Considering switching to natural gas appliances may be a good option to lower expenditures at the same time as experiencing higher levels of comfort, convenience and efficiency.
Shale gas is in plentiful supply in the United States resulting in low, stable prices, and gas is looked upon as the cleanest non-renewable energy source, consequently, it can be seen as the least environmentally damaging choice.
If you already have natural gas installed in your home, or are buying a new home you might look at the possible advantages of using more gas and natural gas appliances.
Learn more about gas appliances below from Bethesda Appliance Repair:
A natural gas home appliance runs on natural gas as the primary power source. Gas goods present a viable substitute to electrical home appliances for heating your home, heating water, cooking food and even cooling your home and tumble drying.
In general you will still need to plug in a gas appliance. The amount of electricity needed will vary from appliance to appliance. E.g, a gas cooker can still be used even if the electricity cuts out, whereas a natural gas clothes dryer still requires electrical components.
Gas could have a great many purposes in your home.
Providing heat with natural gas generally costs less than keeping warm using electricity. Savings can be up to 50% subject to your energy tariffs and relative efficiency gains.
Natural gas provides higher air temperatures and offers better reliability.This is due to gas lines being better protected than power lines.
Apart from keeping your home warm gas is great for a fireplace. With a gas fire, you still get that open fire feeling and a warm home without the fuss.
Natural gas can offer an adept means to cool your home, even if there is a power outage.
Natural gas air conditioning requires a greater initial investment but is better value on an ongoing basis meaning a better return on your investment. Higher performance has the added positive impact of reducing your carbon footprint.
Natural gas water boilers come in two main designs, tank heaters and non-tank or on-demand heaters. Natural gas heaters are faster and more fuel efficient than electric water boilers. On-demand heaters also give a continuous supply. Invaluable if you have a big family that enjoys long showers.
The fact that gas lines are usually hidden and sheltered from the elements means you still have heating even if there’s a power outage.
Most people have come across the saying “cooking with gas”. A great advertising line created to link the use of gas to effectiveness and efficiency.
Clever marketing or not the saying has stuck around because it is valid. A great many chefs and home cooks choose natural gas for the fact that they can control the size of the flame, and gas stoves also offer a much more efficient way of converting fuel into heat.
Gas might not be the first place your mind goes when it comes to laundry, however, gas tumble dryers can be an excellent choice. They operate at a higher temperature thus clothes dry in less time.
You have to restrict your gas use to indoor appliances. When it comes to outdoor entertaining, natural gas is a popular choice for lighting and cooking and can even be used to heat your pool.
Impress guests as soon as they arrive with outdoor lighting, keep them warm on cool evenings and get food cooked outside at the perfect temperature, when you like, and without the having to go to fill up your gas bottles.
Just like domestic water heaters a pool or spa heater will heat the water twice as quickly as an electric heater. And gas fire pits set the mood as well as offering warmth for the best outside living.
With any decision you make it’s best investigate the pros and the cons. First up the advantages.
Making the decision between natural gas and electricity is not straightforward and the right choice for you might not be the right 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 gas, switching to gas comes at a cost. Therefore, getting a quote for installing a natural gas line if you don’t currently have gas appliances is a good place to start.
Another key advantage of natural gas is that you are less likely to get interruptions in supply. If power cuts are common where you live then having appliances that continue to work during outages can count for a lot.
Finally, in environmental terms, while gas devices are generally more efficient you can’t switch them to renewable sources in the same way you can electrical goods. Installing renewable energy could be a better investment and more sustainable options in the long run.
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