Considering natural gas devices may be a good option to reduce your bills while seeing gains in ease, efficiency and performance.
There is a high supply of natural gas in the United States meaning that prices per unit are low and stable, and natural gas is considered to be the least polluting non-renewable energy source, thus, it can be regarded as the least environmentally damaging alternative.
If you already have gas installed in your house, or are building a new home you should look at the potential advantages of switching to gas and natural gas appliances.
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A natural gas device makes use of natural gas as the main power source. Natural gas goods are a workable alternative for electrical goods for heating your house, heating water, heating food and even air conditioning and laundry.
In the majority of cases natural gas appliances still require an electricity supply but use natural gas as the main fuel. The amount of electricity needed will vary from appliance to appliance. E.g, a gas range will still operate even if the electricity cuts out, whereas a gas dryer still relies upon electrical components to make the drum turn.
Natural gas can have any number of uses in your house.
Heating your home with gas typically costs less than providing heat using electricity. Savings can be as much as 50% depending on your energy costs and relative efficiency gains.
Gas provides higher air temperatures and offers better reliability.
Aside from keeping your home warm natural gas is perfect for having a fire in your home.Forget the hassle of having to collect or buy logs or clean out the ashes. With a gas fire, you still get that open fire feeling and plenty of warmth without the hassle.
Natural gas air conditioning can offer an effective method to keep your home cool.
Natural gas fueled air conditioning are often a higher price to install but is better value to run and maintain meaning a better return on your investment. Higher performance also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.
Gas water heaters come in two forms, tank heaters and non-tank or on-demand heaters. Gas heaters are more rapid and more fuel efficient than electric water boilers. On-demand heaters also give a continuous supply even with high demand. Invaluable if you have a big family that indulges in long showers.
The fact that gas lines are usually dug into the ground and sheltered from the weather means you can still have heating even when there’s a power outage.
Everyone has encountered the saying “cooking with gas”. A gas company marketing line designed to link natural gas to effectiveness and efficiency.
Clever marketing or not the saying has stuck around because it is true. Most chefs choose natural gas for the ability to vary the size of the flame, and gas ranges also offer a less wasteful way of turning fuel into heat.
Gas might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to laundry, however, gas dryers can be an excellent choice. Gas Dryers work at a higher temperature thus drying clothes in less time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.
Did you know you don’t just have to use natural gas inside your home? Outside the home, natural gas is often used for lighting and cooking and even to heat your spa.
Impress your guests as soon as they arrive with path lights, keep them cosy on cool evenings and get the food cooking outside, when you like, and without the having to go to fill up your gas bottles.
Just like indoor water heaters a pool or spa heater will heat the water twice as fast as an electric equivalent. And gas outdoor heaters offer atmosphere as well as providing heat for perfect indoor-outdoor living.
As in all things there are pros and cons to natural gas home appliances. Here are some of the advantages.
Making the decision between gas and electricity is not straightforward and the best choice for you probably won’t be the optimal choice for everyone.
If your main driver is cost gas is for the time being the lower priced option. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have natural gas, converting to natural gas comes at a cost. Therefore, 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 reliability of supply. If power outages happen often in your area then having appliances that continue to work during outages can count for a lot.
Finally, in environmental terms, while natural gas home appliances are generally more efficient you can’t switch them to renewable sources like you can electrical appliances. Opting for renewable energy could be a better investment and more sustainable options in the long run.
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