Which Appliances Are Powered by Natural Gas?

Which Appliances Are Powered by Natural Gas?

Nov 27

Natural gas is one of the most versatile fuel sources used in your home. It helps keep you warm, makes cooking dinner easier, and can generate enough energy to power a variety of different appliances in your home. Here’s what you should know about the natural gas line in your home:

Powering Your Dryer

Laundry is so strenuous that you probably don’t take a second to think how it gets done, just as long as it does get done. A gas-powered dryer produces more heat than an electric dryer, allowing you to dry your clothes faster and get back to doing an activity you actually enjoy.

Additionally, gas dryers are financially sound, and environmentally friendly — using less energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions is good for the environment and your checkbook!

Powering Your Fireplace

While there’s a certain charm in utilizing a wood fireplace in your home, gas fireplaces are cleaner, hotter, more efficient, and most importantly — they’re safer than wood fireplaces. Forget about the hassle of cutting or buying wood logs, cleaning up around your mantle, and worrying about your wood sending sparks flying across the room.

Powering Your Stove and Oven

When we get home at the end of the day, we’re usually tired and just a little bit ‘hangry’. Instead of waiting for your electric stove to heat up, a gas stove provides an instant flame.

The flame on a gas stove is visible – which is especially useful to prevent injuries to small children who will be able to see that the stove is lit and hot easily. Cooking with a gas stove is easiest because of this visible flame; you can set the heat strength you need without overheating or undercooking your food.

Powering Your Furnace

This may come as no surprise — gas furnaces are the most popular choice for a majority of Colorado residents and U.S. households in general. These highly-efficient units can have an efficiency rate of up to 96%, leaving you with a warmer home without the wasted energy. 

Powering Your Water Heater

If you’ve noticed that gas appliances generally run at a lower cost than electric appliances, you won’t be shocked to hear that a gas water heater can save your home money on utility costs all year round. However, you have some choices:

  • Tank gas water heaters warm water through a gas burner.
  • Tankless gas water heaters heat cold water rapidly without a tank and reheat water quickly.

Your natural gas line can be used beyond heating your home. If you have any questions about how to switch your appliances over to natural gas, contact our professionals at AAA service today! Give us a call at (303) 313-3333, or contact us online.