Gas Appliances

Considering gas appliances could be an option to lower expenditures while experiencing gains in comfort, convenience and efficiency.

Gas easy to extract in the United States meaning that equivalent prices are low and stable, and shale gas is considered to be the cleanest fossil fuel, therefore, it can be seen as the most eco-friendly alternative.

If you already have natural gas installed at home, or are completing a new home you should look at the likely gains of natural gas home appliances and gas appliances.

Read more about gas appliances below from ASAP Appliance Repair:

What is a Natural Gas Appliance?

A natural gas device runs on natural gas as the primary fuel source. Natural gas devices afford a viable substitute for electrically powered devices for heating your house, providing hot water, cooking food and even air conditioning and laundry.

In most cases natural gas home appliances nevertheless require an electrical outlet but use gas as the main source of power. The amount of electricity needed depends on how the appliance works. For example, a gas boiler will still work even when there is a power outage, whereas a gas clothes dryer still relies upon electricity.

Examples of Natural Gas Appliances

Gas has a great many purposes in your home.

Proving Heat

Keeping yourself warm with natural gas is typically less expensive than providing heat with electricity. Your costs could halve subject to your energy costs and relative efficiency gains.

Gas provides higher air temperatures and is more reliable.This is due to gas lines being better protected than power lines.

A Fireplace

Aside from keeping your home warm natural gas is ideal for a log fire with real flames. With a gas fire, you still get real flames and a warm home without the fuss.

Cooling Your Home

Gas air conditioners can be an adept way to keep your home cool, even if there is a power cut.

Natural gas powered air conditioning could be more costly to begin with but is cheaper on an ongoing basis meaning a better return on your investment. Better performance has the added benefit of cutting your carbon footprint.

Water Heating

There are two styles of natural gas water heaters, non-tank and tank. Natural gas heaters are more rapid and more fuel efficient than their electric substitutes. Tankless heaters also provide a continuous supply even with high demand. Handy if you have a big household that enjoys long showers.

The fact that gas lines are generally dug into the ground and protected from the weather ensures you still have the ability to wash even when there’s a power outage.

Cooking

Everyone has come across the saying “cooking with gas”. A great advertising line created to link natural gas with effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the etiology the saying is still around because it is accurate. Most chefs and amateur cooks choose gas for the ability to vary the heat, and gas hobs are also a much more efficient way of converting energy into heat.

Tumble Dryers

You might not immediately think of using natural gas in your laundry room, however, gas clothes dryers have many advantages. They dry clothes a few degrees hotter thus drying clothes in less time.

Using Natural Gas Outside

You have to restrict your natural gas use to indoor appliances. Outside the home, gas is often used for patio lights and food prep and can even be used to heat your spa.

Wow friends before they even get out of the car with path lights, keep them warm even when the temperature falls and get dinner ready outside, when you like, and without the having to go to fill up your gas bottles.

Just like indoor heaters a pool or spa heater will heat the water twice as fast as an electric heater. And gas fire pits set the mood as well as offering warmth for perfect indoor-outdoor living.

Pros of Natural Gas Home Appliances

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

  • Choosing gas will save you money on your power bills.
  • Gas home appliances tend to be more efficient making them more sustainable for your wallet and for the planet.
  • Natural gas is an ecologically sound choice as it is considered the least polluting of the fossil fuels, emitting around 27% less C02 than oil and 45% less C02 than coal.
  • Natural gas lines are less exposed to the elements making supply more reliable. This means you can continue to heat water even if the power goes out.At worst you might need to find a match.

Cons of Natural gas Home Appliances

  • Gas devices generally are subject to a higher initial outlay. Both the ticket price of the appliance and the associated installation costs are likely to be more.
  • Having a gas line installed can be expensive. The amount will vary depending on a number of factors, so it is worth talking to your energy company before making any decisions.
  • Moving or extending a gas line can also require a big outlay.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if natural gas appliances are not installed correctly or not maintained. making sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm is non-negotiable is you use natural gas in your home.

Should You Choose Gas?

Making the choice between natural gas and electricity is not straightforward and the right choice for you may 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 major factor in the decision-making process. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have gas, converting to natural gas comes at a cost. Thus, getting a quote for installing a gas line if you don’t already have one is a good first step.

Another key advantage of gas is reliability of supply. If power failures happen often in your area then having appliances that continue to work during power failures can be a huge benefit.

Finally, in environmental terms, while natural gas devices are generally more efficient you can’t power them from renewable sources in the same way you can electrical goods. Installing solar panels or a heat pump could be less expensive and more environmentally responsible options in the long run.

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