Gas Appliances

Considering switching to natural gas devices might be an option to reduce your bills at the same time as seeing gains in performance and productivity.

Shale gas abundant in the US resulting in low, stable costs, and shale gas is viewed as the least polluting fossil fuel, therefore, it can be viewed as the greener alternative.

If you already have a gas line in your house, or are completing a new dwelling you may wish to consider the likely advantages of natural gas devices and gas appliances.

Read more about gas appliances below from Rose Appliance Repair:

What is a Natural Gas Home Appliance?

A gas device makes use of gas as the dominant fuel source. Natural gas goods present a viable alternative for electrical devices.

Generally you will still need to supply electricity to a gas appliance. The quantity electricity needed depends on how the appliance works. For example, a gas range can still be used even during a power cut, whereas a natural gas clothes dryer still needs electricity to make the drum turn.

A List of Devices That Operate Using Natural Gas.

Natural gas is about more than heating.

Proving Heat

Keeping yourself warm with natural gas is typically less expensive than keeping warm using electricity. Your expenditure could be cut in half subject to your energy tariffs and efficiency.

Natural gas makes the air hotter in a shorter time and offers better reliability.This is due to gas lines being less exposed to the elements than power lines.

A Fireplace

Aside from keeping your home warm 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 real flames and plenty of warmth without the fuss.


Natural gas air conditioners can offer an efficient method to keep your home cool, even if there is a power failure.

Gas fueled air conditioning could be more costly to install but is cheaper to run and maintain meaning cost savings in the long term. Superior efficiency has the added upside of reducing your carbon footprint.

Water Heating

Gas water heaters come in two styles, tank heaters and non-tank or on-demand heaters. Natural gas heaters are more rapid and more fuel efficient than electric water heaters. Tankless water heaters also offer a continuous supply. Which is useful if you have a big household that enjoys long showers.

The fact that natural gas lines are usually dug into the ground and protected from the weather means you can still have the ability to heat your home even when you don’t have electricity.


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

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


Gas might not be the first place your mind goes when it comes to laundry, however, gas dryers are a great choice. They work a few degrees hotter thus clothes dry in less time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.

Using Gas Outside

Did you know you don’t just have to use natural gas inside your home? Outside, natural gas is often used for patio lights and food prep and can even be used to heat your pool.

delight your guests before they even get out of the car with outdoor lighting, keep them warm on cool evenings and get food cooked outside, whenever you are ready, and without the worry of remembering to fill up your gas bottles.

Just like indoor heaters a pool or spa heater will heat the water twice as quickly as an electric equivalent. And gas fire pits set the mood as well as providing comfort for the best indoor-outdoor entertaining.

Advantages of Gas Appliances

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

  • Choosing natural gas will cut your utility bills.
  • Natural gas devices tend to use less energy making them a more sustainable choice for your wallet and for the environment.
  • Gas is an eco-friendly choice as it is viewed as the least environmentally damaging of the fossil fuels, with emissions of around 27% less carbon dioxide than oil and 45% less C02 than coal.
  • Gas lines are less exposed to the elements making supply less likely to get interrupted. This means you can still heat water even if you get a power outage.

Cons of Gas Appliances

  • Gas devices generally are subject to a higher initial cost. Both the value of the appliance and the associated installation costs are likely to be more for a natural gas appliance when looking at next to electrical goods.
  • Having a gas line installed can be expensive. The amount will vary depending on how close the nearest supply is to your home.
  • Moving or extending a natural gas line can also be expensive.
  • Safety comes first and carbon monoxide can be an issue if gas appliances are not installed correctly or regularly maintained. making sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm is non-negotiable is you use gas in your home.

Should You Choose Gas?

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

Currently 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, switching to natural gas comes at a cost. Therefore, finding out how much a new gas line would cost if you don’t already have one is a good place to start.

Another benefit of natural 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 power cuts can count for a lot.

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

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