Considering switching to gas devices may be an option to lower expenditures at the same time as experiencing increases in ease, efficiency and performance.
Natural gas is in plentiful supply in the US meaning that equivalent prices are low and stable, and gas is considered to be the cleanest fossil fuel, consequently, it can be seen as the environmentally responsible alternative.
If you already have natural gas installed in your home, or are building a new home you should look at the possible advantages of using more gas and natural gas household appliances.
Learn more about gas appliances below from Onward Appliance Repair:
A natural gas home appliance runs on gas as the primary fuel source. These home appliances present a viable substitute for electrically powered goods for heating your living space, heating water, heating your food and even cooling your home and drying your clothes.
Generally you will still need to supply electricity to a gas appliance. The quantity electricity needed depends on the type of appliance. E.g, a natural gas boiler will produce hot water even during a power cut, whereas a gas tumble dryer still needs electrical components.
Gas isn’t just for heating.
Keeping yourself warm with natural gas generally costs less than heating using electrical appliances. The difference can be up to 50% depending on your energy tariffs and relative efficiency gains.
Natural gas makes the air hotter in a shorter time and is more reliable.This is very handy if you for winter power outages
Aside from keeping your home warm natural gas is perfect for a fireplace. With a gas fireplace, you still get all the ambiance and a warm home without the hassle.
Gas air conditioning can be an adept way to keep cool.
Gas air conditioning can be a higher price initially but is better value on an ongoing basis meaning a better return on your investment. Better performance has the added upside of reducing your carbon footprint.
There are two types of natural gas water heaters, on demand and tank. Gas heaters are quicker and more productive than their electric substitutes. Tankless heaters also provide a continuous supply even with high demand.
The fact that natural gas lines are usually dug into the ground and protected from the weather ensures you still have hot water even if you don’t have electricity.
Everyone has encountered the saying “cooking with gas”. A great commercial line created to link the use of natural gas to effectiveness and efficiency.
Regardless of the origin the phrase is still around because it is accurate. Most chefs choose natural gas for the fact that they can vary the size of the flame, and gas stoves provide a less wasteful way of turning fuel into heat.
You may not instantly think of using gas in your laundry room, however, natural gas clothes dryers can be an excellent choice. They work at a higher temperature thus clothes dry in less time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.
Natural Gas doesn’t just have indoor uses. When it comes to outdoor living, natural gas is a great power source for patio lights and cooking and even to heat your pool.
Impress your guests before they even reach the front door with driveway lighting, keep them cosy even when the temperature drops and get a meal prepared outside at the perfect temperature, when you like, and without the having to go to fill up your propane bottles.
Just like domestic heaters a pool or spa heater will get up to temperature twice as quickly as an electric heater. And natural gas patio heaters give atmosphere as well as giving comfort for the best indoor-outdoor living.
As in all things there are pros and cons to natural gas home appliances. First up the pros.
Making the decision between natural gas and electricity is not easy and the best choice for you may not be the optimal choice for everyone.
If your main driver is cost gas is at the moment the least expensive fuel. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have natural gas, converting to natural gas is expensive. Thus, getting a quote for installing a natural gas line if you don’t currently have gas appliances is a good first step.
Another reason to choose gas is reliability of supply. If power cuts are common where you live then having appliances that continue to work during outages can be a big plus.
Finally, in environmental terms, while gas appliances are generally more efficient you can’t switch them to renewable sources in the same way you can electrical home appliances. Installing solar panels or a heat pump could be more cost-effective and more environmentally responsible options in the long run.
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