Gas Appliances

Considering gas home appliances may be an option to reduce your bills at the same time as experiencing higher levels of performance and productivity.

Gas is in plentiful supply in the United States resulting in low, stable equivalent prices, and gas is viewed as the least polluting non-renewable energy source, therefore, it can be seen as the environmentally responsible alternative.

If you already have gas installed in your house, or are completing a new home you should think about the possible advantages of using more gas and gas household appliances.

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What is a Gas Home Appliance?

A gas home appliance runs on natural gas as the primary power source. These home appliances afford a viable alternative to electrically powered goods.

In many situations gas devices nonetheless will need an electrical outlet but use natural gas as the major source of power. The amount of electricity needed will vary from appliance to appliance. For example, a natural gas heater can still be used even if the electricity cuts out, whereas a natural gas dryer still relies upon electricity.

Examples of Gas Appliances

Natural gas is about more than heating.

Keeping You Warm

Heating your home with natural gas typically costs less than heating with electricity. The reduction can be up to 50% subject to your energy costs and efficiency.

Gas heats the air faster and is more reliable.

A Fireplace

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

Cooling Your Home

Natural gas air conditioning can offer an efficient method to cool your home, even if there is a power cut.

Natural gas powered air conditioning can be more expensive to install but is better value on an ongoing basis meaning a better return on your investment. Better performance has the added upside of lowering your C02 emissions.

Water Heating

Gas water heaters come in two forms, tank heaters and non-tank or on-demand heaters. Gas heaters are faster and more efficient than their electric substitutes. Tankless heaters also give a continuous supply even with high demand.

The fact that gas lines are almost always dug into the ground and sheltered from the elements means you will still have hot water even if you don’t have electricity.


We’ve all come across the saying “cooking with gas”. A great advertising strategy designed to link the use of gas to effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the etiology the phrase stuck because it is accurate. A great many chefs choose gas for the fact that they can control the size of the flame, and natural gas hobs provide a more cost effective way of converting fuel into heat.

Tumble Dryers

Gas might not be the immediate place your mind goes when it comes to laundry, however, natural gas dryers have many advantages. They work a few degrees hotter thus drying clothes in less time.

Outdoor Living

You have to restrict your gas use to indoor appliances. When it comes to outdoor entertaining, gas is a great power source for patio lights and outdoor cooking and even to heat your spa.

Impress guests before they even get out of the car with driveway lights, keep them cosy on cool evenings and get food cooked outside at the perfect temperature, whenever you are ready, and without the need to remember to fill up your gas bottles.

Just like domestic water heaters a pool or spa heater will heat the water twice as rapidly as an electric equivalent. And gas fire pits give ambiance as well as offering warmth for the best indoor-outdoor entertaining.

Pros of Gas Appliances

As in all things there are pros and cons to gas appliances. Here are some of the advantages.

  • Choosing gas will reduce your energy bills.
  • Natural gas appliances tend to use less energy making them more sustainable for your wallet and for the planet.
  • Natural gas is an environmentally responsible selection as it is the least polluting of the fossil fuels, emitting around 27% less carbon dioxide than oil and 45% less carbon dioxide than coal.
  • Gas supplies 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.

Negatives of Gas Home Appliances

  • Gas appliances usually require a higher initial cost. Both the ticket price of the appliance and the cost to install are likely to be higher.
  • Having a natural 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 supplier before deciding.
  • Having a natural gas line moved or extended can also be expensive so this should always 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.

Is a Natural Gas Appliance The Right Choice for You?

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

Currently gas is almost always less expensive than electricity, so if the price 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. Therefore, 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 key advantage of natural gas is reliability of supply. If power outages are common in your area then having appliances that continue to work during outages can count for a lot.

Lastly, in environmental terms, while gas appliances are generally more efficient you can’t switch them to renewable sources like you can electrical goods. Opting for renewable energy could be a better investment and more environmentally responsible options in the long run.

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