Gas Appliances

Considering gas appliances may be a good option to lower expenditures at the same time as seeing gains in comfort, convenience and efficiency.

Gas easy to extract in the US meaning that costs are low and stable, and shale gas is viewed as the cleanest fossil fuel, therefore, it can be viewed as the most eco-friendly choice.

If you already have a gas line at home, or are completing a new dwelling you might think about the possible benefits of choosing natural gas and gas household appliances.

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

What are Natural Gas Home Appliances?

A gas appliance makes use of natural gas as the primary fuel source. Natural gas devices are a workable alternative for electrically powered home appliances for heating your home, providing hot water, cooking food and even cooling your home and laundry.

Generally you will still need to plug in a gas appliance. The quantity electric used depends on the type of appliance. For example, a gas water heater will still work even if the power goes out, whereas a gas dryer still needs electricity to make the drum turn.

Types of Gas Home Appliances

Gas could have any number of uses in your house.


Providing heat with gas generally costs less than keeping warm using electrical appliances. Your costs could be cut in half depending on your energy costs and relative efficiency gains.

Natural gas provides higher air temperatures and offers better reliability.


Apart from heating natural gas is perfect for a fireplace. With a natural gas fire, you still get that open fire feeling and a warm home without the mess.

Keeping Cool

Gas can offer an adept way to keep your home cool.

Gas powered air conditioning requires a higher initial investment but is cheaper on an ongoing basis meaning savings in the long term. Better efficiency also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Heating Water

There are two types of natural gas water boilers, on demand and tank. Gas heaters are more rapid and more fuel efficient than electric water boilers. On-demand water heaters also offer a continuous supply even with high demand. Handy if you have a big family that indulges in long showers.

The fact that gas lines are almost always hidden and guarded from the weather ensures you still have heating even when there’s a power outage.


Everyone has heard the phrase “cooking with gas”. A gas company marketing line designed to link the use of natural gas to effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the origin the phrase is used today because it is true. A great many chefs choose gas for the ease with which you can control the heat, and gas hobs are also a more cost effective way of turning energy into heat.

Tumble Dryers

You might not immediately think of using natural gas to dry your clothes, however, natural gas dryers have many advantages. Gas Dryers work at a higher temperature thus drying clothes in a shorter time.

Using Natural Gas Outside

Natural Gas doesn’t just have indoor uses. Outside, gas is often used for patio lights and outdoor cooking and can even be used to heat your spa.

Impress friends before they even reach the front door with path lights, keep them cosy on cool evenings and get dinner ready outside at the perfect temperature, whenever you are ready, and without the need to remember to fill up your propane bottles.

Just like indoor heaters a pool or spa heater will get up to temperature twice as quickly as an electric heater. And gas patio heaters set the mood as well as giving heat for luxurious indoor-outdoor living.

Pros of Natural Gas Appliances

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

  • Choosing gas will cut your utility bills.
  • Gas home appliances tend to be more efficient making them more sustainable for your wallet and for the environment.
  • Gas is an eco-friendly selection as it is the least polluting of the fossil fuels, emitting around 27% less carbon dioxide than oil and 45% less carbon dioxide than coal.
  • Gas lines are generally more reliable and less susceptible to damage or interruption This means you can continue to cool your home even if you get a power outage.At worst you might need to find a match.

Cons of Natural gas Appliances

  • Natural gas devices tend to are subject to a higher initial investment. Both the ticket price of the appliance and the associated installation costs are likely to be greater for a natural gas appliance when looking at next to electrical alternatives.
  • Having a gas line installed can be expensive. The amount will vary depending on a number of factors, so it is worth talking to your provider before deciding.
  • Moving or extending a natural gas line can also cost a considerable amount.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if gas home appliances are not properly installed or regularly maintained. making sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm is a must is you use natural gas in your home.

Should You Choose Gas?

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

If your main driver is cost natural gas is at the moment the cheaper fuel. 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 first step.

Another key advantage of gas is that you are less likely to get interruptions in supply. If power cuts are common in your area then being able to heat water, heat or cool your home and cook during outages can count for a lot.

Finally, the environmental credentials of gas could be considered as relatively short term, as you can’t switch them to renewable sources like you can electrical goods. Installing renewable energy may turn out to be more cost-effective and more environmentally responsible options in the long run.

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