Residential gas is a highly desired convenience. The way natural gas works is that every home has an individual service line that is connected to the homeowner’s gas meter. From there it’s similar to how the plumbing system provides your home’s water supply. Gas lines are routed and branched off to run throughout the home, forming a distribution network. This network of lines feeds into a central control center that is similar in function to an electrical breaker panel. The system adjusts flow rate and pressure to fuel gas-powered appliances.
Natural gas is one of the most affordable forms of energy currently available to residential consumers. What many people don’t know is that natural gas is actually overall a better value than electricity as a source of energy. It is environmentally friendly, clean and non-toxic. Natural gas also burns clean when compared to other fossil fuels. It’s an economical, efficient and reliable energy source.
There are quite a few home appliances that depend on natural gas. Appliances like water heaters, clothes dryers, stove tops, ovens, space heaters, gas fireplace logs, outdoor grills, furnaces and generators are several to name a few. And, it’s not surprising that most homeowners prefer the gas-powered versions of these appliances over electric ones. When it comes to cooking, gas is favored because it offers easy temperature control, self ignition and it even self-cleans. Whether it’s cooking a roast or drying a load of laundry, natural gas appliances get the job done twice as fast.
Did you know…
…according to the DOE, natural gas costs almost 70% less than electricity?
…more than 97% of our nation’s natural gas comes from our country alone?
…gas water heaters generate twice as much hot water as electric for significantly less?
…gas stoves offer the fastest, most accurate cooking temperature?
…gas dryers dry clothes faster, so they use less energy?
Natural gas is a smart choice. It is convenient, clean, efficient and economical. Luckily, for those who want to replace or upgrade, there are a variety of high-efficiency natural gas appliances on the market. Most manufacturers, and even local gas companies, offer rebates or opt-in programs to help you save money by making these upgrades and purchases.
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