Considering switching to natural gas home appliances might be a good option to reduce your bills at the same time as seeing increases in performance and productivity.
There is a plentiful supply of shale gas in the United States meaning that prices are low and stable, and shale gas is considered to be the cleanest non-renewable energy source, consequently, it can be regarded as the environmentally responsible option.
If you already have a natural gas line in your house, or are buying a new home you may wish to look at the potential gains of using more gas and natural gas household appliances.
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A natural gas home appliance employs gas as the main fuel source. Gas goods present a great substitute to electrical appliances for heating your home, heating water, cooking your food and even cooling your home and tumble drying.
In most situations natural gas appliances nonetheless require an electrical outlet but use natural gas as the major fuel. The amount of electricity needed will vary from appliance to appliance. E.g, a gas range can still be used even if the electricity cuts out, whereas a gas clothes dryer still needs electrical components.
Natural gas has many purposes in your house.
Heating your home with natural gas is typically less expensive than keeping warm using electrical appliances. The difference can be as high as 50% subject to your fuel prices and relative efficiency gains.
Gas heats the air more efficiently and is more reliable.
Apart from keeping your home warm gas is ideal for a fireplace.Forget the hassle of having to collect or buy logs or clean out the ashes. With a gas fireplace, you still get that open fire feeling and a warm home without the fuss.
Natural gas can offer an effective method to keep cool.
Natural gas air conditioning can be more expensive to install but is more cost effective to run and maintain meaning lower prices in the long term. Better efficiency also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.
Natural gas water heaters come in two main designs, tank heaters and non-tank or on-demand heaters. Natural gas heaters are faster and more efficient than their electric counterparts. On-demand heaters also offer a continuous supply even with high demand. Handy if you have a big household that enjoys long showers.
The fact that natural gas lines are usually dug into the ground and sheltered from the elements means you still have heating even when there’s a power outage.
We’ve all heard the saying “cooking with gas”. A great advertising line designed to link natural gas to effectiveness and efficiency.
Regardless of the origin the saying has stuck around because it is valid. A great many chefs and home cooks choose gas for the fact that they can vary the heat, and gas hobs also offer a more cost effective way of turning fuel into heat.
You may not immediately think of using natural gas to dry your clothes, however, natural gas tumble dryers have many advantages. Gas Dryers work at a higher temperature thus clothes dry in less time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.
You have to restrict your natural gas use to indoor appliances. Outside, natural gas is a great power source for patio lights and outdoor cooking and can even be used to heat your spa.
Impress guests before they even reach the front door with outdoor lighting, keep them toasty on cool evenings and get a meal prepared outside at the perfect temperature, when you like, and without the need to remember to fill up your propane bottles.
Just like domestic heaters a pool or spa heater will heat the water twice as fast as an electric equivalent. And gas outdoor heaters set the mood as well as offering warmth for luxurious outside entertaining.
With any decision you make it makes sense to investigate the pros and the cons. First up the pros.
Making the choice between natural gas and electricity is not straightforward and the optimal choice for you probably won’t be the optimal decision for everyone.
If your main driver is cost gas is at the moment the cheaper option. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have gas, converting to gas comes at a cost. Therefore, finding out how much a new gas line would cost if you don’t already have one is a good first step.
Another benefit of gas is stability of supply. If power cuts happen often in your area then having appliances that continue to work during power failures can count for a lot.
Finally, in environmental terms, while gas home appliances are generally more efficient you can’t power them from renewable sources in the same way you can electrical home appliances. Installing renewable energy could be a better investment and more sustainable options in the long run.
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