Gas Appliances

Thinking about gas devices may be a good option to lower expenditures at the same time as seeing gains in performance and productivity.

Natural gas easy to extract in the US resulting in low, stable prices, and shale gas is considered the cleanest non-renewable energy source, thus, it can be seen as the least environmentally damaging alternative.

If you already have natural gas installed at home, or are buying a new dwelling you might think about the possible gains of choosing natural gas and natural gas appliances.

Read more about gas appliances below from Wright Appliance Repair:

What is a Natural Gas Home Appliance?

A gas appliance employs gas as the main fuel source. Natural gas appliances offer a great substitute for electrical home appliances for heating your home, heating water, cooking food and even cooling your home and clothes drying.

Usually you will still need to plug in a gas appliance. The amount of electricity used depends on how the appliance works. For example, a natural gas range will still work even if the power goes out, whereas a natural gas clothes dryer still relies upon electricity to make the drum turn.

A List of Devices That Run On Natural Gas

Gas has a great many purposes in your house.


Providing heat with natural gas typically costs less than keeping warm using electrical appliances. Your costs could halve subject to your energy prices and relative efficiency gains.

Gas heats the air more quickly and is more reliable.


As well as heating natural gas is great for having a fire in your home.Forget the hassle of having to collect or buy logs or clean out the ashes. With a natural gas fireplace, you still get all the ambiance and a focal point without the hassle.

Cooling Your Home

Natural gas air conditioners can be an effective means to cool your home.

Natural gas air conditioning requires a bigger initial investment but is more cost effective on an ongoing basis meaning a better return on your investment. Better effectiveness has the added positive impact of reducing your C02 emissions.

Water Heating

There are two styles of gas water heaters, non-tank and tank. Natural gas heaters are faster and more productive than electric water boilers. Tankless heaters also give a continuous supply even with high demand. Handy if you have a big household that indulges in long showers.

The fact that gas lines are usually hidden and protected from the elements ensures you still have heating even if you don’t have electricity.


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

Clever marketing or not the phrase has stuck around because it is accurate. The majority of chefs and amateur cooks choose gas for the ability to control the size of the flame, and natural gas hobs provide a more cost effective way of turning energy into heat.

Tumble Dryers

Natural gas might not be the first place your mind goes when it comes to drying clothes, however, gas tumble dryers have many advantages. They work a few degrees hotter thus clothes dry in less time.

Outdoor Entertaining

You have to restrict your gas use to indoor appliances. Outside the home, natural gas is a popular choice for patio lights and outdoor cooking and can even be used to heat your pool.

delight guests as soon as they arrive with outdoor lighting, keep them cosy even when the temperature falls 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 domestic heaters a pool or spa heater will heat the water twice as rapidly as an electric equivalent. And gas patio heaters offer ambiance as well as giving heat for the best outside entertaining.

Pros of Gas Home Appliances

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

  • Choosing natural gas will reduce your power bills.
  • Gas devices tend to use less energy making them better for your wallet and for the environment.
  • Natural gas is an ecologically sound option as it is viewed as the least environmentally damaging of the fossil fuels, contributing around 27% less C02 than oil and 45% less C02 than coal.
  • Gas supplies are generally more reliable and less susceptible to damage or interruption This means you can still cook even if you get a power outage.

Disadvantages of Gas Appliances

  • Natural gas home appliances tend to require a higher initial investment. Both the ticket price of the appliance and the installation cost are likely to be greater.
  • Having a natural gas line installed if you don’t already have one can be expensive. The amount will vary depending on a number of factors.
  • Having a gas line moved or extended can also cost a considerable amount.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if gas devices are not properly installed or not maintained. Having a carbon monoxide alarm is essential is you use natural gas in your home.

Should You Choose Gas?

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 cheaper than electricity, so if the cost 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 natural 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 natural gas is that you are less likely to get interruptions in supply. If power outages happen often in your area then having appliances that continue to work during outages can be a huge benefit.

Lastly, in environmental terms, while natural gas home appliances are generally more efficient you can’t switch them to renewable sources in the same way you can electrical goods. Installing solar panels or a heat pump could be more cost-effective and more sustainable options in the long run.

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