Gas Appliances

Considering natural gas devices may be an option to lower expenditures while experiencing gains in comfort, convenience and efficiency.

Gas easy to extract in the US resulting in low, stable prices per unit, and gas is considered the cleanest fossil fuel, therefore, it can be viewed as the most eco-friendly choice.

If you already have a gas line in your house, or are buying a new house you should consider the probable benefits of natural gas appliances and gas appliances.

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

What is a Gas Home Appliance?

A natural gas appliance runs on natural gas as the primary fuel source. These home appliances offer a workable substitute to electrical appliances for heating your home, heating water, heating food and even cooling your home and clothes drying.

In the majority of cases natural gas home appliances nevertheless require an electrical outlet but use gas as the primary source of power. The quantity electric used depends on how the appliance works. E.g, a natural gas water heater will produce hot water even when there is a power outage, whereas a gas clothes dryer still requires electricity to make the drum turn.

A List of Appliances That Operate Using Natural Gas.

Natural gas is about more than heating.

Keeping You Warm

Heating your home with gas generally costs less than keeping warm using electricity. Your outgoings could halve depending on your fuel costs and relative efficiency gains.

Natural gas provides higher air temperatures and is more reliable.This is due to gas lines being less exposed to the elements than power lines.

A Fireplace

As well as general heating natural gas is ideal for a fireplace. With a natural gas fireplace, you still get all the ambiance and a warm home without the mess.

Air Conditioning

Gas air conditioning can offer an efficient method to keep your home cool.

Natural gas air conditioning requires a bigger initial investment but is more cost effective to run and maintain meaning a better return on your investment. Superior performance also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Heating Water

There are two styles of gas water heaters, on demand and tank. Gas heaters are more rapid and more productive than electric water heaters. On-demand heaters also offer a continuous supply. Invaluable if you have a big family that enjoys long showers.

The fact that natural gas lines are generally dug into the ground and sheltered from the weather ensures you will still have heating even when there’s a power outage.


Everyone has heard the saying “cooking with gas”. A great marketing strategy created to link natural gas to effectiveness and efficiency.

Clever marketing or not the saying is used today because it is true. A great many chefs choose natural gas for the fact that they can control the size of the flame, and natural gas hobs also offer a more cost effective way of converting fuel into heat.


You may not instantly think of using gas in your laundry room, however, gas tumble 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.

Outdoor Entertaining

You have to restrict your gas use to indoor appliances. When it comes to outdoor entertaining, gas is often used for patio lights and food prep and can even be used to heat your spa.

Impress your guests as soon as they arrive with driveway 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 water heaters a pool or spa heater will heat the water twice as quickly as an electric heater. And natural gas patio heaters provide atmosphere as well as offering heat for perfect outside living.

Pros of Gas Appliances

As with anything there are pros and cons to gas appliances. Here are some of the advantages.

  • Natural gas is generally less expensive than electricity thus lowering your annual energy bills.
  • Natural gas home appliances tend to use less energy making them financially and environmentally viable.
  • Natural gas is an ecologically sound selection as it is viewed as the least polluting of the fossil fuels, with emissions of around 27% less carbon dioxide than oil and 45% less C02 than coal.
  • Natural gas lines are less exposed to the elements making supply more reliable. This means you can continue to heat your home even if the power goes out.

Disadvantages of Natural Gas Appliances

  • Natural gas home appliances usually require a higher initial investment. Both the price of the appliance and the installation cost are likely to be more.
  • Installing a new gas line if you don’t already have one can be costly. The price will vary depending on how close the nearest supply is to your home.
  • Having a natural gas line moved or extended can also be expensive.
  • Safety comes first and carbon monoxide can be an issue if gas devices are not properly installed or regularly maintained. making sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm is non-negotiable is you use gas in your home.

Is a Natural Gas Appliance Right for You?

Making the decision between natural gas and electricity is not always simple and the right choice for you might not be the right choice for everyone.

Currently natural gas is almost always less expensive than electricity, so if the cost is your main motivation this can be a big part of 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. Therefore, 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 outages are common in your area then being able to heat water, heat or cool your home and cook during outages can be a huge benefit.

Lastly, in environmental terms, while gas appliances are generally more efficient you can’t power them from renewable sources like you can electrical appliances. Choosing renewable energy could be a better investment and more eco-friendly options in the long run.

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