Gas Appliances

Looking at gas devices may be a way to save money while experiencing gains in performance and productivity.

There is a abundant supply of natural gas in the US meaning that costs are low and stable, and gas is viewed as the cleanest fossil fuel, therefore, it can be seen as the greener alternative.

If you already have a gas line at home, or are building a new dwelling you might consider the possible advantages of switching to gas and gas household appliances.

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What are Natural Gas Appliances?

A natural gas home appliance runs on natural gas as the primary fuel source. These devices offer a viable substitute to electrical goods.

Generally you will still need to plug in a gas appliance. The quantity electric needed depends on the type of appliance. For example, a gas range will still work even if the power goes out, whereas a natural gas clothes dryer still needs electricity.

Different Natural Gas Appliances

Gas has any number of uses in your home.

Proving Heat

Keeping yourself warm with natural gas is typically less expensive than providing heat with electricity. The difference can be up to 50% subject to your energy tariffs and relative efficiency gains.

Natural gas makes the air hotter in a shorter time and is more reliable.This is a big plus if you for winter power outages


Apart from heating gas is ideal for a log fire with real flames.Forget the hassle of having to collect or buy logs or clean out the ashes. With a natural gas fire, you still get real flames and plenty of warmth without the mess.

Keeping Cool

Gas air conditioning can be an effective way to cool your home.

Gas fueled air conditioning could be more costly initially 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

There are two styles of natural gas water heaters, non-tank and tank. Gas heaters are quicker and more productive than electric water heaters. Tankless water heaters also provide a continuous supply even with high demand. Handy if you have a big family that enjoys long showers.

The fact that gas lines are almost always dug into the ground and guarded from the weather ensures you will still have the ability to wash even when you don’t have electricity.


We’ve all heard the phrase “cooking with gas”. A great advertising strategy created to link natural gas with effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the origin the phrase is still around because it is valid. A great many chefs and home cooks choose gas for the ability to vary the temperature, and gas stoves are also a more cost effective way of converting fuel into heat.


Natural gas might not be the immediate place your mind goes when it comes to drying clothes, however, gas clothes dryers have many advantages. Gas Dryers dry clothes at a higher temperature thus drying clothes in a shorter time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.

Outdoor Living

You have to restrict your gas use to indoor appliances. Outside the home, gas is a popular choice for lighting and cooking and even to heat your pool.

Wow guests as soon as they arrive with driveway lights, keep them warm even when the temperature falls and get the food cooking outside at the perfect temperature, whenever you are ready, 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 fast as an electric equivalent. And gas fire pits offer atmosphere as well as giving warmth for perfect outside living.

Pros of Natural Gas Home Appliances

As in all things there are pros and cons to gas home appliances. First up the advantages of choosing Natural Gas.

  • Natural gas is generally cheaper than electricity saving you money on your annual energy bills.
  • Natural gas home appliances tend to use less energy making them a better choice for your wallet and for the environment.
  • Gas is an environmentally responsible selection as it is viewed as the least environmentally damaging of the fossil fuels, contributing around 27% less C02 than oil and 45% less carbon dioxide than coal.
  • Gas lines are less exposed to the elements making supply less likely to get interrupted. This means you can continue to heat your home even if the power goes out.At worst you might need to find a match.

Negatives of Natural gas Home Appliances

  • Natural gas devices usually are subject to a higher initial cost. Both the cost of the appliance and the associated installation costs are likely to be more for a gas appliance when comparing to electrical appliances.
  • Having a gas line installed if you don’t already have one can be costly. The amount will vary depending on how close the nearest supply is to your home.
  • Having a gas line moved or extended can also be expensive so this should always be added to any price analysis.
  • Safety comes first and carbon monoxide can be an issue if natural gas devices are not installed correctly or regularly maintained. Installing a carbon monoxide alarm is non-negotiable is you use gas in your home.

Is a Gas Appliance Right for You?

Making the decision between gas and electricity is not straightforward and the best choice for you might not be the best choice for everyone.

Currently natural gas is almost always cheaper than electricity, so if the price is your main driver 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, retrospectively installing natural gas comes at a cost. Thus, getting a quote for installing a 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 power cuts can count for a lot.

Lastly, in environmental terms, while natural gas devices are generally more efficient you can’t switch them to renewable sources like you can electrical goods. Installing solar panels or a heat pump could be a better investment and more sustainable options in the long run.

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