Gas Appliances

Thinking about natural gas home appliances may be a good option to reduce your bills at the same time as experiencing higher levels of ease, efficiency and performance.

Shale gas abundant in the US meaning that equivalent prices are low and stable, and natural gas is looked upon as the cleanest fossil fuel, thus, it can be viewed as the most eco-friendly option.

If you already have a gas line at home, or are buying a new house you should consider the probable gains of switching to gas and gas appliances.

Learn more about gas appliances below from Gold Appliance Repair:

What is a Natural Gas Home Appliance?

A gas device runs on gas as the primary power source. Natural gas home appliances present a workable alternative to electrically powered devices.

In most situations gas appliances still require an electricity supply but use natural gas as the major fuel. The quantity electricity needed depends on the type of appliance. For example, a natural gas water heater will still work even if the power goes out, whereas a natural gas dryer still needs electricity.

A List of Devices That Operate Using Gas.

Gas could have any number of uses in your home.


Providing heat with natural gas is generally less expensive than providing heat using electricity. Your expenditure could halve subject to your energy costs and relative efficiency gains.

Gas makes the air hotter in a shorter time and is more reliable.This is due to gas lines being less exposed to the elements than power lines.

A Fireplace

Apart from general heating natural gas is ideal for a log fire with real flames. With a natural gas fire, you still get that open fire feeling and plenty of warmth without the hassle.

Keeping Cool

Natural gas air conditioners can be an adept method to keep your home cool.

Natural gas fueled air conditioning could be a higher price to begin with but is cheaper to run and maintain meaning savings in the long term. Better effectiveness also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Water Heating

There are two types of gas water heaters, non-tank and tank. Natural gas heaters are more rapid and more efficient than their electric substitutes. On-demand water heaters also offer a continuous supply.

The fact that gas lines are almost always dug into the ground and protected from the weather means you will still have the ability to heat your home even if you don’t have electricity.

Cooking Food

We’ve all heard the saying “cooking with gas”. A gas company marketing line created to link gas to effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the etiology the phrase has stuck around because it is accurate. A great many chefs choose natural gas for the ability to control the heat, and natural gas stoves also offer a much more efficient way of turning fuel into heat.


Natural gas might not be the first place your mind goes when it comes to laundry, however, gas dryers can be an excellent choice. They work at a higher temperature thus clothes dry in a shorter time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.

Outdoor Living

You have to restrict your natural gas use to indoor appliances. When it comes to outdoor living, gas is a popular choice for patio lights and cooking and can even be used to heat your spa.

Impress your guests as soon as they arrive with outdoor lighting, keep them warm even when the temperature drops and get food cooked outside, when you like, and without the having to go 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 natural gas fire pits offer ambiance as well as giving comfort for the best indoor-outdoor entertaining.

Advantages of Natural Gas Appliances

With any decision you make it’s best investigate the pros and the cons. Here are some of the pros.

  • Gas is generally cheaper than electricity thus lowering your annual power bills.
  • Natural gas appliances tend to be more efficient making them more sustainable for your wallet and for the planet.
  • Natural gas is an environmentally responsible selection as it is 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 heat your home even if you get a power outage.At worst you might need to find a match.

Negatives of Gas Home Appliances

  • Natural gas home appliances tend to require a higher initial outlay. Both the price of the appliance and the cost to install are likely to be higher for a natural gas appliance when looking at next to electrical goods.
  • Having a natural gas line installed can be expensive. The price will vary depending on how close the nearest supply is to your home.
  • Moving or extending a natural gas line can also cost a considerable amount.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if natural gas devices are not installed correctly or not maintained. Installing a carbon monoxide alarm is a must is you use gas in your home.

Is a Natural Gas Appliance The Right Choice for You?

Making the decision between gas and electricity is not easy and the optimal choice for you may not be the optimal choice for everyone.

Currently natural gas is almost always less expensive than electricity, so if the cost is your main motivation 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 natural gas, switching to gas is expensive. Thus, getting a quote for installing a gas line if you don’t already have one is a good place to start.

Another key advantage of gas is that you are less likely to get interruptions in supply. If power outages happen often in your area then having appliances that continue to work during power failures can be a big plus.

Lastly, in environmental terms, while natural gas devices are generally more efficient you can’t switch them to renewable sources in the same way you can electrical appliances. Installing renewable energy could be less expensive and more eco-friendly options in the long run.

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