Gas Appliances

Thinking about switching to gas home appliances could be an option to lower expenditures at the same time as experiencing gains in comfort and efficiency.

There is a high supply of natural gas in the US resulting in low, stable prices, and shale gas is considered to be the cleanest fossil fuel, consequently, it can be regarded as the least environmentally damaging alternative.

If you already have natural gas installed in your house, or are buying a new home you may wish to think about the probable benefits of choosing natural gas and gas appliances.

Read more about gas appliances below from Prime Pasadena Appliance Repair:

What are Gas Home Appliances?

A natural gas home appliance makes use of natural gas as the dominant fuel source. These devices afford a practicable alternative to electrical appliances for heating your living space, providing hot water, heating your food and even air conditioning and tumble drying.

In the majority of instances gas devices nonetheless will need an electrical outlet but use gas as the major source of power. The amount of electricity needed will vary from appliance to appliance. E.g, a gas cooker can still be used even if the electricity cuts out, whereas a natural gas dryer still relies upon electrical components to make the drum turn.

A List of Home Appliances That use Gas.

Natural gas is not just for cooking.

Keeping You Warm

Keeping yourself warm with gas is usually less expensive than keeping warm with electricity. Savings can be up to 50% subject to your fuel tariffs and efficiency.

Natural gas heats the air faster and is more reliable.This is a huge benefit if you experience regular power outages in the winter


As well as heating natural gas is ideal for a log fire with real flames. With a natural gas fire, you still get real flames and a warm home without the hassle.

Air Conditioning

Natural gas air conditioners can be an efficient way to keep your home cool.

Natural gas fueled air conditioning are often more expensive to install but is better value on an ongoing basis meaning a better return on your investment. Superior efficiency also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Water Heating

There are two styles of gas water boilers, on demand and tank. Gas heaters are faster and more fuel efficient than their electric counterparts. On-demand heaters also give a continuous supply. Invaluable if you have a big family that appreciates long showers.

The fact that gas lines are usually hidden and protected from the elements means you can still have heating even if there’s a power outage.


Everyone has come across the saying “cooking with gas”. A gas company marketing line conceived to link natural gas with effectiveness and efficiency.

Clever marketing or not the saying is still around because it is accurate. Most chefs and home cooks choose natural gas for the fact that they can control the temperature, and gas stoves provide a less wasteful way of turning energy into heat.


Natural gas might not be the immediate place your mind goes when it comes to laundry, however, natural gas dryers are a great choice. Gas Dryers heat the air a few degrees hotter thus drying clothes in less time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.

Using Natural Gas Outside

You have to restrict your natural gas use to indoor appliances. When it comes to outdoor entertaining, natural gas is a popular choice for lighting and cooking and even to heat your spa.

delight guests as soon as they arrive with outdoor lighting, keep them warm even when the temperature falls and get a meal prepared outside at the perfect temperature, when you like, 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 fast as an electric equivalent. And natural gas patio heaters offer ambiance as well as providing heat for perfect outside living.

Advantages of Natural 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 of choosing Natural Gas.

  • Choosing natural gas will reduce your energy bills.
  • Gas devices tend to be more efficient making them financially and environmentally viable.
  • Gas is an ecologically sound selection as it is viewed as the least polluting of the fossil fuels, contributing around 27% less C02 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 continue to heat water even if you get a power outage.At worst you might need to find a match.

Disadvantages of Natural Gas Appliances

  • Natural gas devices usually have a higher initial outlay. Both the price of the appliance and the cost to install are likely to be greater.
  • Installing a new gas line can be costly. The amount will vary depending on how close the nearest supply is to your home, so it is worth talking to your provider before deciding.
  • Having a natural gas line moved or extended can also cost a considerable amount so this should be added to any price analysis.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if natural gas home appliances are not properly installed or regularly maintained. Installing a carbon monoxide alarm is non-negotiable is you use natural gas in your home.

Should You Choose Gas?

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

If your main driver is cost natural gas is at the moment the least expensive option. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have gas, switching to natural gas is expensive. Therefore, finding out how much a new gas line would cost 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 cuts happen often where you live then having appliances that continue to work during power failures can be a big plus.

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

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