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Natural Gas Appliances

Switching from electric to more energy-efficient natural gas appliances can feel like a big step. Sure, gas fueled appliances are more expensive, but the long-term savings certainly makes the switch, worthy of serious consideration.

According to an analysis conducted by the American Gas Association in 2014, which studied Representative Average Residential Space Heating and Water Heating Costs, customers could double their energy savings. According to the AGA’s estimates, choosing appliances powered by natural gas instead of other energy sources could translate into savings of up to $1,262 on space heating and more than $300 on water heating costs annually.

Benefits of Natural Gas Appliances

  • Most natural gas appliances work even when the electricity is out.
  • Natural gas furnaces can last longer than electric heat pumps and deliver up to 25 degrees Fahrenheit warmer.
  • Since our natural gas system is underground, outages are rare.
  • Natural gas dryers dry clothes faster than electric dryers and use less energy. Natural water heaters heat water twice as fast as their electric counterparts
  • The versatility of natural gas in unlike any other energy source providing power to appliances inside as well as outside the home.  See our interactive home to get the full picture of appliances that can run on natural gas.

How to Shop for Natural Gas Appliances

Selecting natural gas appliances that fit your needs, lifestyle and budget is very important.
We put together this checklist to help you shop wisely and find what’s right for you.

Is it the right size?

When selecting any particular appliance, keep in mind your particular consumption needs as well as the space available in your home. Remember – bigger isn’t necessarily better.

How efficient is it?

Contrary to popular belief, natural gas appliances are not all created equal. That means not every appliance uses the same amount of energy. Therefore comparing energy efficiencies is crucial to making the right choice.

  • Ranges compare oven insulations.
  • Water heaters compare Energy Factors (EF)
  • Furnaces compare Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE)
  • Dryers compare moisture sensors

Consider shopping for appliances that qualify for Efficiency Maine Rebates!  Download the Efficiency Maine Brochure and take it with you while shopping.

Is it priced right?

Compare pricing and shop around for special promotions to make sure you’re getting the best possible deal on the appliances you need. In addition to price comparisons, consider added bonuses such as free installation, service support and of course warranties as well.

Look for…

  • Warranties that cover both equipment and installation.
  • Warranties that will cover your purchase for a longer period of time.
  • Appliances that have not been discontinued and will result in repair nightmares.
  • Make sure you have a handle on the average cost of service and maintenance of the appliances you select.