Gas Appliances

Considering gas appliances could be a way to reduce your bills while seeing gains in comfort and efficiency.

Gas easy to extract in the United States resulting in low, stable prices per unit, and shale gas is considered to be the cleanest non-renewable energy source, therefore, it can be viewed as the least environmentally damaging choice and gas appliance repair can be less common than electrical appliance repair.

If you already have a gas line in your home, or are completing a new house you should consider the potential gains of switching to natural gas and natural gas household appliances.

Learn more about gas appliances and our appliance repair Madison service and company below:

What are Natural Gas Home Appliances?

A natural gas appliance uses natural gas as the dominant power source. These goods present a workable substitute for electrical devices.

Generally you will still need to plug in a gas appliance. The quantity electricity needed depends on the type of appliance. For example, a gas boiler will produce hot water even when there is a power outage, whereas a gas tumble dryer still needs electrical components to make the drum turn.

A List of Natural Gas Appliances

Gas has any number of purposes in your house.

Heating

Providing heat with gas usually costs less than providing heat using electrical heaters. Your expenditure could halve depending on your fuel prices and efficiency. Natural gas provides higher air temperatures and offers better reliability.This is very handy if you for winter power outages

An Indoor Fire

Aside from heating natural gas is perfect for a log fire with real flames. With a natural gas fire, you still get that open fire feeling and a focal point without the hassle.

Keeping Cool

Natural gas can be an efficient way to keep cool, even if there is a power failure. Natural gas powered air conditioning requires a higher initial investment but is better value on an ongoing basis meaning a better return on your investment. Higher efficiency also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Water Heaters

Natural gas water boilers come in two main designs, tank heaters and non-tank or on-demand heaters. Gas heaters are more rapid and more efficient than electric water heaters. On-demand water heaters also offer a continuous supply.

The fact that natural gas lines are almost always underground and guarded from the weather means you will still have the ability to wash even if there’s a power outage.

Cooking Food

Everyone has come across the saying “cooking with gas”. A gas company marketing line designed to link natural gas to effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the origin the phrase is still around because it is true. A great many chefs choose gas for the ease with which you can control the heat, and gas stoves provide a more cost effective way of turning fuel into heat.

Clothes Dryers

You may not immediately think of using natural gas to dry your clothes, however, gas clothes dryers are a great choice. Gas Dryers heat the air at a higher temperature thus drying clothes in less time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.

Outdoor Living

Did you know you don’t just have to use natural gas inside your home? Outside, gas is a popular choice for patio lights and cooking and even to heat your spa.

Wow your guests before they even get out of the car with outdoor lighting, keep them cosy even when the temperature falls and get food cooked outside at the perfect temperature, whenever you are ready, and without the worry of remembering 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 equivalent. And gas fire pits provide atmosphere as well as providing warmth for the best outside living.

Advantages of Gas Home Appliances

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

  • Choosing natural gas will reduce your power bills.
  • Natural gas appliances tend to be more efficient making them financially and environmentally viable.
  • Natural gas is an eco-friendly choice as it is considered the least polluting of the fossil fuels, with emissions of around 27% less carbon dioxide than oil and 45% less C02 than coal.
  • Gas supplies are generally more reliable and less susceptible to damage or interruption This means you can continue to cool your home even if you get a power outage.

Cons of Natural Gas Appliances

  • Natural gas appliances tend to are subject to a higher initial outlay. Both the ticket price of the appliance and the associated installation costs are likely to be greater.
  • Having a natural gas line installed if you don’t already have one can be costly. The price will vary depending on how close the nearest supply is to your home.
  • Moving or extending a natural gas line can also require a big outlay so this should always be added to any price analysis.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if natural gas home appliances are not installed correctly or not maintained. Having a carbon monoxide alarm is essential is you use gas in your home.

Should You Choose Natural Gas?

Making the choice between natural gas and electricity is not always simple and the right choice for you may not be the best decision for everyone.

Currently natural gas is almost always cheaper than electricity, so if the cost 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, switching to natural gas is expensive. Therefore, getting a quote for installing a gas line if you don’t currently have gas appliances is a good first step.

Another benefit of natural gas is reliability of supply. If power outages are common in your area then having appliances that continue to work during power failures can be a huge benefit.

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

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