Advantages of Natural Gas
It’s energy that’s dependable. It’s energy that’s naturally efficient and good for the environment. It’s energy that’s born in the USA. It’s energy that’s affordable. It’s energy that’s the right choice. Households that use natural gas for heating, water heating, cooking and clothes drying spend an average of $693 less per year than homes using electricity for those same applications. Low domestic natural gas prices have led to savings of almost $65 billion for residential natural gas customers over the past five years.
Heating and cooling expenses make up the largest part of the energy bill for most homes. Using the most efficient heating equipment is one of the most important steps you can take to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat, and it’s one of the most effective ways to reduce energy bills. Natural gas is the best energy source for heating your home because it is so efficient. That’s why natural gas is the number one heating source for new homes nationwide, it provides real comfort with warmer heat that you can actually feel.
Natural gas fireplaces and logs are another way to efficiently heat your home. They are 99.9% efficient-nearly all of the energy used is converted to heat saving you money and preserving natural resources. They can be installed in almost any room and are clean burning-no wood, no ashes and no hassle. Natural gas fireplaces and logs provide back up heat when the electricity goes out.
On average, after heating and cooling, water heating is the largest consumer of energy in homes today. Water heating accounts for approximately 18% of the energy consumed in your home, which is why it is so important to choose a water heating system that will not only provide enough hot water, but will do so efficiently, saving you money. A natural gas tank water heater will deliver hot water fast and save on operating costs. They work faster than their electric counterparts, therefore producing more hot water in less time. As residents of the Gulf Coast, we are all too familiar with thunderstorms and hurricanes that cause power outages across our area. It is comforting to know that with a natural gas tank water heater, a power outage doesn’t mean you have to go without a soothing, hot shower. Choosing a natural gas tank water heater saves you money and is better for our environment.
Advantages for natural gas?
- Natural gas (largely methane) burns more cleanly than the other fossil fuels (45% less carbon dioxide emitted than coal and 30% less than oil)
- It is easily transported via pipelines and fairly easily using tankers (land and sea)
- It can be piped into homes to provide heating and cooking and to run a variety of appliances.
- Where homes are not piped, it can be supplied in small tanks.
- It can be used as a fuel for vehicles (cars, trucks and jet engines) where it is cleaner than gasoline or diesel.
- It is used to produce ammonia for fertilizers, and hydrogen, as well as in the productio…