Why Choose Natural Gas

WHY CHOOSE NATURAL GAS?

Choosing natural gas for your home offers many benefits and advantages that will help you save money, increase the value and marketability of your home, improve the environment, and increase your comfort. Whether you currently are using heating oil, propane, or electricity, switching to natural gas is the clear choice for heating your home and fueling other appliance like your water heater, clothes dryer, stove, and fireplace.

Natural gas is affordable. Natural gas costs less than fuel oil, propane or electricity to heat a home. In addition, natural gas supplies are domestic, abundant and prices are expected to remain low for the foreseeable future.

Natural gas burns clean and it’s reliable. Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel and it’s always available and never runs out. There is no need to call the fuel oil or propane company to arrange a delivery, and you pay for natural gas after you use it.

Natural gas is safe. Properly installed and used, all major types of energy are safe. But it’s important to note that natural gas produces about half as much carbon monoxide as does oil when burned. And, because it’s lighter than air, natural gas dissipates quickly in the unlikely event of a leak.

Why Specifically Is Natural Gas Better than Electric?

  • Natural gas heat is cozier than electric heat.  Gas systems deliver warmer 120-degree heat compared to 90-degree air produced by electric heat pumps.
  • Natural gas is immediately ready for consumption.  Electric energy is more expensive as it requires another energy source to generate electric power.
  • Natural gas appliances cost less to operate and have a longer life expectancy. 
  • Natural gas-fueled water heaters, on average, operate at half the cost of electric ones.
  • On average you can dry two loads of laundry with natural gas for the same cost to dry just one load with electric.
  • On average, it costs half as much to cook with a gas range as a similar electric range. A natural gas range heats-up and cools down quicker and features easy temperature control.