Gas Appliances

Looking at switching to gas appliances might be a good option to save money while experiencing higher levels of comfort, convenience and efficiency.

Gas easy to extract in the US resulting in low, stable costs, and gas is considered the cleanest non-renewable energy source, consequently, it can be regarded as the environmentally responsible choice.

If you already have natural gas installed at home, or are completing a new home you should consider the likely gains of choosing natural gas and natural gas home appliances.

Find more information about gas appliances below from Express Irvine Appliance Repair:

What is a Gas Home Appliance?

A natural gas home appliance makes use of gas as the primary power source. These home appliances present a viable alternative to electrically powered home appliances.

In the majority of instances gas home appliances nonetheless will need an electricity supply but use natural gas as the main source of power. The amount of electricity needed will vary from appliance to appliance. E.g, a gas boiler will produce hot water even during a power cut, whereas a natural gas clothes dryer still needs electricity to make the drum turn.

A List of Appliances That Operate Using Gas.

Gas has many purposes in your house.

Proving Heat

Keeping yourself warm with gas is typically less expensive than heating your home using electricity. Your outgoings could be cut in half depending on your fuel prices and relative efficiency gains.

Natural gas provides higher air temperatures and offers better reliability.This is due to gas lines being better protected than power lines.

Fireplaces

As well as general heating gas is perfect for a log fire with real flames. With a natural gas fireplace, you still get all the ambiance and a focal point without the hassle.

Keeping Cool

Natural gas can be an adept method to keep cool.

Natural gas air conditioning requires a higher initial investment but is better value on an ongoing basis meaning a better return on your investment. Superior effectiveness also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Heating Water

Gas water heaters come in two styles, tank heaters and non-tank or on-demand heaters. Natural gas heaters are more rapid and more fuel efficient than their electric substitutes. On-demand water heaters also offer a continuous supply even with high demand.

The fact that gas lines are almost always hidden and sheltered from the elements ensures you can still have the ability to heat your home even if there’s a power outage.

Preparing Food

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

Clever marketing or not the phrase is used today because it is valid. The majority of chefs choose natural gas for the ability to control the heat, and natural gas stoves are also a much more efficient way of turning fuel into heat.

Tumble Dryers

You might not immediately think of using natural gas in your laundry room, however, natural gas dryers are a great choice. Gas Dryers operate a few degrees hotter thus drying clothes in a shorter time.

Outdoor Entertaining

Gas doesn’t just have indoor uses. When it comes to outdoor living, natural gas is often used for patio lights and outdoor cooking and even to heat your spa.

delight friends as soon as they arrive with driveway lights, keep them cosy even when the temperature falls and get a meal prepared outside at the perfect temperature, when you like, and without the worry of remembering to fill up your propane bottles.

Just like indoor water 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 perfect indoor-outdoor entertaining.

Pros of Gas Appliances

With any decision you make it makes sense to look at the pros and the cons. Here are some of the advantages.

  • Gas is generally less expensive than electricity saving you money on your annual energy costs.
  • Natural gas appliances tend to be more efficient making them more sustainable for your wallet and for the planet.
  • Natural gas is an ecologically sound option as it is viewed as the cleanest of the fossil fuels, with emissions of around 27% less C02 than oil and 45% less carbon dioxide than coal.
  • Natural gas lines are generally more reliable and less susceptible to damage or interruption This means you can continue to heat water even if there’s no electricity supply.

Negatives of Natural gas Home Appliances

  • Natural gas appliances tend to are subject to a higher initial investment. Both the price of the appliance and the installation cost are likely to be higher.
  • Having a 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 gas line can also require a big outlay.
  • Safety comes first and carbon monoxide can be an issue if natural gas devices are not installed correctly 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 decision between natural gas and electricity is not easy and the optimal choice for you probably won’t be the optimal decision for everyone.

If your main driver is cost natural gas is currently the cheaper option. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have gas, retrospectively installing gas comes at a cost. Therefore, getting a quote for installing a gas line if you don’t currently have gas appliances is a good place to start.

Another benefit of gas is stability of supply. If power outages happen often where you live then being able to heat water, heat or cool your home and cook during power cuts can count for a lot.

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

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