For homeowners living in neighborhoods with the availability, installing a gas line can open the door to a greater number of indoor and outdoor appliances. Best of all, many of these appliances can help save energy and utility costs in the long run. Take it from the Coop, there are many ways to make your home more efficient thanks to a natural gas line. Here at Cooper Mechanical, we can help you make the most of this option.
Gas Household Appliances
Natural gas is an attractive solution for many of the homeowners I talk to because the cost of running these types of appliances is often lower. As one of the cleanest fossil fuels, gas also lets them explore more eco-friendly solutions. Here are some of the appliances commonly installed:
When it comes to keeping your family warm, natural gas lines ensure efficient and economical heating. Gas furnaces heat houses quicker while offering dehumidification, air purification, fresh air ventilation, and dehumidification. What’s more, some models are capable of reaching efficiency rates of up to 97%.
Gas water heaters – both tankless, on-demand models and traditional water heaters with holding tanks – are less expensive to run than their electric counterparts and heat water quickly, so it is at the desired temperature when you need it.
Gas-powered clothes dryers typically generate more heat than electric versions, ensuring your clothes dry fully in a single run. They also tumble clothes less to decrease the likelihood of wrinkling and emit fewer greenhouse gases for environmental peace of mind.
Stoves and Ovens
One of the best advantages of gas stoves and ovens is that they deliver faster, more consistent heat for cooking. The flame produced by a gas stove creates instantaneous heat, while the coils on an electric stove take time to warm up and cool down. The flame of a gas stove is visible, so it is easier to maintain control over the heat as you cook. This benefit can help you achieve the perfect texture and temperature for your favorite recipes.
If you enjoy using a fireplace, one that runs on natural gas offers a cleaner and neater alternative to wood-burning fireplaces while retaining the same rustic ambiance. It also eliminates the need to habitually refuel with wood, which results in messy ash and debris.
Using a natural gas-powered grill allows you to enjoy more time socializing during backyard barbecues with the family, as it eliminates the stress of replacing cumbersome propane tanks and even running out of gas in the middle of a barbecue. Simply plug your grill into a quick-connect outlet to produce a continuous supply of gas and get cooking.
Gas lines can also help save energy and money when used with a pool heater because they maintain a consistent temperature while active only as needed. You’ll even save time on maintenance with gas-powered pool heaters, as they are typically self-diagnostic and will alert you if problems arise automatically.
Propane Gas Lines are an Effective Alternative, Too!
While not as economical as natural gas, propane delivers a lot of the same benefits as natural gas and should definitely be evaluated if you’re thinking of converting from oil or all-electric power when natural gas isn’t available in your neighborhood.
No matter the appliances it is used for, a natural gas or propane line provides your home with efficient and cost-effective options. If you’d like more information, the first step is to get in touch with a team of experienced professionals.
Installing a Gas Line with Cooper Mechanical
Cooper Mechanical offers excellent service and worry-free installations to customers across Doylestown and upper to mid-Bucks County, Ottsville, and surrounding areas. We can run incoming gas pipe connections throughout your home, convert oil or electric equipment to natural or propane, and fix any issues you might have with your current lines. For more information about our gas line installation services, contact us today.