Natural gas is the fuel of choice for today's homes. Below are the top 10 benefits for selecting natural gas for your home. Make the switch today!
With Natural Gas, you will NEVER run out of fuel. Underground pipelines mean there is no disruption of supply due to storms or power outages. Have you ever heard of the “gas going out”? Didn’t think so. I doesn’t. Unlike other heat sources that leave ashes and odors, Natural Gas will NEVER leave a mess. And you will 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.
Natural Gas can do more than heat your home. It can be used for water heating, clothes drying, cooking, and mood-setting heat efficient fire places. It can also be used outdoors for barbecuing, gas lighting, and even to heat your swimming pool or hot tub.
Natural Gas can save you money. See the cost comparisons below and decide for yourself. Natural Gas is and always will be, your best energy buy.
4. CONSISTANT RELIABLE SUPPLY
Natural Gas comes from an underground pipeline. It’s always there when you need it and you NEVER have to worry about running out of fuel, or arranging deliveries. Many Natural Gas appliances operate during a power outage so you can still stay warm, have hot water and eat well.
5. FUTURE POSSIBILITIES
Once your home is connected to Natural Gas, it’s easy to convert appliances or add additional gas products later on, such as; outside for your barbecue grill, pool or hot tub heater, or gas lights, add a hot water heater or clothes dryer, in the kitchen for a gas range or cook top, in the den or livingroom for a Natural Gas fireplace. It’s simply and easy to add appliances with Natural Gas. The City of Summerville will give its customers a hot water heater if they switch from another energy source to Natural Gas.
6. ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS
By all measures, Natural Gas is the best energy alternative for today.
7. ABUNDANT DOMESTIC PRODUCTION
International supply issues will never stand in the way of heating your home. There is a secure supply of Natural Gas in the United States . 99% of the Natural Gas we use comes from North America, 84% from the United States . Increased use of Natural Gas will reduce our dependence on oil imported from the Middle East .
8. LOCAL ECONOMY
By using Natural Gas from the City of Summerville , you not only get the most bang for your buck in energy economy, but also in the local economy. The Natural Gas Departments revenue funds the Recreation Department, Police and Fire Departments, and the Street Department, thus not only reducing City property taxes but completely eliminating them for over ten (10) years.
When the entire cycle of producing, processing, transporting and using energy is considered, Natural Gas is delivered to you with a “total energy efficiency” of about 90%. Moreover gas appliances and equipment are extremely efficient and clean burning, which means less maintenance and repairs over the years.
10. INCREASED RESALE VALUE OF YOUR HOME
Adding Natural Gas heating, Natural Gas fire place, Natural Gas hot water heater, or other Natural Gas appliances to your home or business will pay dividends in the future when you decide it’s time to sell.
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