Gas Appliances

Thinking about gas devices might be a good option to lower expenditures at the same time as seeing gains in comfort, convenience and efficiency.

There is a abundant supply of gas in the United States resulting in low, stable costs, and natural gas is viewed as the least polluting fossil fuel, therefore, it can be seen as the greener alternative.

If you already have a natural gas line in your home, or are completing a new home you should think about the likely benefits of choosing natural gas and natural gas appliances.

Read more about gas appliances below from Jacobs Appliance Repair:

What is a Natural Gas Appliance?

A gas home appliance runs on gas as the main power source. Gas goods afford a practicable alternative for electrical appliances for heating your house, heating water, heating food and even air conditioning and clothes drying.

In many instances gas home appliances nonetheless require an electricity supply but use natural gas as the primary source of power. The amount of electric needed depends on the type of appliance. For example, a natural gas cooker can still be used even during a power cut, whereas a gas clothes dryer still relies upon electrical components to make the drum turn.

A List of Appliances That Use Gas.

Natural gas isn’t just for heating.

Keeping You Warm

Keeping yourself warm with natural gas is usually less expensive than heating using electricity. The reduction can be as high as 50% depending on your fuel prices and relative efficiency gains.

Gas provides higher air temperatures and offers better reliability.

An Indoor Fire

As well as keeping your home warm gas is great for having a fire in your home. With a gas fireplace, you still get real flames and plenty of warmth without the mess.

Cooling Your Home

Natural gas air conditioning can offer an efficient means to cool your home.

Gas air conditioning requires a higher initial investment but is more cost effective to run and maintain meaning lower prices in the long term. Higher performance has the added positive impact of cutting your carbon footprint.

Hot Water

There are two types of gas water heaters, on demand and tank. Natural gas heaters are faster and more efficient than electric water boilers. Tankless heaters also provide a continuous supply. Handy if you have a big family that indulges in long showers.

The fact that gas lines are almost always underground and guarded from the weather ensures you still have the ability to shower even if there’s a power outage.


We’ve all come across the phrase “cooking with gas”. A gas company marketing line conceived to link the use of natural gas with effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the etiology the saying is used today because it is true. A great many chefs choose gas for the fact that they can control the temperature, and gas hobs also offer a much more efficient way of converting energy into heat.

Clothes Dryers

You might not immediately think of using gas in your laundry room, however, gas dryers are a great choice. Gas Dryers work a few degrees hotter thus drying clothes in a shorter time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.

Outdoor Living

Gas doesn’t just have indoor uses. When it comes to outdoor living, natural gas is a great power source for patio lights and outdoor cooking and can even be used to heat your pool.

Impress your guests before they even get out of the car with driveway lighting, keep them toasty on cool evenings and get a meal prepared outside at the perfect temperature, when you like, and without the having to go to fill up your propane bottles.

Just like domestic water heaters a pool or spa heater will get up to temperature twice as fast as an electric heater. And gas outdoor heaters set the mood as well as providing warmth for the best outside entertaining.

Pros of Gas Appliances

With any decision you make it’s best investigate the pros and the cons. First up the benefits of choosing Natural Gas.

  • Choosing natural gas will save you money on your utility bills.
  • Gas home appliances tend to be more efficient making them a more sustainable choice for your wallet and for the environment.
  • 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.
  • Natural gas supplies are generally more reliable and less susceptible to damage or interruption This means you can still heat your home even if the power goes out.

Cons of Natural gas Appliances

  • Gas home appliances generally have a higher initial investment. Both the ticket price of the appliance and the cost to install are likely to be greater for a gas appliance when comparing to electrical alternatives.
  • Having a gas line installed if you don’t already have one can be costly. The cost will vary depending on how close the nearest supply is to your home, so it is worth talking to your energy company before making a final decision.
  • Moving or extending a gas line can also be expensive.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if natural gas appliances are not properly installed or not maintained. Having a carbon monoxide alarm is essential is you use gas in your home.

Is a Natural Gas Appliance Right for You?

Making the decision between gas and electricity is not straightforward and the optimal choice for you might not be the right decision 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, converting to 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 first step.

Another reason to choose natural gas is stability of supply. If power failures are common where you live then having appliances that continue to work during power failures can be a huge benefit.

Lastly, in environmental terms, while gas appliances are generally more efficient you can’t power them from renewable sources in the same way you can electrical home appliances. Opting for solar panels or a heat pump may turn out to be a better investment and more eco-friendly options in the long run.

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