Looking at switching to gas home appliances may be an option to lower expenditures at the same time as seeing gains in comfort and efficiency.
There is a abundant supply of shale gas in the US meaning that costs are low and stable, and gas is considered to be the cleanest non-renewable energy source, consequently, it can be viewed as the least environmentally damaging alternative.
If you already have natural gas installed in your house, or are completing a new home you might consider the possible gains of natural gas devices and natural gas appliances.
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A gas home appliance uses natural gas as the dominant power source. Gas appliances afford a practicable substitute to electrical goods.
Usually you will still need to supply electricity to a gas appliance. The amount of electric used depends on how the appliance works. E.g, a gas water heater will still work even if the power goes out, whereas a gas tumble dryer still requires electrical components.
Natural gas is not just for cooking.
Heating your home with gas generally costs less than providing heat using electricity. Your expenditure could be cut in half depending on your energy tariffs and efficiency.
Gas makes the air hotter in a shorter time and is more reliable.This is a big plus if you if you get power cuts
Apart from heating gas is ideal for having a fire in your home. With a gas fireplace, you still get that open fire feeling and plenty of warmth without the fuss.
Natural gas can offer an efficient way to cool your home.
Natural gas air conditioning requires a higher initial investment but is better value to run and maintain meaning cost savings in the long term. Better performance also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.
Natural gas water heaters come in two forms, tank heaters and non-tank or on-demand heaters. Natural gas heaters are faster and more productive than electric water heaters. Tankless heaters also give a continuous supply.
The fact that natural gas lines are generally dug into the ground and protected from the elements means you can still have heating even when there’s a power outage.
Everyone has encountered the saying “cooking with gas”. A great advertising strategy designed to link the use of gas to effectiveness and efficiency.
Clever marketing or not the saying stuck because it is accurate. A great many chefs and home cooks choose natural gas for the fact that they can vary the heat, and gas hobs provide a much more efficient way of turning fuel into heat.
You may not instantly think of using natural gas in your laundry room, however, gas tumble dryers can be an excellent choice. They work at a higher temperature thus clothes dry in less time.
Natural Gas doesn’t just have indoor uses. Outside the home, gas is a popular choice for patio lights and cooking and can even be used to heat your pool.
delight friends before they even get out of the car with path lighting, keep them cosy on cool evenings and get a meal prepared outside at the perfect temperature, whenever you are ready, and without the worry of remembering to fill up your propane bottles.
Just like indoor 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 warmth for luxurious indoor-outdoor living.
As with anything there are pros and cons to gas appliances. Here are some of the benefits of choosing Natural Gas.
Making the choice between natural gas and electricity is not always simple and the best choice for you might not be the optimal decision for everyone.
Currently natural gas is almost always less expensive than electricity, so if the cost is your main driver 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 natural gas, retrospectively installing gas is expensive. Thus, finding out how much a new gas line would cost if you don’t already have one is a good place to start.
Another key advantage of gas is stability of supply. If power outages are common in your area then being able to heat water, heat or cool your home and cook during power failures can be a huge benefit.
Lastly, the environmental credentials of natural gas could be considered as relatively short term, as you can’t switch them to renewable sources in the same way you can electrical goods. Opting for solar panels or a heat pump could be more cost-effective and more eco-friendly options in the long run.
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