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Benefits of Natural Gas
Natural gas is increasingly the fuel of choice in today's homes. Below are the top
reasons to choose natural gas for your home.
1 | Affordability
Natural gas costs less to use in your home than electricity, heating oil, propane or kerosene. On average, electricity costs almost four times more than natural gas.
2 | Convenience and reliability
Natural gas is piped directly into your home. It's always there when you need it, and you never have to worry about running out of fuel or arranging for deliveries.
3 | Comfort
Natural gas heat feels warmer than heat produced by an electric heat pump.
4 | Domestic supply
Nearly 100% of the natural gas consumed in the U.S. is produced in North America with 90% coming directly from the U.S.
5 | Environmental impact
Simply put - natural gas is the cleanest-burning energy source for your home. The combustion of natural gas emits 45% less carbon dioxide than coal.
6 | Energy efficiency
Natural gas is highly efficient. About 90% of the natural gas produced is delivered to customers as useful energy. In contrast, only about 27%of the energy converted to electricity reaches consumers.
7 | Safety
The U.S. natural gas industry spends more than $4 billion per year on safety-related programs and is proud of its outstanding safety record.