Gas Appliances

Considering gas appliances might be an option to reduce your bills at the same time as seeing higher levels of comfort, convenience and efficiency.

There is a high supply of gas in the United States resulting in low, stable costs, and natural gas is considered to be the cleanest non-renewable energy source, consequently, it can be seen as the most eco-friendly alternative.

If you already have a gas line at home, or are completing a new home you should think about the probable benefits of gas home appliances and gas appliances.

Learn more about gas appliances below from Gold Glendale Appliance Repair:

What are Gas Appliances?

A gas appliance runs on gas as the dominant fuel source. Natural gas devices afford a practicable substitute for electrically powered devices.

In general you will still need to supply electricity to a gas appliance. The amount of electricity needed will vary from appliance to appliance. For example, a gas water heater will work even if the electricity cuts out, whereas a natural gas clothes dryer still relies upon electrical components to make the drum turn.

A List of Devices That Operate Using Gas

Natural gas is about more than cooking.

Proving Heat

Heating your home with gas is typically less expensive than heating using electrical heaters. Your outgoings could halve subject to your energy costs and efficiency.

Gas provides higher air temperatures and is more reliable.

An Indoor Fire

Aside from keeping your home warm gas is ideal for having a fire in your home.Forget the hassle of having to collect or buy logs or clean out the ashes. With a gas fireplace, you still get real flames and a focal point without the fuss.


Natural gas air conditioners can be an efficient means to cool your home.

Natural gas fueled air conditioning requires a higher initial investment but is better value on an ongoing basis meaning cost savings in the long term. Superior efficiency has the added benefit of lowering your C02 emissions.

Hot Water

Natural gas water heaters come in two styles, tank heaters and non-tank or on-demand heaters. Natural gas heaters are more rapid and more efficient than their electric alternatives. On-demand heaters also offer a continuous supply even with high demand.

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

Preparing Food

We’ve all heard the saying “cooking with gas”. A great commercial line conceived to link the use of gas to effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the origin the phrase is used today because it is true. Most chefs choose gas for the fact that they can control the heat, and natural gas hobs provide a less wasteful way of turning energy into heat.

Clothes Dryers

You might not instantly think of using gas to dry your clothes, however, gas clothes dryers have many advantages. They heat the air at a higher temperature thus clothes dry in a shorter time.

Outdoor Entertaining

Gas doesn’t just have indoor uses. When it comes to outdoor living, gas is often used for patio lights and outdoor cooking and can even be used to heat your spa.

delight guests before they even get out of the car 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 quickly as an electric heater. And natural gas patio heaters set the mood as well as giving comfort for luxurious outside entertaining.

Benefits of Gas Appliances

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

  • Choosing gas will reduce your power bills.
  • Natural gas devices tend to use less energy making them better for your wallet and for the planet.
  • Natural gas is an ecologically sound option as it is considered the least polluting of the fossil fuels, emitting around 27% less carbon dioxide 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 heat water even if you get a power outage. At worst you might need to find a match.

Disadvantages of Gas Home Appliances

  • Natural gas devices usually require a higher initial investment. Both the value of the appliance and the cost to install are likely to be higher.
  • Installing a new gas line if you don’t already have one can be costly. The cost will vary depending on a number of factors.
  • Having a natural gas line moved or extended can also be expensive.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if gas devices are not installed correctly or regularly maintained. Installing a carbon monoxide alarm is non-negotiable is you use natural gas in your home.

Should You Choose Natural Gas?

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

If your main driver is cost natural gas is at the moment the cheaper option. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have gas, switching to gas is expensive. 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 natural gas is reliability of supply. If power failures happen often in your area then being able to heat water, heat or cool your home and cook during power failures can be a huge benefit.

Lastly, in environmental terms, while natural gas home appliances are generally more efficient you can’t power them from renewable sources in the same way you can electrical home appliances. Choosing renewable energy could be a better investment and more environmentally responsible options in the long run.

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