cons. Here are some of the pros.

  • Natural gas is generally less expensive than electricity thus lowering your annual utility costs.
  • Gas devices tend to use less energy making them more sustainable for your wallet and for the environment.
  • Gas is an eco-friendly selection as it is viewed as the least environmentally damaging of the fossil fuels, contributing around 27% less carbon dioxide than oil and 45% less C02 than coal.
  • Gas lines are less exposed to the elements making supply more reliable. 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 Gas Home Appliances

  • Gas home appliances generally require a higher initial cost. Both the cost of the appliance and the installation cost are likely to be higher for a natural gas appliance when looking at next to electrical alternatives.
  • Installing a new gas line can be expensive. The price will vary depending on how close the nearest supply is to your home, so it is worth talking to your energy company before deciding.
  • Moving or extending a gas line can also be expensive.
  • Safety first! Carbon monoxide can be an issue if natural gas appliances are not installed correctly or not maintained. Installing a carbon monoxide alarm is a must is you use natural gas in your home.

Should You Choose Gas?

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

Currently gas is almost always cheaper 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 comes at a cost. With this in mind, getting a quote for installing a gas line if you don’t currently have gas appliances is a good place to start.

Another reason to choose gas is that you are less likely to get interruptions in supply. If power cuts happen often in your area then having appliances that continue to work during power failures can be a big plus.

Finally, in environmental terms, while natural gas home appliances are generally more efficient you can’t power them from renewable sources like you can electrical appliances. Choosing solar panels or a heat pump could be a better investment and more sustainable options in the long run.

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