Gas Appliances

Looking at natural gas home appliances could be an option to reduce your bills while seeing higher levels of performance and productivity.

Gas abundant in the US resulting in low, stable equivalent prices, and shale gas is considered to be the cleanest non-renewable energy source, thus, it can be viewed as the environmentally responsible choice.

If you already have natural gas installed in your home, or are completing a new dwelling you might think about the likely benefits of natural gas home appliances and gas household appliances.

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What is a Natural Gas Home Appliance?

A natural gas device makes use of natural gas as the primary fuel source. These home appliances are a great alternative for electrically powered appliances for heating your home, heating water, heating your food and even cooling your home and tumble drying.

In general you will still need to supply electricity to a gas appliance. The amount of electricity needed will vary from appliance to appliance. E.g, a gas heater can still be used even when there is a power outage, whereas a gas tumble dryer still needs electrical components.

Different Gas Appliances

Natural gas is about more than cooking.

Proving Heat

Heating your home with natural gas typically costs less than keeping warm with electricity. Your costs could halve depending on your energy tariffs and efficiency.

Gas heats the air faster and is more reliable.This is a huge benefit if you if you get power cuts

An Indoor Fire

Apart from heating gas is ideal for a fireplace. With a natural gas fireplace, you still get real flames and a warm home without the hassle.

Cooling Your Home

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

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 effectiveness has the added upside of reducing your C02 emissions.

Water Heaters

There are two types of natural gas water heaters, on demand and tank. Gas heaters are more rapid and more productive than electric water heaters. On-demand water heaters also give a continuous supply. Which is useful if you have a big household that indulges in long showers.

The fact that gas lines are usually hidden and protected from the elements means you will still have heating even if there’s a power outage.


Everyone has heard the saying “cooking with gas”. A gas company marketing line conceived to link the use of gas with effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the etiology the saying has stuck around because it is valid. A great many chefs and amature cooks choose gas for the fact that they can control the temperature, and natural gas ranges provide a less wasteful way of converting energy into heat.

Clothes Dryers

You may not immediately think of using gas in your laundry room, however, gas clothes dryers are a great choice. Gas Dryers operate at a higher temperature thus drying clothes in less time.

Outdoor Living

Natural Gas doesn’t just have indoor uses. Outside the home, natural gas is a great power source for lighting and cooking and can even be used to heat your spa.

delight guests before they even get out of the car with path lighting, keep them toasty even when the temperature drops and get the food cooking outside, whenever you are ready, and without the need to remember to fill up your propane bottles.

Just like domestic water heaters a pool or spa heater will heat the water twice as rapidly as an electric heater. And gas patio heaters set the mood as well as providing warmth for luxurious outside entertaining.

Pros of Gas Appliances

As in all things there are pros and cons to natural gas appliances. Here are some of the pros of choosing Natural Gas.

  • Gas is generally cheaper than electricity saving you money on your annual power bills.
  • Gas home appliances tend to be more efficient making them financially and environmentally viable.
  • Natural gas is an ecologically sound choice as it is viewed as the least polluting of the fossil fuels, with emissions of around 27% less carbon dioxide than oil and 45% less C02 than coal.
  • Natural gas lines are generally run underground making supply more reliable. This means you can still cool your home even if you get a power outage.

Negatives of Gas Home Appliances

  • Gas home appliances generally have a higher initial cost. Both the value of the appliance and the installation cost are likely to be more.
  • 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, so it is worth talking to your energy company before making a final decision.
  • Moving or extending a gas line can also require a big outlay so this should always be included in any cost comparisons.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if natural gas devices are not installed correctly or regularly maintained. Having a carbon monoxide alarm is non-negotiable is you use gas in your home.

Should You Choose Natural Gas?

Making the decision between natural gas and electricity is not always simple and the optimal choice for you may not be the best choice for everyone.

If your main driver is cost gas is at the moment the cheaper option. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have natural gas, retrospectively installing gas comes at a cost. Thus, 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 outages happen often in your area then being able to heat water, heat or cool your home and cook during power cuts can be a huge benefit.

Lastly, in environmental terms, while gas devices are generally more efficient you can’t switch them to renewable sources like you can electrical devices. Choosing solar panels or a heat pump could be less expensive and more eco-friendly options in the long run.

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