Gas Appliances

Looking at switching to gas home appliances may be a way to lower expenditures at the same time as seeing higher levels of performance and productivity.

Gas easy to extract in the US resulting in low, stable costs, and natural gas is viewed as the cleanest non-renewable energy source, consequently, it can be seen as the most eco-friendly choice.

If you already have a gas line in your home, or are buying a new dwelling you should consider the probable gains of choosing natural gas and gas appliances.

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What is a Natural Gas Home Appliance?

A natural gas device makes use of natural gas as the dominant power source. These devices present a great substitute for electrically powered appliances for heating your living space, heating water, cooking food and even air conditioning and tumble drying.

In the majority of instances gas devices nonetheless will need an electricity supply but use gas as the primary source of power. The amount of electricity used depends on the type of appliance. E.g, a gas water heater will produce hot water even if the power goes out, whereas a natural gas tumble dryer still needs electrical components to make the drum turn.

A List of Home Appliances That Run On Gas.

Gas could have many purposes in your home.


Providing heat with natural gas is typically less expensive than heating using electrical heaters. Your outgoings could be cut in half depending on your fuel prices and efficiency.

Gas provides higher air temperatures and is more reliable.This is a big plus if you if you get power cuts


Apart from general heating natural gas is ideal for a fireplace. With a natural gas fireplace, you still get that open fire feeling and a focal point without the hassle.

Keeping Cool

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

Natural gas air conditioning requires a greater initial investment but is cheaper on an ongoing basis meaning lower prices in the long term. Better efficiency also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Water Heaters

There are two styles of natural gas water boilers, on demand and tank. Gas heaters are quicker and more fuel efficient than their electric substitutes. On-demand heaters also provide a continuous supply even with high demand. Handy if you have a big family that appreciates long showers.

The fact that natural gas lines are usually hidden and guarded from the elements ensures you can still have hot water even when there’s a power outage.


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

Clever marketing or not the phrase is used today because it is accurate. A great many chefs and home cooks choose natural gas for the ease with which you can control the temperature, and gas stoves also offer a much more efficient way of converting energy into heat.


Gas might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to laundry, however, gas tumble dryers are a great choice. Gas Dryers operate a few degrees hotter thus drying clothes in a shorter time.

Outdoor Entertaining

Did you know you don’t just have to use gas inside your home? Outside the home, gas is a great power source for patio lights and cooking and even to heat your pool.

delight your guests before they even reach the front door with path lighting, keep them warm on cool evenings and get a meal prepared outside, 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 quickly as an electric equivalent. And gas fire pits set the mood as well as offering comfort for perfect indoor-outdoor living.

Pros of Gas Home Appliances

With any decision you make it makes sense to look at the pros and the cons. First up the advantages of choosing Natural Gas.

  • Choosing natural gas will save you money on your power bills.
  • Natural gas devices tend to use less energy making them more sustainable for your wallet and for the planet.
  • Natural gas is an ecologically sound choice as it is considered the cleanest of the fossil fuels, with emissions of 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.At worst you might need to find a match.

Cons of Gas Home Appliances

  • Natural gas appliances tend to have a higher initial investment. Both the price of the appliance and the installation cost are likely to be more.
  • Having a gas line installed if you don’t already have one can be expensive. The cost will vary depending on a number of factors, so it is worth talking to your energy company before making a final decision.
  • Having a natural gas line moved or extended can also be expensive.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if natural gas devices are not properly installed or not maintained. Having a carbon monoxide alarm is non-negotiable is you use gas in your home.

Should You Choose Gas?

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

Currently natural 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 gas, retrospectively installing gas is expensive. Thus, finding out how much a new gas line would cost if you don’t currently have gas appliances is a good place to start.

Another reason to choose natural gas is stability of supply. If power cuts happen often where you live then having appliances that continue to work during power cuts can count for a lot.

Lastly, the environmental credentials of natural gas could be considered as relatively short term, as you can’t switch them to renewable sources in the same way you can electrical appliances. Choosing renewable energy could be less expensive and more environmentally responsible options in the long run.

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