Natural Gas Appliances Worth The Switch

01 September, 2021

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When we think about natural gas, it is often in the capacity of heating our homes and cooking our food. But did you know that there are several other ways you can utilize your natural gas hookup? On average, natural gas can save homeowners several hundreds of dollars a year on heating alone! Imagine if all your appliances were run with natural gas as well? Learn more about what options are available for natural gas service.


Air Conditioner


A surprising switch for some, gas-powered A/C units are often more efficient than their electric counterparts. This means that the unit’s flow is more powerful and the temperature in the house stays cooler. The up-front cost of a natural gas unit may be slightly higher, but a gas-powered A/C unit pays for itself within a few years, especially when the weather is hotter for longer. Ohio’s summer saw record high temps that have yet to fully break for fall. This switch could really be a life-saver! While this appliance is mostly run with natural gas, there is a small amount of electricity that runs the internal condenser. 


Water Heater


Natural gas water heaters are some of the best on the market. A huge plus is that your home will be supplied with hot water no matter what. When the electricity goes out during a winter storm you don’t want to be left out in the cold, literally! To combat those high utility bills we also have great suggestions for how to save money on your bills during the winter months. Gas water heaters are also more efficient, heating water up faster and for a cheaper utility bill in the long run! You can even upgrade to a tankless water heater to save space. These new models are able to heat on demand, which is actually cheaper than storing large amounts of hot water in the traditional tank. A great way to stay energy efficient! 


Dryer


A natural gas dryer may be the most surprising to hear as an option but it stands the test of time! They are faster to dry loads of laundry and they are also more efficient! With a gas hookup and ventilation, you could be doing laundry in half the time it used to take. Worried about the smell? Don’t! There is actually no smell that contributes to the dryer at all, the natural gas simply does the heating.


Overall, natural gas appliances have a few excellent reasons to make the switch. When you pair efficiency and cost-effectiveness with the expertise of Kratos’ team that helps our variable rate stay one of the lowest in the state of Ohio, then you have a clear winning combination! Learn more about how to make the switch today!