Gas Appliances

Thinking about gas devices may be a good option to reduce your bills at the same time as seeing higher levels of performance and productivity.

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If you already have gas installed in your house, or are buying a new home you should think about the possible gains of natural gas appliances and gas household appliances.

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What are Gas Appliances?

A gas home appliance employs natural gas as the primary fuel source. Natural gas appliances afford a practicable alternative to electrical goods for heating your home, heating water, heating your food and even cooling your home and clothes drying.

In most instances natural gas home appliances nonetheless will need an electrical outlet but use natural gas as the main source of power. The amount of electricity needed depends on the type of appliance. For example, a gas boiler will still work even if the electricity cuts out, whereas a gas dryer still needs electrical components to make the drum turn.

A List of Home Appliances That Use Gas.

Gas can have any number of purposes in your home.

Proving Heat

Heating your home with gas typically costs less than heating using electrical heaters. The reduction can be up to 50% subject to your energy prices and relative efficiency gains.

Gas makes the air hotter in a shorter time and offers better reliability.This is a big plus if you for winter power outages


As well as general heating gas is great 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 fireplace, you still get all the ambiance and plenty of warmth without the hassle.

Keeping Cool

Gas air conditioners can offer an efficient way to keep your home cool.

Gas air conditioning may be more costly to begin with but is cheaper to run and maintain meaning cost savings in the long term. Superior efficiency has the added upside of cutting your C02 emissions.

Heating Water

There are two types of natural gas water heaters, non-tank and tank. Natural gas heaters are more rapid and more productive than their electric alternatives. On-demand heaters also offer a continuous supply. Which is useful if you have a big family that indulges in long showers.

The fact that natural gas lines are usually underground and protected from the weather means you will still have heating even if there’s a power outage.


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

Clever marketing or not the phrase is still around because it is valid. The majority of chefs and amateur cooks choose natural gas for the fact that they can control the size of the flame, and gas stoves also offer a much more efficient way of converting fuel into heat.


You might not instantly think of using natural gas in your laundry room, however, natural gas clothes dryers can be an excellent choice. Gas Dryers work a few degrees hotter thus clothes dry in a shorter time.

Outdoor Entertaining

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

Wow guests as soon as they arrive with outdoor lights, 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 propane bottles.

Just like indoor water heaters a pool or spa heater will get up to temperature twice as fast as an electric equivalent. And gas fire pits set the mood as well as offering heat for the best outside entertaining.

Pros of Gas Appliances

As with anything there are pros and cons to natural gas home appliances. Here are some of the benefits of choosing Natural Gas.

  • Natural gas is generally cheaper than electricity saving you money on your annual power costs.
  • Natural gas devices tend to be more efficient making them a better choice for your wallet and for the environment.
  • Gas is an eco-friendly option as it is viewed as the least polluting of the fossil fuels, contributing around 27% less C02 than oil and 45% less carbon dioxide than coal.
  • Natural gas supplies are generally more reliable and less susceptible to damage or interruption This means you can continue to cool your home even if the power goes out.At worst you might need to find a match.

Negatives of Natural gas Appliances

  • Natural gas devices tend to have a higher initial cost. Both the value of the appliance and the cost to install are likely to be greater for a gas appliance when looking at next to electrical alternatives.
  • Installing a new gas line if you don’t already have one can be expensive. The amount will vary depending on a number of factors.
  • Moving or extending a gas line can also cost a considerable amount so this should be added to any cost benefit analysis.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if gas home appliances are not properly installed or regularly maintained. Installing a carbon monoxide alarm is a must is you use gas in your home.

Should You Choose Natural Gas?

Making the choice between 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 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 gas, retrospectively installing 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 key advantage of gas is stability of supply. If power outages are common where you live then having appliances that continue to work during outages can be a huge benefit.

Finally, in environmental terms, while gas home appliances are generally more efficient you can’t switch them to renewable sources in the same way you can electrical appliances. Opting for renewable energy could be less expensive and more environmentally responsible options in the long run.

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