Gas Appliances

Looking at switching to natural gas appliances might be a way to lower expenditures while experiencing increases in performance and productivity.

Natural gas abundant in the United States resulting in low, stable costs, and natural gas is viewed as the cleanest non-renewable energy source, consequently, it can be seen as the least environmentally damaging choice.

If you already have a gas line in your house, or are buying a new house you may wish to think about the possible advantages of natural gas devices and gas home appliances.

Learn more about gas appliances below from Remedy Appliance Repair:

What is a Gas Appliance?

A natural gas home appliance makes use of natural gas as the dominant power source. Gas appliances afford a workable substitute to electrically powered appliances for heating your living space, heating water, heating food and even air conditioning and drying your clothes.

In most instances gas devices nevertheless require an electrical outlet but use natural gas as the major source of power. The amount of electricity needed will vary from appliance to appliance. For example, a gas heater will still operate even if the electricity cuts out, whereas a gas tumble dryer still requires electrical components.

Examples of Gas Home Appliances

Gas has many purposes in your house.

Proving Heat

Heating your home with natural gas is typically less expensive than heating with electricity. The difference can be as much as 50% depending on your fuel costs and efficiency.

Gas provides higher air temperatures and is more reliable.

An Indoor Fire

Apart from general heating natural gas is perfect for having a fire in your home. With a natural gas fireplace, you still get real flames and a focal point without the fuss.


Gas air conditioners can offer an efficient way to keep cool.

Natural gas air conditioning requires a bigger initial investment but is cheaper on an ongoing basis meaning a better return on your investment. Better performance also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Water Heating

There are two types of natural gas water boilers, non-tank and tank. Gas heaters are faster and more fuel efficient than their electric counterparts. Tankless water heaters also provide a continuous supply. Invaluable if you have a big household that indulges in long showers.

The fact that natural gas lines are almost always underground and guarded from the weather ensures you will still have the ability to shower even when you don’t have electricity.


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

Clever marketing or not the phrase stuck because it is accurate. A great many chefs and home cooks choose natural gas for the fact that they can control the heat, and gas ranges provide a more cost effective way of turning fuel into heat.

Tumble Dryers

You may not immediately think of using natural gas in your laundry room, however, gas dryers have many advantages. They heat the air at a higher temperature thus drying clothes in less time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.

Using Gas Outside

Natural Gas doesn’t just have indoor uses. When it comes to outdoor entertaining, natural gas is a popular choice for patio lights and outdoor cooking and can even be used to heat your pool.

Wow guests as soon as they arrive with path lighting, keep them warm even when the temperature drops and get food cooked outside at the perfect temperature, when you like, and without the worry of remembering to fill up your gas bottles.

Just like indoor heaters a pool or spa heater will get up to temperature twice as quickly as an electric heater. And gas patio heaters provide atmosphere as well as offering heat for perfect indoor-outdoor entertaining.

Pros of Natural Gas Home 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 costs.
  • Gas devices tend to be more efficient making them better for your wallet and for the environment.
  • Gas is an environmentally responsible option as it is viewed as the least polluting of the fossil fuels, emitting around 27% less carbon dioxide than oil and 45% less carbon dioxide than coal.
  • Gas lines are generally more reliable and less susceptible to damage or interruption This means you can still cool your home even if the power goes out.At worst you might need to find a match.

Disadvantages of Natural gas Home Appliances

  • Gas devices usually are subject to a higher initial investment. Both the ticket price of the appliance and the cost to install are likely to be higher.
  • Installing a new gas line can be expensive. The amount will vary depending on a number of factors, so it is worth talking to your provider before making a final decision.
  • Moving or extending a gas line can also be expensive.
  • Safety comes first and carbon monoxide can be an issue if natural gas devices are not properly installed or regularly maintained. Installing a carbon monoxide alarm is non-negotiable is you use gas in your home.

Should You Choose Natural Gas?

Making the change between gas and electricity is not always simple and the right choice for you may 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, retrospectively installing natural gas comes at a cost. Thus, getting a quote for installing a gas line if you don’t currently have gas appliances is a good first step.

Another reason to choose gas is reliability of supply. If power cuts 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 natural gas home appliances are generally more efficient you can’t power them from renewable sources like you can electrical devices. Opting for renewable energy could be less expensive and more eco-friendly options in the long run.

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