Whether it’s for cooking or for cleaning, gas fitting is a popular service among homeowners in Canberra.
Homeowners are continuously searching for ways to cut household costs. Then, there’s the added pressure of making sure that your household is doing its bit to reduce its carbon footprint, too.
While it might sound like a mammoth task, there’s a simple solution – switching to natural gas. You don’t necessarily need to invest in expensive solar panels to feel and make a difference. Instead, all it takes is to hire a gas fitter to run a new gas plumbing line and connect it to your gas appliance. If you’re still not convinced that it’s worth the little bit of extra effort and cost, here are five reasons why switching to gas is a sensible solution to many of your household woes.
Cooking with gas is the preferred option for most. One of the main reasons for this is because it offers instant heat. The reverse is also true, and a gas stove doesn’t hold latent heat after turning it off, making it a safer choice in the kitchen.
What’s more, it’s also easier to control the temperature. Any keen cook will tell you that precise temperature control is key when the heat is on and you’re trying to impress guests.
That being said, the efficiency of gas extends way past the kitchen. Gas water heaters have also been found to be more efficient than electric water heaters. Not only does a gas water heater have a faster initial heating rate than their electrical counterparts, but they also cost less to operate on average, which brings us to our next benefit.
2. Cost savings
Using natural gas is generally more affordable than electricity. Depending on your state, you can expect to pay anything from 20c per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for electricity to 32c per kilowatt-hour. On the other hand, when it comes to natural gas, consumers get charged per megajoule (MJ) of natural gas used. Typical gas usage rates can vary anything from only 2.5c per megajoule to 5c per megajoule, making it significantly cheaper than electricity at first glance.
That being said, you need to keep in mind that a kilowatt is bigger than a megajoule. For example, running an electric water system will cost you about 300c per hour, while running a gas water heater will cost you about 240c per hour. While the cost saving is much smaller when it comes to, for example, a stovetop (about 28c per hour vs 24c per hour), gas is still the cheaper option. So, it doesn’t matter if you want to use a stovetop, heater, clothes dryer, or hot water system, gas will work out more cost effective in all these scenarios.
Not only is gas more efficient in a number of situations, but it’s also more convenient. If there’s a blackout or a major storm, you don’t have to worry about being without energy. This means that you can continue with important daily tasks like preparing supper or bathing the kids. This is especially useful in winter when a hot meal or hot shower can make the world of difference.
4. Environmentally friendlier
If you use natural gas, it burns much cleaner than sources like butane, charcoal, or coal that are used for electricity. Plus, natural gas also releases less carbon dioxide emissions into the air, making it a safe option for your loved ones.
Why not extend the benefits to your outdoor barbecue? By opting for a gas barbecue, you can enjoy outdoor cooking without the smoke. Also, you don’t have to worry about running out of firewood halfway through your barbie.
- Increases the resale value
While gas fitting in Canberra can cost you anything from $1,200 to more than $5,000, it’s money that you’ll spend wisely. Gas fitting is seen as an extra feature. So, when the time comes to place your property on the market, it’s definitely a feature that you can highlight. Plus, you’ll be able to ask more compared to similar properties without gas fitting.
Invest in gas fitting and invest in your future
Whether it’s the affordability, convenience, or both, gas fitting is an attractive option to homeowners in Canberra. Not only will it be friendlier to your own pocket, but you’ll also be doing your bit for the environment. In as little as a day (three for a more complex job), you can get gas fitting completed.
To ensure that you keep your loved ones safe and that your new gas appliances will work optimally, it’s best to hire the services of professional gas fitters. As a matter of fact, it’s illegal in most states in Australia for gas fitting to be completed by someone who’s not licensed and insured.
The experienced pros at Fluid Plumbing have been helping homeowners in Canberra for more than 12 years. Our specialty plumbers can install and repair gas lines and work on water heaters and other gas-powered appliances. You can rest assured knowing that all our plumbers are fully licensed and insured. If you’re ready to make the smarter switch to gas, feel free to call us on 0411169327 or complete this form for a fast free quote.