Gas Appliances

Considering switching to natural gas appliances might be a good option to lower expenditures at the same time as experiencing higher levels of ease, efficiency and performance.

There is a abundant supply of natural gas in the United States meaning that equivalent prices are low and stable, and gas is looked upon as the cleanest non-renewable energy source, thus, it can be regarded as the most eco-friendly alternative.

If you already have gas installed in your home, or are completing a new dwelling you might consider the likely gains of choosing natural gas and gas household appliances.

Read more about gas appliances below from Carter’s Appliance Repair:

What are Natural Gas Appliances?

A gas appliance makes use of gas as the primary power source. Gas devices are a great alternative for electrical appliances for heating your home, heating water, cooking your food and even cooling your home and clothes drying.

In general you will still need to supply electricity to a gas appliance. The quantity electricity used depends on how the appliance works. For example, a gas cooker can still be used even during a power cut, whereas a natural gas tumble dryer still requires electricity to make the drum turn.

Types of Gas Home Appliances

Gas is about more than cooking.

Keeping You Warm

Providing heat with gas typically costs less than providing heat with electricity. The reduction can be as high as 50% depending on your energy prices and efficiency.

Gas makes the air hotter in a shorter time and offers better reliability.This is a huge benefit if you experience regular power outages in the winter


Apart from general heating gas is perfect for a log fire with real flames. With a gas fireplace, you still get real flames and a focal point without the hassle.

Cooling Your Home

Gas can offer an effective method to keep your home cool, even if there is a power cut.

Natural gas fueled air conditioning are often a higher price initially but is more cost effective on an ongoing basis meaning a better return on your investment. Better performance also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Hot Water

Natural gas water boilers come in two styles, tank heaters and non-tank or on-demand heaters. Natural gas heaters are faster and more fuel efficient than electric water boilers. On-demand heaters also give a continuous supply.

The fact that gas lines are almost always dug into the ground and protected from the weather ensures you can still have the ability to wash even when you don’t have electricity.

Preparing Food

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

Regardless of the etiology the saying stuck because it is valid. The majority of chefs choose natural gas for the fact that they can control the size of the flame, and natural gas stoves provide a more cost effective way of converting fuel into heat.

Clothes Dryers

Natural gas might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to drying clothes, however, gas tumble dryers are a great choice. They dry clothes at a higher temperature thus drying clothes in a shorter time.

Outdoor Living

You have to restrict your natural gas use to indoor appliances. Outside, natural gas is a popular choice for lighting and food prep and can even be used to heat your spa.

delight your guests before they even reach the front door with driveway lighting, keep them toasty on cool evenings and get a meal prepared outside at the perfect temperature, whenever you are ready, and without the need to remember to fill up your gas bottles.

Just like domestic water heaters a pool or spa heater will get up to temperature twice as quickly as an electric heater. And natural gas fire pits set the mood as well as offering heat for the best indoor-outdoor living.

Pros of Natural Gas Home Appliances

As with anything there are pros and cons to gas home appliances. First up the benefits of choosing Natural Gas.

  • Choosing gas will reduce your energy bills.
  • Natural gas home appliances tend to be more efficient 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 lines are generally run underground making supply less likely to get interrupted. This means you can continue to heat your home even if you get a power outage.At worst you might need to find a match.

Cons of Gas Home Appliances

  • Natural gas appliances usually have a higher initial cost. Both the cost of the appliance and the cost to install are likely to be higher for a gas appliance when looking at next to electrical alternatives.
  • Installing a new gas line can be expensive. The cost will vary depending on a number of factors, so it is worth talking to your provider before deciding.
  • Moving or extending a gas line can also cost a considerable amount so this should be added to any cost benefit analysis.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if gas home appliances are not installed correctly or regularly maintained. making sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm is a must is you use gas in your home.

Should You Choose Gas?

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

Currently natural gas is almost always cheaper than electricity, so if the cost is your main driver 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, converting to gas is expensive. 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 key advantage of gas is reliability of supply. If power failures happen often where you live then having appliances that continue to work during power cuts can be a huge benefit.

Finally, in environmental terms, while gas appliances are generally more efficient you can’t switch them to renewable sources in the same way you can electrical home appliances. Installing renewable energy could be more cost-effective and more environmentally responsible options in the long run.

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