Thinking about switching to gas appliances could be a way to lower expenditures while experiencing gains in performance and productivity.
There is a abundant supply of gas in the United States meaning that equivalent prices are low and stable, and shale gas is looked upon as the cleanest non-renewable energy source, therefore, it can be seen as the greener alternative.
If you already have gas installed in your house, or are completing a new dwelling you should think about the likely advantages of switching to natural gas and natural gas home appliances.
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A gas home appliance employs gas as the main fuel source. Gas appliances are a workable substitute to electrical home appliances.
Usually you will still need to supply electricity to a gas appliance. The amount of electricity needed will vary from appliance to appliance. E.g, a natural gas stove can still be used even when there is a power outage, whereas a natural gas dryer still relies upon electricity.
Natural gas is not just for heating.
Heating your home with gas usually costs less than providing heat using electrical appliances. Your expenditure could be cut in half subject to your fuel tariffs and relative efficiency gains.
Natural gas heats the air more quickly and is more reliable.
Aside from heating gas is ideal for a fireplace. With a natural gas fire, you still get real flames and plenty of warmth without the hassle.
Gas air conditioning can offer an efficient means to cool your home.
Gas fueled air conditioning could be more costly initially but is cheaper to run and maintain meaning a better return on your investment. Higher performance has the added upside of reducing your C02 emissions.
There are two styles of natural gas water boilers, non-tank and tank. Gas heaters are faster and more fuel efficient than their electric alternatives. On-demand heaters also give a continuous supply even with high demand.
The fact that gas lines are almost always underground and protected from the elements ensures you will still have heating even if you don’t have electricity.
We’ve all come across the saying “cooking with gas”. A great commercial line conceived to link the use of natural gas with effectiveness and efficiency.
Regardless of the etiology the saying stuck because it is accurate. A great many chefs choose natural gas for the fact that they can control the size of the flame, and gas ranges also offer a much more efficient way of converting energy into heat.
You may not instantly think of using gas to dry your clothes, however, natural gas dryers are a great choice. Gas Dryers dry clothes at a higher temperature thus clothes dry in a shorter time.
Did you know you don’t just have to use gas inside your home? Outside, natural gas is often used for lighting and food prep and even to heat your pool.
Wow your guests before they even get out of the car with path lights, keep them toasty on cool evenings and get a meal prepared outside, when you like, and without the worry of remembering to fill up your propane bottles.
Just like domestic water heaters a pool or spa heater will get up to temperature twice as rapidly as an electric heater. And natural gas outdoor heaters offer atmosphere as well as giving heat for luxurious indoor-outdoor entertaining.
With any decision you make it’s best weight up the pros and the cons. Here are some of the benefits.
Making the choice between natural gas and electricity is not easy and the right choice for you may not be the best choice for everyone.
If your main driver is cost gas is at the moment the cheaper fuel. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have natural gas, converting to natural gas is expensive. With this in mind, getting a quote for installing a gas line if you don’t currently have gas appliances is a good place to start.
Another benefit of gas is stability of supply. If power cuts are common in your area then having appliances that continue to work during outages can be a big plus.
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. Opting for renewable energy may turn out to be less expensive and more sustainable options in the long run.
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