Natural Gas Saves Money

Natural Gas Saves Money

Have you thought about switching to natural gas? Natural gas is not only more energy efficient but a lot less expensive too. Electric appliances use much more energy than most people realize, and they aren't really any safer since they have the potential to electrocute you or catch fire. At least with natural gas leaks, chemicals like Mercaptan and ethanethiol added to natural gas make it detectable by smell. It's also a whole lot easier to see a gas flame than it is to see an electric-heated stove, making it less likely for you to be burned. The only real advantage of electric appliances is that they are sometimes less expensive than their gas counterparts. However, gas appliances will save you more money in the long run. From stoves to grills, heaters to dryers, there are so many natural gas-powered appliances that can help you run a more efficient home, and more importantly, save you money.

Have you thought about switching to natural gas? Natural gas is not only more energy efficient but a lot less expensive too…

Electric appliances use much more energy than most people realize, and they aren't really any safer since they have the potential to electrocute you or catch fire. At least with natural gas leaks, chemicals like Mercaptan and ethanethiol added to natural gas make it detectable by smell. It's also a whole lot easier to see a gas flame than it is to see an electric-heated stove, making it less likely for you to be burned. The only real advantage of electric appliances is that they are sometimes less expensive than their gas counterparts. However, gas appliances will save you more money in the long run. From stoves to grills, heaters to dryers, there are so many natural gas-powered appliances that can help you run a more efficient home, and more importantly, save you money.

Natural gas is easily one of the most versatile fossil fuels in the country, accounting for up to 22% of energy consumption. Best of all, most of it comes from the USA, so we aren't reliant on other countries to obtain it. Already in over 60% of homes, natural gas is used as the main source of heating, whether that's using a fireplace or heater. Natural gas can also be used for furnaces, boilers, water heaters, gas grills, stoves and so much more. Natural gas can even be used to generate electricity. People from all over are discovering the benefits of gas too. In fact, homes with natural gas connections are more valuable and desirable as a whole. In part, this is due to just how much more efficient natural gas is.

Most gas appliances perform faster and more efficiently than gas. Gas stoves cook food faster, water heaters heat water faster, and gas dryers dry clothes faster. While you might pay less for an electric water heater or an electric stove, the truth is that they will cost you more money in the long term. You'll pay much more on your energy bill (up to 30% more) than you would on your gas bill, making gas appliances the more economical option. On top of this, their efficiency is better for the environment too, reducing your carbon footprint. This is especially true if you purchase Energy Star appliances.

On top of this, there are plenty of ways you can use gas appliances effectively to save even more money. When drying clothes, separate heavy loads from lighter loads to reduce drying time. Make sure that when using a gas stove that the flame doesn't go past the pot or you are using more gas than you need. Clean and check furnaces regularly and make sure that radiators are not placed near walls.

Of course, in the end, whether you choose gas or electric is going to be dependent on the hookups in your home. If you don't have gas hook-ups, you won't be able to convert to gas appliances unless you renovate your entire home. But if you have access to both gas and electricity, be sure to choose appliances that are safe and efficient to ensure you are saving money. 

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