Benefits of Natural Gas Appliances
With natural gas appliances, you can save money in the long run with energy savings.
Dollar for dollar, natural gas is your best energy choice: natural gas unit prices are consistently lower than electricity and propane. Natural gas is also the best choice for the environment and for meeting your indoor air quality needs.
Natural Gas Saves Energy
Homes using natural gas instead of electricity for water and space heating, cooking and clothes drying create a carbon footprint that’s 30 percent smaller.
(Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Gas Technology Institute)
Natural gas is efficient. Ninety-two percent of natural gas is delivered to your home as energy, compared to only 32 percent for electricity.
(Source: American Gas Association)
Regardless of weather, natural gas is a dependable energy source. Alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar, depend greatly on weather conditions.
Most of the natural gas used in America is domestically produced, whereas oil and other petroleum products are largely imported from overseas.
(Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy)
Natural Gas Saves Money
Natural gas furnaces heat homes faster. Air from a natural gas furnace is up to 25 degrees warmer when it comes through the vent than air from an electric heat pump.
The average household can save approximately $200 per year on their energy bill by replacing an electric water heater with a natural gas water heater.
Natural gas dryers have faster cycle times than electric dryers. They handle two loads for the same cost of drying one load in an electric dryer.
In The Kitchen
A natural gas range can operate at about half the cost of an electric range.