Considering natural gas appliances might be a good option to reduce your bills at the same time as seeing increases in comfort and efficiency.
There is a plentiful supply of natural gas in the United States meaning that equivalent prices are low and stable, and natural gas is viewed as the cleanest non-renewable energy source, consequently, it can be regarded as the environmentally responsible option.
If you already have a gas line at home, or are building a new house you should look at the likely gains of switching to gas and gas appliances.
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A natural gas appliance runs on natural gas as the dominant power source. These devices offer a great alternative for electrically powered appliances for heating your house, heating water, cooking food and even cooling your home and laundry.
In general you will still need to plug in a gas appliance. The amount of electricity needed will vary from appliance to appliance. E.g, a natural gas range can still be used even if the power goes out, whereas a natural gas dryer still requires electrical components.
Natural gas can have a great many purposes in your house.
Heating your home with gas is generally less expensive than heating your home with electricity. Your expenditure could be cut in half subject to your energy tariffs and relative efficiency gains.
Natural gas heats the air more quickly and offers better reliability.
Apart from heating gas is perfect for a log fire with real flames. With a gas fireplace, you still get all the ambiance and a focal point without the hassle.
Gas air conditioning can be an effective method to cool your home.
Natural gas powered air conditioning could be a higher price to begin with but is cheaper to run and maintain meaning cost savings in the long term. Better efficiency has the added benefit of cutting your carbon footprint.
Natural gas water boilers come in two styles, tank heaters and non-tank or on-demand heaters. Natural gas heaters are faster and more efficient than electric water boilers. Tankless heaters also provide a continuous supply.
The fact that gas lines are usually hidden and protected from the elements ensures you will still have heating even if you don’t have electricity.
Everyone has come across the saying “cooking with gas”. A great advertising strategy designed to link natural gas to effectiveness and efficiency.
Regardless of the origin the saying is used today because it is true. The majority of chefs and amature cooks choose gas for the ease with which you can control the size of the flame, and gas stoves are also a much more efficient way of converting energy into heat.
You may not instantly think of using natural gas to dry your clothes, however, natural gas dryers are a great choice. They heat the air a few degrees hotter thus drying clothes in less time.
Did you know you don’t just have to use natural gas inside your home? Outside, gas is often used for patio lights and food prep and even to heat your pool.
Impress guests before they even reach the front door with path lights, keep them warm even when the temperature falls and get dinner ready 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 heat the water twice as fast as an electric equivalent. And natural gas patio heaters set the mood as well as offering warmth for luxurious indoor-outdoor entertaining.
As in all things there are pros and cons to natural gas home appliances. First up the advantages of choosing Natural Gas.
Making the choice between gas and electricity is not easy and the right choice for you probably won’t be the best decision for everyone.
If your main driver is cost natural gas is at the moment the lower priced option. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have gas, retrospectively installing 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 reason to choose natural gas is that you are less likely to get interruptions in supply. If power cuts are common in your area then having appliances that continue to work during power cuts can be a huge benefit.
Finally, the environmental credentials of gas may be relatively short term, as you can’t switch them to renewable sources like you can electrical appliances. Installing renewable energy could be a better investment and more sustainable options in the long run.
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