Gas Appliances

Considering switching to gas home appliances could be a good option to reduce your bills while seeing gains in ease, efficiency and performance.

Gas abundant in the United States resulting in low, stable costs, and natural gas is considered to be the cleanest fossil fuel, consequently, it can be seen as the most eco-friendly option.

If you already have a gas line at home, or are buying a new house you might look at the possible gains of switching to natural gas and natural gas appliances.

Find more information about gas appliances below from ASAP Appliance Repair:

What are Gas Home Appliances?

A natural gas home appliance makes use of natural gas as the primary fuel source. These goods present a workable alternative to electrical home appliances.

In most instances natural gas devices nevertheless will need an electricity supply but use gas as the main fuel. The amount of electricity needed will vary from appliance to appliance. For example, a natural gas water heater will produce hot water even when there is a power outage, whereas a gas clothes dryer still relies upon electricity to make the drum turn.

A List of Home Appliances That use Gas.

Gas could have any number of uses in your home.

Proving Heat

Heating your home with natural gas is usually less expensive than heating your home using electrical appliances. Your expenditure could be cut in half depending on your fuel prices and relative efficiency gains.

Natural gas provides higher air temperatures and is more reliable.This is a huge benefit if you for winter power outages

An Indoor Fire

Aside from heating gas is ideal for a log fire with real flames. With a natural gas fireplace, you still get that open fire feeling and a warm home without the fuss.

Cooling Your Home

Natural gas can be an effective method to cool your home.

Natural gas fueled air conditioning requires a bigger initial investment but is more cost effective to run and maintain meaning savings in the long term. Superior performance has the added positive impact of cutting your carbon footprint.

Water Heaters

There are two styles of natural gas water heaters, on demand and tank. Natural gas heaters are quicker and more fuel efficient than electric water heaters. On-demand water heaters also provide a continuous supply even with high demand. Which is useful if you have a big household that indulges in long showers.

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


Everyone has come across the phrase “cooking with gas”. A great advertising line conceived to link gas to effectiveness and efficiency.

Clever marketing or not the saying is still around because it is valid. The majority of chefs choose natural gas for the ability to vary the temperature, and gas ranges also offer a much more efficient way of turning energy into heat.

Tumble Dryers

Natural gas might not be the immediate thing you think of when it comes to drying clothes, however, natural gas tumble dryers have many advantages. Gas Dryers heat the air at a higher temperature thus drying clothes in less time.

Outdoor Living

Did you know you don’t just have to use gas inside your home? When it comes to outdoor entertaining, gas is a popular choice for lighting and outdoor cooking and even to heat your spa.

Impress guests before they even get out of the car with driveway lighting, keep them warm even when the temperature falls and get the food cooking outside, 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 get up to temperature twice as fast as an electric equivalent. And natural gas fire pits provide ambiance as well as offering heat for luxurious outside living.

Pros of Natural Gas Appliances

With any decision you make it’s best investigate the pros and the cons. First up the benefits of choosing Natural Gas.

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

Disadvantages of Gas Home Appliances

  • Gas devices generally require a higher initial investment. Both the ticket price of the appliance and the cost to install are likely to be higher for a natural gas appliance when comparing to electrical goods.
  • Having a natural gas line installed can be expensive. The amount will vary depending on how close the nearest supply is to your home, so it is worth talking to your provider before making any decisions.
  • Moving or extending a gas line can also be expensive.
  • Safety comes first and carbon monoxide can be an issue if gas devices are not installed correctly or regularly maintained. Having a carbon monoxide alarm is essential is you use natural gas in your home.

Is a Natural Gas Appliance Right for You?

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

Currently gas is almost always less expensive 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 gas, switching to 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 first step.

Another benefit of gas is that you are less likely to get interruptions in supply. If power outages are common in your area then being able to heat water, heat or cool your home and cook during power failures can be a huge benefit.

Finally, in environmental terms, while natural gas devices are generally more efficient you can’t switch them to renewable sources like you can electrical goods. Opting for solar panels or a heat pump may turn out to be more cost-effective and more eco-friendly options in the long run.

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