Gas Appliances

Looking at natural gas home appliances could be a way to reduce your bills while seeing increases in performance and productivity.

Shale 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 seen as the greener option.

If you already have natural gas installed at home, or are buying a new home you might consider the possible gains of natural gas devices and gas household appliances.

Read more about gas appliances below from First Rate Appliance Repair:

What are Gas Appliances?

A gas home appliance runs on natural gas as the dominant fuel source. Gas home appliances afford a workable substitute to electrically powered home appliances.

Usually you will still need to supply electricity to a gas appliance. The quantity electric needed depends on the type of appliance. E.g, a gas boiler will still work even when there is a power outage, whereas a natural gas dryer still requires electrical components.

Different Natural Gas Home Appliances

Gas is about more than heating.

Proving Heat

Keeping yourself warm with gas is typically less expensive than providing heat using electricity. Savings can be up to 50% subject to your fuel costs and efficiency.

Natural gas makes the air hotter in a shorter time and is more reliable.This is a huge benefit if you if you get power cuts


Apart from heating gas is great for having a fire in your home. With a gas fireplace, you still get all the ambiance and plenty of warmth without the hassle.


Natural gas can be an efficient means to keep your home cool.

Gas fueled air conditioning requires a bigger initial investment but is better value to run and maintain meaning a better return on your investment. Higher effectiveness also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Heating Water

There are two styles of gas water boilers, on demand and tank. Natural gas heaters are quicker and more efficient than their electric counterparts. On-demand water heaters also give a continuous supply even with high demand.

The fact that natural gas lines are usually dug into the ground and protected from the weather means you will still have hot water even if you don’t have electricity.

Cooking Food

Most people have heard the saying “cooking with gas”. A great advertising line designed to link gas with effectiveness and efficiency.

Clever marketing or not the phrase has stuck around because it is true. A great many chefs choose gas for the fact that they can vary the temperature, and natural gas hobs provide a much more efficient way of turning energy into heat.


You might not immediately think of using natural gas in your laundry room, however, natural gas tumble dryers have many advantages. They heat the air a few degrees hotter thus clothes dry in a shorter time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.

Outdoor Entertaining

Natural Gas doesn’t just have indoor uses. When it comes to outdoor living, gas is a great power source for patio lights and outdoor cooking and even to heat your spa.

Wow friends as soon as they arrive with outdoor lights, keep them toasty 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 domestic heaters a pool or spa heater will heat the water twice as rapidly as an electric equivalent. And gas outdoor heaters set the mood as well as giving heat for perfect indoor-outdoor entertaining.

Pros of Natural Gas Appliances

With any decision you make it makes sense to investigate the pros and the cons. Here are some of the pros of choosing Natural Gas.

  • Natural gas is generally less expensive than electricity saving you money on your annual utility costs.
  • Gas appliances tend to be more efficient making them more sustainable for your wallet and for the planet.
  • Gas is an environmentally responsible choice as it is considered the least polluting of the fossil fuels, with emissions of around 27% less carbon dioxide than oil and 45% less C02 than coal.
  • Gas lines are generally run underground making supply less likely to get interrupted. This means you can continue to cook even if you get a power outage.

Negatives of Natural gas Appliances

  • Gas devices generally are subject to a higher initial investment. Both the value of the appliance and the associated installation costs are likely to be higher for a gas appliance when looking at next to electrical goods.
  • Having a natural gas line installed 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 supplier before deciding.
  • Having a gas line moved or extended can also be expensive so this should always be included in any price analysis.
  • Safety first! Carbon monoxide can be an issue if gas appliances are not properly installed 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 change between natural gas and electricity is not always simple and the optimal choice for you may not be the right decision for everyone.

If your main driver is cost gas is for the time being the cheaper 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, getting a quote for installing a gas line if you don’t currently have gas appliances is a good place to start.

Another reason to choose gas is that you are less likely to get interruptions in 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.

Lastly, in environmental terms, while natural gas appliances are generally more efficient you can’t power them from renewable sources in the same way you can electrical home appliances. Opting for solar panels or a heat pump could be more cost-effective and more environmentally responsible options in the long run.

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