Gas Appliances

Looking at switching to gas home appliances might be a way to reduce your bills while experiencing increases in performance and productivity.

There is a high supply of shale gas in the US resulting in low, stable prices per unit, and shale gas is viewed as the least polluting non-renewable energy source, consequently, it can be regarded as the environmentally responsible choice.

If you already have gas installed at home, or are buying a new house you should think about the probable advantages of switching to natural gas and natural gas household appliances.

Read more about gas appliances below from All-Tech Appliance Repair:

What is a Natural Gas Appliance?

A gas appliance runs on natural gas as the dominant fuel source. These goods present a workable alternative to electrical devices.

In general you will still need to supply electricity to a gas appliance. The quantity electric needed depends on the type of appliance. For example, a gas water heater will produce hot water even if the power goes out, whereas a natural gas dryer still requires electricity to make the drum turn.

Examples of Natural Gas Appliances

Gas can have many uses in your home.

Keeping You Warm

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

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


Aside from heating gas is great for having a fire in your home. With a natural gas fire, you still get all the ambiance and a focal point without the fuss.

Keeping Cool

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

Natural gas fueled air conditioning could be a higher price to install but is better value to run and maintain meaning a better return on your investment. Superior effectiveness also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Hot Water

There are two types of natural gas water boilers, non-tank and tank. Natural gas heaters are quicker and more fuel efficient than their electric alternatives. On-demand water heaters also provide a continuous supply.

The fact that gas lines are almost always hidden and sheltered from the elements ensures you will still have heating even when there’s a power outage.


Most people have encountered the saying “cooking with gas”. A gas company marketing line conceived to link the use of gas to effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the etiology the phrase is used today because it is accurate. The majority of chefs and home cooks choose natural gas for the fact that they can control the size of the flame, and natural gas ranges also offer a much more efficient way of turning energy into heat.


You might not instantly think of using gas to dry your clothes, however, gas clothes dryers are a great choice. They work at a higher temperature thus drying clothes in a shorter time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.

Using Gas Outside

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

Impress your guests before they even reach the front door with outdoor lights, keep them warm even when the temperature drops and get food cooked outside, when you like, and without the need to remember to fill up your propane bottles.

Just like indoor water heaters a pool or spa heater will get up to temperature twice as fast as an electric equivalent. And gas fire pits give ambiance as well as providing comfort for luxurious outside entertaining.

Benefits of Gas Appliances

As with anything there are pros and cons to gas appliances. Here are some of the benefits of choosing Natural Gas.

  • Choosing gas will save you money on your utility bills.
  • Gas home appliances tend to be more efficient making them a better choice for your wallet and for the planet.
  • Gas is an environmentally responsible option as it is the least environmentally damaging of the fossil fuels, emitting around 27% less C02 than oil and 45% less C02 than coal.
  • Gas lines are less exposed to the elements making supply more reliable. This means you can continue to heat your home even if you get a power outage.At worst you might need to find a match.

Cons of Gas Home Appliances

  • Natural gas appliances usually require a higher initial outlay. Both the price of the appliance and the installation cost are likely to be higher for a gas appliance when comparing to electrical goods.
  • Having a natural gas line installed can be expensive. The cost will vary depending on how close the nearest supply is to your home.
  • Having a natural gas line moved or extended can also require a big outlay.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if gas appliances are not installed correctly or not maintained. making sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm is essential is you use gas in your home.

Is a Gas Appliance Right for You?

Making the change between gas and electricity is not always simple and the right choice for you might not be the right choice for everyone.

Currently natural gas is almost always less expensive 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, retrospectively installing gas comes at a cost. Therefore, finding out how much a new gas line would cost if you don’t currently have gas appliances is a good place to start.

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

Lastly, the eco-friendly credentials of gas may be relatively short term, as you can’t power them from renewable sources in the same way you can electrical devices. Installing solar panels or a heat pump could be less expensive and more eco-friendly options in the long run.

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