Choosing Natural Gas Appliances

June 26th, 2012

Natural gas appliances are a great choice for any home – most are low-maintenance and have excellent energy efficiency! At UGI EnergyLink, we want you to get the most out of your residential Pennsylvania natural gas service. A big part of that is choosing the best appliances for your home.

So, if you’re looking to get a new natural gas air conditioner to beat the heat this summer, a natural gas furnace to keep your family warm at an affordable rate, or any other natural gas appliance/equipment, check out our tips for choosing natural gas appliances. It will help make your decision easier and ensure you get the best equipment for your home.

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Natural Gas Appliance Brands

As you look for natural gas appliances for your home, consider different brands in your selection. Every manufacturer that produces natural gas appliances comes with its own reputation. There are names you might already associate with high quality equipment; however, you don’t want to ignore products from a company you haven’t heard of before.

The best way to make sure you are really getting the best natural gas appliances for your home is to do a little shopping around. Don’t be afraid to look at several different models before making your choice – even ones from unknown manufacturers. You might find a great deal from a smaller manufacturer.

It’s also important to compare among the more well-known manufacturers of natural gas appliances as well since their products can vary! So take your time and really explore all your options.

Read Reviews on Natural Gas Appliances

If you are considering a new natural gas air conditioner, furnace, or any number of other natural gas appliances, the last thing you need during the hot summer is equipment that constantly breaks down or one that doesn’t work properly during a brutal winter.

If you find a model you like, do a quick online search to read reviews from real owners of the equipment. The reviews will give you an unbiased opinion of the product and whether or not you can trust it in your home. You can also ask friends and family about their natural gas appliances. They might be able to give you great tips on which brands to search for and which ones to avoid!

Natural Gas Appliance & Energy Efficiency

Believe it or not, new natural gas appliances can actually help you save money. According to ENERGY STAR, a program run by the EPA, when homeowners choose energy-efficient products they can save around one-third on their energy bills. When you buy natural gas appliances with an ENERGY STAR rating, you are getting highly energy-efficient products that can help to lower your monthly operating costs. When your appliances use fuel more efficiently, that can lower costs even more for you without a compromise in performance. Energy-efficient natural gas appliances can even help offset initial product costs with the savings on your energy bill, so they are a great choice for your home!

Warranties for Natural Gas Appliances

What happens if your natural gas furnace breaks down? Will the manufacturer replace the parts for free or are you on your own? Make sure to read warranty information before you purchase and compare between different models. You might find one manufacturer has a much longer warranty than another, which could save you money on repairs in the long-term. Also, make sure to read the fine print. A warranty that seems too good to be true might be exactly that!

If you’re looking for additional coverage on top of the appliance warranties, consider UGI EnergyLink’s HVAC Service Plans. A UGI Advantage Service agreement guarantees priority service for breakdowns – 24/7, even on holidays. And you can feel confident that if things go wrong, UGI Heating and Cooling will fix the problem – any day, any time.

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Your Natural Gas Appliances & UGI EnergyLink

Once you’ve chosen your new natural gas appliances, give UGI EnergyLink a call. Check our current natural gas service rate and see if we cost less than your current provider. Unlike some other PA natural gas companies, we allow you to lock in a great low rate so you are never surprised by your energy bills. Enjoy one flat rate and get the most out of your natural gas appliances. It’s easy to switch – give us a call or enroll online today!