Why Natural Gas?

Natural gas is the right fuel for so many reasons. Here are ten of the best reasons ...

1. Convenience
With natural gas, you'll never run out of fuel. Underground pipelines mean there is no disruption of supply due to storms or power outages. Unlike other heat sources that leave ashes and odors, natural gas will never leave a mess. And you'll love the convenience natural gas adds to your home - from instant, cozy heat, to precision cooking, and nice, long showers without running out of hot water.

2. Versatility
Natural gas can do more than heat your home. It can be used for water heating, clothes drying, cooking, and mood-setting fireplaces. It can also be used outdoors for barbecuing, gas lighting, and even to heat your swimming pool or hot tub. Did you know they even make air conditioning units powered by the use of natural gas as well?

3. Savings
Natural gas can save you money. Visit the appliance section to view cost comparison. Natural Gas is still your best energy buy.

4. Safety
Natural gas is one of the world's safest sources of energy used by millions all over the world to heat their homes and businesses.

5. Consistent, Reliable Supply
Natural gas comes from a pipeline underground. It's always there when you need it and you never have to worry about running out of fuel, or arranging for deliveries. Many natural gas appliances will operate during a power outage so you can still stay warm, have hot water and eat well.

6. Future Possibilities
Once your home is connected to natural gas, it's easy to convert appliances or add additional gas products later on:
• outside for your barbecue, outdoor kitchen, pool heater, and gas lights
• in the home for your water heater and clothes dryer
• in the kitchen for your range and/or cooktop
• in the den and living room for your natural gas fireplace.
• As a back-up power supply with a natural gas generator.
• In the garage as your own CNG filling station for your vehicles.

7. Environmental Benefits
By all measures natural gas is the best energy alternative for today. It is the cleanest burning fossil fuel available today. By funding natural gas efficiency programs, natural gas utilities helped customers save 136 trillion Btu of energy and offset 7.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions in 2012. This represents a 9 percent increase from the 125 trillion Btu of energy savings and 6.5 million metric tons of avoided CO2 emission achieved in 2011. Choosing natural gas appliances is an easy way to reduce your impact on the environment without sacrificing comfort or style.

8. Abundant Domestic Production
International supply issues will never stand in the way of heating your home. About 98% of the natural gas used in the United States is produced in North America. Technological advances have unlocked enough natural gas in the U.S. to fuel our nation for generations. Using natural gas reduces the nation’s dependence on foreign oil and creates jobs in the U.S. Natural gas is produced, transported and sold in America by American companies. The natural gas industry supports more than 2.8 million jobs in the U.S.

9. Easier, More Affordable Maintenance
Clean burning natural gas heating equipment means less maintenance and repairs over the years. It simply burns cleaner and costs less to use than other options.

10. Increased Resale Value of Your Home
Adding natural gas heating, a fireplace and other appliances to your home, farm or cottage will pay dividends down the road when you decide it's time to move.