Gas Appliances

Looking at gas home appliances may be an option to save money at the same time as seeing increases in comfort and efficiency.

Gas easy to extract in the United States meaning that equivalent prices are low and stable, and natural gas is viewed as the least polluting fossil fuel, consequently, it can be viewed as the greener option.

If you already have a natural gas line at home, or are completing a new dwelling you should look at the probable benefits of using more natural gas and natural gas home appliances.

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What are Gas Home Appliances?

A natural gas appliance employs gas as the main fuel source. Natural gas appliances afford a practicable alternative for electrically powered devices.

In the majority of cases natural gas home appliances still will need an electrical outlet but use natural gas as the main fuel. The amount of electricity used depends on how the appliance works. For example, a natural gas boiler will work even if the electricity cuts out, whereas a gas dryer still needs electricity.

A List of Devices That Operate Using Gas.

Natural gas can be used for more than cooking.


Providing heat with gas is generally less expensive than heating with electricity. Savings can be as much as 50% depending on your fuel costs and relative efficiency gains.

Gas makes the air hotter in a shorter time and offers better reliability.This is very handy if you for winter power outages

An Indoor Fire

Aside from keeping your home warm gas is perfect for having a fire in your home. With a gas fire, you still get real flames and a warm home without the fuss.

Keeping Cool

Gas can offer an efficient way to cool your home, even if there is a power outage.

Gas air conditioning requires a greater initial investment but is cheaper to run and maintain meaning savings in the long term. Better performance has the added upside of reducing your carbon footprint.

Water Heating

There are two styles of gas water heaters, non-tank and tank. Gas heaters are faster and more productive than their electric alternatives. On-demand heaters also offer a continuous supply.

The fact that gas lines are almost always underground and protected from the weather ensures you can still have heating even if you don’t have electricity.


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

Regardless of the origin the saying has stuck around because it is accurate. Most chefs choose gas for the ease with which you can vary the heat, and natural gas hobs provide a more cost effective way of converting fuel into heat.

Clothes Dryers

You might not immediately think of using gas in your laundry room, however, gas tumble dryers can be an excellent choice. Gas Dryers dry clothes a few degrees hotter thus clothes dry in a shorter time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.

Using Gas Outside

Did you know you don’t just have to use natural gas inside your home? When it comes to outdoor entertaining, gas is a great power source for patio lights and food prep and even to heat your pool.

Wow friends before they even reach the front door with driveway lights, keep them cosy on cool evenings and get the food cooking outside at the perfect temperature, when you like, and without the having to go to fill up your gas bottles.

Just like indoor water heaters a pool or spa heater will heat the water twice as quickly as an electric heater. And gas fire pits set the mood as well as providing heat for luxurious indoor-outdoor entertaining.

Advantages of Natural Gas Appliances

As in all things there are pros and cons to natural gas devices. First up the benefits of choosing Natural Gas.

  • Natural gas is generally less expensive than electricity thus lowering your annual energy costs.
  • Gas appliances tend to be more efficient making them a more sustainable choice for your wallet and for the planet.
  • Natural gas is an eco-friendly choice as it is considered the cleanest of the fossil fuels, contributing around 27% less C02 than oil and 45% less C02 than coal.
  • Gas lines are generally more reliable and less susceptible to damage or interruption This means you can continue to cook even if there’s no electricity supply.

Negatives of Natural gas Home Appliances

  • Gas home appliances generally require a higher initial outlay. Both the price of the appliance and the cost to install are likely to be higher.
  • Installing a new gas line 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.
  • Moving or extending a natural gas line can also be expensive.
  • Safety first! Carbon monoxide can be an issue if natural gas devices are not installed correctly or not maintained. making sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm is essential is you use natural gas in your home.

Is a Gas Appliance Right for You?

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

If your main driver is cost gas is currently the least expensive option. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have gas, converting to gas comes at a cost. With this in mind, 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 benefit of gas is that you are less likely to get interruptions in supply. If power cuts are common in your area then having appliances that continue to work during power failures can be a big plus.

Lastly, the environmental credentials of natural gas could be considered as relatively short term, as you can’t switch them to renewable sources like you can electrical goods. Installing solar panels or a heat pump may turn out to be a better investment and more eco-friendly options in the long run.

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