Gas Appliances

Thinking about switching to natural gas appliances may be a way to save money while seeing increases in performance and productivity.

Gas abundant in the US resulting in low, stable prices, and natural gas is relatively the least polluting non-renewable energy source, thus, it can be seen as the greener option.

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

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What are Gas Home Appliances?

A gas device runs on gas as the main fuel source. Gas appliances offer a practicable substitute to electrical home appliances.

In general you will still need to supply electricity to a gas appliance. The quantity electric used depends on the type of appliance. E.g, a gas heater can still be used even if the power goes out, whereas a gas dryer still requires electricity.

Examples of Natural Gas Home Appliances

Gas is not just for cooking.


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

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


As well as keeping your home warm gas is perfect 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 fireplace, you still get real flames and plenty of warmth without the hassle.

Keeping Cool

Natural gas can offer an effective means to keep cool, even if there is a power outage.

Natural gas powered air conditioning requires a bigger initial investment but is cheaper to run and maintain meaning a better return on your investment. Higher performance has the added positive impact of cutting your carbon footprint.

Heating Water

There are two types of gas water heaters, on demand and tank. Natural gas heaters are faster and more productive than electric water heaters. Tankless water heaters also offer a continuous supply even with high demand. Invaluable if you have a big family that enjoys long showers.

The fact that gas lines are almost always hidden and guarded from the weather means you still have heating even when you don’t have electricity.

Cooking Food

Most people have encountered the phrase “cooking with gas”. A gas company marketing line created to link natural gas with effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the etiology the phrase is still around because it is accurate. Most chefs and home cooks choose natural gas for the ease with which you can control the heat, and natural gas stoves also offer a less wasteful way of converting energy into heat.


You might not instantly think of using gas in your laundry room, however, natural gas clothes dryers are a great choice. They dry clothes at a higher temperature thus clothes dry in a shorter time.

Outdoor Living

You have to restrict your gas use to indoor appliances. Outside, natural gas is a great power source for lighting and food prep and even to heat your spa.

Impress your guests before they even get out of the car with path lighting, keep them cozy on cool evenings and get dinner ready outside at the perfect temperature, whenever you are ready, and without the need to remember to fill up your gas bottles.

Just like indoor heaters a pool or spa heater will heat the water twice as fast as an electric equivalent. And gas fire pits give ambiance as well as giving heat for the best outside living.

Benefits of Natural Gas Appliances

With any decision you make it makes sense to look at the pros and the cons. First up the benefits.

  • Choosing gas will reduce your energy bills.
  • Natural gas devices tend to use less energy making them a better choice for your wallet and for the environment.
  • Natural gas is an ecologically sound selection 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 run underground making supply less likely to get interrupted. This means you can still cool your home even if there’s no electricity supply.At worst you might need to find a match.

Disadvantages of Gas Home Appliances

  • Natural gas appliances tend to are subject to a higher initial investment. Both the price of the appliance and the cost to install are likely to be greater for a natural gas appliance when looking at next to electrical appliances.
  • Installing a new gas line can be costly. The cost 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 included in any price analysis.
  • Safety first! Carbon monoxide can be an issue if gas devices are not properly installed or regularly maintained. making sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm is non-negotiable is you use natural gas in your home.

Is a Natural Gas Appliance Right for You?

Making the choice between natural gas and electricity is not always simple and the best choice for you probably won’t be the best decision for everyone.

Currently natural gas is almost always cheaper than electricity, so if the price is your main motivation 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 gas, switching to gas comes at a cost. 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 that you are less likely to get interruptions in supply. If power cuts happen often in your area then being able to heat water, heat or cool your home and cook during power cuts can count for a lot.

Lastly, in environmental terms, while gas devices are generally more efficient you can’t power them from renewable sources like you can electrical appliances. Opting for renewable energy could be more cost-effective and more eco-friendly options in the long run.

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