Gas Appliances

Looking at switching to natural gas devices might be a way to save money at the same time as experiencing gains in performance and productivity.

Shale gas easy to extract in the United States meaning that prices are low and stable, and gas is considered to be the cleanest non-renewable energy source, therefore, it can be regarded as the least environmentally damaging choice.

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

Learn more about gas appliances below from Triumph Thornton Appliance Repair:

What is a Gas Appliance?

A natural gas home appliance employs natural gas as the main fuel source. Natural gas devices afford a great alternative for electrically powered devices for heating your home, providing hot water, heating food and even air conditioning and tumble drying.

In many situations gas appliances still require an electricity supply but use gas as the main source of power. The quantity electricity needed depends on how the appliance works. For example, a natural gas water heater will still work even during a power cut, whereas a natural gas clothes dryer still relies upon electrical components.

A List of Home Appliances That Run On Natural Gas.

Natural gas has many purposes in your house.

Keeping You Warm

Keeping yourself warm with natural gas generally costs less than providing heat using electrical heaters. Your outgoings could halve depending on your energy tariffs and relative efficiency gains.

Natural gas makes the air hotter in a shorter time and is more reliable.This is a huge benefit if you experience regular power outages in the winter

A Fireplace

As well as general heating gas is perfect 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 fire, you still get all the ambiance and a warm home without the hassle.

Keeping Cool

Gas air conditioning can offer an efficient means to cool your home, even if there is a power outage.

Gas fueled air conditioning requires a bigger initial investment but is more cost effective to run and maintain meaning a better return on your investment. Superior effectiveness also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Water Heating

Natural gas water boilers come in two main designs, tank heaters and non-tank or on-demand heaters. Natural gas heaters are more rapid and more efficient than their electric alternatives. On-demand water heaters also offer a continuous supply even with high demand. Invaluable if you have a big household that enjoys long showers.

The fact that natural gas lines are generally underground and guarded from the elements means you can still have heating even if you don’t have electricity.


Most people have come across the saying “cooking with gas”. A gas company marketing line created to link gas to effectiveness and efficiency.

Clever marketing or not the saying is used today because it is valid. Most chefs and amature cooks choose gas for the ease with which you can control the size of the flame, and gas stoves also offer a less wasteful way of turning fuel into heat.

Tumble Dryers

Gas might not be the first place your mind goes when it comes to laundry, however, gas dryers have many advantages. They work at a higher temperature thus drying clothes in less time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.

Outdoor Entertaining

Did you know you don’t just have to use gas inside your home? Outside the home, natural gas is a great power source for patio lights and outdoor cooking and even to heat your spa.

delight your guests as soon as they arrive with path lights, keep them warm on cool evenings and get dinner ready outside at the perfect temperature, when you like, and without the worry of remembering to fill up your gas 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 fire pits set the mood as well as giving heat for perfect indoor-outdoor entertaining.

Benefits of Gas Appliances

With any decision you make it makes sense to look at the pros and the cons. First up the benefits of choosing Natural Gas.

  • Choosing natural gas will save you money on your utility bills.
  • Natural gas appliances tend to be more efficient making them more sustainable for your wallet and for the environment.
  • Gas is an environmentally responsible selection as it is viewed as the least polluting of the fossil fuels, with emissions of around 27% less carbon dioxide than oil and 45% less carbon dioxide than coal.
  • Natural gas lines are generally run underground making supply less likely to get interrupted. This means you can still cook even if there’s no electricity supply.At worst you might need to find a match.

Cons of Gas Appliances

  • Natural gas home appliances tend to are subject to a higher initial cost. Both the cost of the appliance and the associated installation costs are likely to be more for a natural gas appliance when comparing to electrical alternatives.
  • Having a gas line installed if you don’t already have one can be expensive. The cost will vary depending on a number of factors, so it is worth talking to your supplier before making any decisions.
  • Moving or extending a natural gas line can also require a big outlay.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if gas appliances are not installed correctly or regularly maintained. Having a carbon monoxide alarm is a must is you use natural gas in your home.

Is a Natural Gas Appliance Right for You?

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

Currently gas is almost always cheaper than electricity, so if the price is your main motivation this can be a major factor in the decision-making process. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have gas, converting to 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 gas is stability of supply. If power failures are common in your area then being able to heat water, heat or cool your home and cook during power failures can count for a lot.

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 devices. Installing solar panels or a heat pump could be more cost-effective and more eco-friendly options in the long run.

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