Considering switching to natural gas appliances could be a way to save money while experiencing higher levels of comfort and efficiency.
There is a abundant supply of natural gas in the United States resulting in low, stable equivalent prices, and shale gas is considered to be the least polluting non-renewable energy source, therefore, it can be regarded as the greener alternative.
If you already have a gas line at home, or are completing a new house you might think about the possible benefits of switching to gas and gas appliances.
Learn more about gas appliances below from B&G Round Rock Appliance Repair:
A gas device employs natural gas as the main power source. Natural gas goods are a great substitute to electrically powered devices.
Generally 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 boiler will work even if the electricity cuts out, whereas a gas tumble dryer still needs electricity.
Gas is not just for heating.
Providing heat with gas generally costs less than providing heat using electricity. Savings can be as high as 50% subject to your energy costs and relative efficiency gains.
Gas makes the air hotter in a shorter time and offers better reliability.This is a big plus if you for winter power outages
Aside from general heating gas is ideal 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 a warm home without the fuss.
Natural gas air conditioning can be an effective way to cool your home, even if there is a power failure.
Natural gas powered air conditioning requires a higher initial investment but is cheaper on an ongoing basis meaning a better return on your investment. Higher performance has the added positive impact of cutting your C02 emissions.
Gas water boilers come in two forms, tank heaters and non-tank or on-demand heaters. Gas heaters are faster and more fuel efficient than electric water heaters. Tankless water heaters also give a continuous supply.
The fact that natural gas lines are generally hidden and protected from the elements ensures you will still have the ability to shower even when you don’t have electricity.
Most people have encountered the phrase “cooking with gas”. A great commercial strategy created to link natural gas to effectiveness and efficiency.
Regardless of the etiology the saying is used today because it is valid. A great many chefs choose natural gas for the ability to control the size of the flame, and gas stoves are also a more cost effective way of converting fuel into heat.
Natural gas might not be the immediate thing you think of when it comes to laundry, however, gas tumble dryers are a great choice. They operate a few degrees hotter thus clothes dry in a shorter time.
Natural Gas doesn’t just have indoor uses. Outside the home, gas is a great power source for patio lights and food prep and even to heat your pool.
delight your guests before they even get out of the car with path lights, keep them toasty on cool evenings and get dinner ready outside at the perfect temperature, whenever you are ready, and without the worry of remembering to fill up your gas bottles.
Just like indoor water heaters a pool or spa heater will get up to temperature twice as fast as an electric heater. And gas outdoor heaters provide atmosphere as well as providing heat for the best indoor-outdoor entertaining.
With any decision you make it makes sense to investigate the pros and the cons. First up the benefits.
Making the change between 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 cheaper than electricity, so if the price is your main driver this can be a big part of 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, getting a quote for installing a gas line if you don’t currently have gas appliances is a good first step.
Another reason to choose gas is reliability of supply. If power failures happen often in your area then being able to heat water, heat or cool your home and cook during power failures can count for a lot.
Finally, in environmental terms, while gas appliances are generally more efficient you can’t switch them to renewable sources in the same way you can electrical home appliances. Choosing renewable energy may turn out to be more cost-effective and more sustainable options in the long run.
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