Gas Appliances

Looking at switching to natural gas devices may be a good option to lower expenditures at the same time as experiencing higher levels of comfort and efficiency.

There is a high supply of shale gas in the US resulting in low, stable costs, and gas is looked upon as the cleanest non-renewable energy source, thus, it can be regarded as the greener choice.

If you already have a natural gas line in your home, or are building a new house you might look at the potential benefits of gas home appliances and gas household appliances.

Learn more about gas appliances below from Accel Appliance Repair:

What are Natural Gas Appliances?

A gas device employs natural gas as the main fuel source. These goods afford a viable substitute to electrically powered appliances for heating your living space, heating water, cooking food and even cooling your home and drying your clothes.

In the majority of instances natural gas appliances nevertheless will need an electrical outlet but use gas as the major source of power. The amount of electricity needed will vary from appliance to appliance. E.g, a natural gas furnace can still be used even during a power cut, whereas a gas clothes dryer still requires electrical components.

A List of Appliances That Operate Using Gas.

Gas could have a great many uses in your house.

Keeping You Warm

Heating your home with natural gas is typically less expensive than keeping warm with electricity. The reduction can be as much as 50% depending on your energy prices and relative efficiency gains.

Gas makes the air hotter in a shorter time and is more reliable.

A Fireplace

As well as general heating gas is great for a fireplace. With a natural gas fire, you still get that open fire feeling and a focal point without the hassle.

Air Conditioning

Gas can offer an effective way to cool your home, even if there is a power outage.

Natural gas powered air conditioning requires a greater initial investment but is cheaper on an ongoing basis meaning cost savings in the long term. Superior effectiveness has the added upside of cutting your carbon footprint.

Water Heaters

There are two types of natural gas water heaters, on demand and tank. Natural gas heaters are faster and more productive than electric water boilers. Tankless heaters also give a continuous supply.

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

Cooking Food

Everyone has encountered the phrase “cooking with gas”. A gas company marketing line designed to link the use of natural gas with effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the origin the saying stuck because it is true. A great many chefs choose gas for the fact that they can control the temperature, and gas stoves are also a less wasteful way of turning energy into heat.


Gas might not be the immediate place your mind goes when it comes to drying clothes, however, gas tumble dryers are a great choice. They dry clothes at a higher temperature thus drying clothes in less time.

Outdoor Living

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

delight friends before they even get out of the car with outdoor lighting, keep them warm on cool evenings and get a meal prepared outside, whenever you are ready, and without the having to go to fill up your gas bottles.

Just like domestic heaters a pool or spa heater will get up to temperature twice as rapidly as an electric equivalent. And natural gas outdoor heaters set the mood as well as giving warmth for luxurious indoor-outdoor living.

Benefits of Gas Home Appliances

With any decision you make it’s best look at the pros and the cons. First up the pros of choosing Natural Gas.

  • Choosing gas will save you money on your energy bills.
  • Natural gas devices tend to be more efficient making them financially and environmentally viable.
  • Natural gas is an ecologically sound selection as it is viewed as the cleanest of the fossil fuels, contributing around 27% less carbon dioxide than oil and 45% less C02 than coal.
  • Natural gas lines are generally run underground making supply less likely to get interrupted. This means you can still cook even if the power goes out.

Negatives of Gas Appliances

  • Gas home appliances tend to have a higher initial outlay. Both the ticket price of the appliance and the associated installation costs are likely to be more.
  • Installing a new gas line can be costly. The cost will vary depending on how close the nearest supply is to your home, so it is worth talking to your provider before making any decisions.
  • Having a natural gas line moved or extended can also be expensive so this should be included in any price analysis.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if natural gas appliances are not properly installed or not maintained. making sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm is non-negotiable is you use natural gas in your home.

Is a Gas Appliance Right for You?

Making the change between natural gas and electricity is not easy and the optimal choice for you may not be the best 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, retrospectively installing gas is expensive. With this in mind, finding out how much a new gas line would cost if you don’t already have one is a good place to start.

Another benefit of gas is that you are less likely to get interruptions in supply. If power outages are common in your area then being able to heat water, heat or cool your home and cook during outages can count for a lot.

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 devices. Choosing solar panels or a heat pump may turn out to be more cost-effective and more environmentally responsible options in the long run.

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