Gas Appliances

Looking at switching to gas appliances could be a good option to save money while seeing higher levels of performance and productivity.

Gas abundant in the United States meaning that equivalent prices are low and stable, and gas is looked upon as the cleanest non-renewable energy source, therefore, it can be seen as the most eco-friendly choice.

If you already have a natural gas line at home, or are completing a new home you might look at the potential gains of natural gas appliances and natural gas appliances.

Read more about gas appliances below from Gibson Appliance Repair:

What are Gas Home Appliances?

A gas home appliance runs on natural gas as the main fuel source. Gas home appliances are a great substitute to electrical home appliances.

In general you will still need to supply electricity to a gas appliance. The amount of electricity needed will vary from appliance to appliance. E.g, a natural gas heater can still be used even when there is a power outage, whereas a natural gas tumble dryer still relies upon electricity to make the drum turn.

Different Gas Appliances

Natural gas isn’t just for cooking.


Providing heat with natural gas is generally less expensive than keeping warm using electricity. The reduction can be as high as 50% depending on your energy costs and efficiency.

Gas makes the air hotter in a shorter time and offers better reliability.This is a big plus if you if you get power cuts


Aside from heating gas is ideal for a log fire with real flames.Forget the hassle of having to collect or buy logs or clean out the ashes. With a gas fireplace, you still get all the ambiance and a focal point without the hassle.

Cooling Your Home

Natural gas can offer an effective method to cool your home.

Gas fueled air conditioning are often a higher price to begin with but is cheaper on an ongoing basis meaning savings in the long term. Superior effectiveness also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Hot Water

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

The fact that gas lines are generally dug into the ground and protected from the elements ensures you can still have heating even when there’s a power outage.

Preparing Food

We’ve all heard the phrase “cooking with gas”. A gas company marketing line designed to link gas to effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the etiology the saying stuck because it is true. A great many chefs and amateur cooks choose natural gas for the fact that they can control the heat, and gas hobs also offer a less wasteful way of turning energy into heat.


Gas might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to laundry, however, natural gas clothes dryers have many advantages. Gas Dryers dry clothes a few degrees hotter thus clothes dry in a shorter time.

Outdoor Entertaining

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

Impress your guests before they even get out of the car with outdoor lights, keep them cosy on cool evenings and get the food cooking outside at the perfect temperature, whenever you are ready, and without the having to go to fill up your propane bottles.

Just like indoor heaters a pool or spa heater will get up to temperature twice as fast as an electric equivalent. And natural gas outdoor heaters provide atmosphere as well as giving warmth for the best indoor-outdoor living.

Pros of Gas Home Appliances

With any decision you make it makes sense to look at the pros and the cons. Here are some of the benefits.

  • Choosing natural gas will save you money on your energy bills.
  • Natural gas home appliances tend to use less energy making them financially and environmentally viable.
  • Gas is an ecologically sound selection as it is considered the least polluting of the fossil fuels, emitting around 27% less carbon dioxide than oil and 45% less carbon dioxide than coal.
  • Gas supplies are generally more reliable and less susceptible to damage or interruption This means you can continue to heat water even if you get a power outage.At worst you might need to find a match.

Negatives of Natural gas Appliances

  • Gas appliances generally require a higher initial cost. Both the ticket 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 amount will vary depending on a number of factors.
  • Having a gas line moved or extended can also be expensive.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if natural gas appliances are not installed correctly or not maintained. making sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm is a must is you use natural gas in your home.

Should You Choose Natural Gas?

Making the change between gas and electricity is not easy and the optimal choice for you probably won’t be the best choice for everyone.

If your main driver is cost natural gas is currently the lower priced fuel. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have natural gas, converting to natural gas is expensive. Thus, getting a quote for installing a gas line if you don’t already have one is a good first step.

Another key advantage of gas is stability of supply. If power cuts are common in your area then having appliances that continue to work during power cuts can count for a lot.

Finally, the environmental credentials of natural gas may be relatively short term, as you can’t power them from renewable sources in the same way you can electrical goods. Choosing renewable energy may turn out to be less expensive and more eco-friendly options in the long run.

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