Gas Appliances

Looking at gas appliances may be a good option to save money while seeing higher levels of performance and productivity.

Gas abundant in the United States meaning that prices per unit are low and stable, and gas is viewed as the cleanest fossil fuel, thus, it can be seen as the greener choice.

If you already have a gas line in your home, or are building a new house you may wish to think about the probable advantages of switching to natural gas and gas home appliances.

Find more information about gas appliances below from Tru Appliance Repair:

What are Gas Home Appliances?

A gas home appliance uses gas as the primary power source. Gas appliances afford a workable substitute for electrically powered appliances.

In many instances gas devices still will need an electricity supply but use gas as the main fuel. The quantity electric used depends on how the appliance works. E.g, a natural gas water heater will provide hot water even during a power cut, whereas a natural gas tumble dryer still needs electrical components to make the drum turn.

A List of Appliances That Use Gas.

Natural gas can have a great many uses in your house.


Providing heat with natural gas is generally less expensive than providing heat with electricity. Your outgoings could be cut in half depending on your energy costs and efficiency.

Natural gas makes the air hotter in a shorter time and offers better reliability.

An Indoor Fire

Apart from general heating natural 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 natural gas fireplace, you still get real flames and a focal point without the mess.

Cooling Your Home

Natural gas can offer an effective way to cool your home, even if there is a power outage.

Natural gas powered air conditioning requires a higher initial investment but is cheaper on an ongoing basis meaning a better return on your investment. Better efficiency also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Heating Water

There are two types of gas water boilers, on demand and tank. Natural gas heaters are more rapid and more productive than electric water boilers. Tankless heaters also offer a continuous supply. Handy if you have a big household that indulges in long showers.

The fact that natural gas lines are usually dug into the ground and protected from the weather ensures you can still have heating even when you don’t have electricity.


Most people have encountered the saying “cooking with gas”. A gas company marketing line conceived to link natural gas with effectiveness and efficiency.

Clever marketing or not the saying has stuck around because it is valid. Most chefs and amateur cooks choose natural gas for the ability to control the heat, and natural gas hobs provide a more cost effective way of turning fuel into heat.

Clothes Dryers

You may not immediately think of using natural gas in your laundry room, however, natural gas clothes dryers can be an excellent choice. They work a few degrees hotter thus drying clothes in less time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.

Outdoor Living

Did you know you don’t just have to use gas inside your home? Outside the home, natural gas is a great power source for patio lights and cooking and can even be used to heat your pool.

Impress your guests before they even reach the front door with outdoor lights, keep them warm even when the temperature drops and get the food cooking 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 quickly as an electric equivalent. And gas outdoor heaters offer ambiance as well as providing warmth for the best outside living.

Benefits of Natural Gas Appliances

With any decision you make it’s best look at the pros and the cons. Here are some of the pros.

  • Choosing natural gas will reduce your energy bills.
  • Gas home appliances tend to use less energy making them financially and environmentally viable.
  • Natural gas is an environmentally responsible selection as it is the cleanest of the fossil fuels, emitting around 27% less C02 than oil and 45% less C02 than coal.
  • Natural gas lines are generally run underground making supply less likely to get interrupted. This means you can still cool your home even if the power goes out.At worst you might need to find a match.

Negatives of Natural gas Appliances

  • Natural gas devices tend to are subject to a higher initial investment. Both the price of the appliance and the cost to install are likely to be more.
  • Installing a new gas line can be expensive. The cost will vary depending on how close the nearest supply is to your home.
  • Having a natural gas line moved or extended can also require a big outlay.
  • Safety comes first and carbon monoxide can be an issue if gas appliances are not properly installed or regularly maintained. Having a carbon monoxide alarm is non-negotiable is you use natural gas in your home.

Is a Gas Appliance Right for You?

Making the choice between gas and electricity is not easy and the optimal choice for you might not be the optimal decision 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, switching to natural gas is expensive. Therefore, getting a quote for installing a natural gas line if you don’t currently have gas appliances is a good first step.

Another reason to choose natural gas is stability of supply. If power failures happen often in your area then being able to heat water, heat or cool your home and cook during outages can be a huge benefit.

Lastly, in environmental terms, while natural gas devices are generally more efficient you can’t switch them to renewable sources in the same way you can electrical appliances. Opting for solar panels or a heat pump may turn out to be more cost-effective and more eco-friendly options in the long run.

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