Why we love natural gas
Why we love them: Never have to replace an LPG bottle again especially not in the mid-sausage sizzle.
Without a doubt, natural gas is the most convenient way to run your barbecue: a continuous, uninterrupted energy supply that’s cheaper than LPG bottles, doesn’t require you to wait in line to swap it over and doesn’t ever crop up as a surprise cost. Plus, if you have a gas connection fitted outdoors, you can add appliances as you go: heaters, spa heaters, an outdoor fireplace and so on.
Did you know the products of combustion that power gas ovens actually release moisture which can help the cooking process by keeping roasts, ribs, cakes and cookies moist?
Why we love them: The perfect roast, every time.
When it comes to choosing an oven, it’s all to do with the features. If you’re buying a new home, make sure you tell your builder what your preferences are.
Storage hot water systems
Why we love them: It may not be as efficient as a instant system, but a gas powered storage tank still lets you reap all the benefits of natural gas it’s clean, it’s economical, it’s reliable and it still works in a black out.
New homes with natural gas connected hot water supplies were most commonly fitted with storage tanks, but over the last decade there’s been a move towards instant systems, with this change continuing to accelerate. A good analogy is to imagine the hot water storage tank as a giant kettle heated by a gas flame a thermostat controls the temperature and when the water hits the mark, the pilot flame turns itself off.
Instant hot water systems
Why we love them: Set the temperature and suds up even with a big family, this hot water supply never runs out.
These hot water systems sit outside in a small ‘box’ and are often built into the wall (meaning they take up significantly less space than their storage tank cousins!). They’re very economically efficient and instant, which means no waiting around for a hot shower.
Natural gas fireplace
Why we love them: Those flickering flames add character and cosiness to any room.
This appliance is all about ambiance. Like any radiant heater, it’s heating you rather than the air around you (just like the sun!), but has the added psychological benefit of the seeing the fire which helps you feel warm, too