Did you know that natural gas can do more than just heat your home? It can actually be used for various other functions year-round and can even help cut back on energy costs. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, there were over 69 million residential natural gas consumers in the United States in 2018. In what ways can natural gas power your home?
Cooking with Natural Gas
Many people who love to cook prefer using a natural gas-powered oven instead of electric because it can provide better temperature control. Natural gas ovens also use much less energy than electric ovens due to the fact that the units are able to heat and cool more quickly.
Natural Gas Water Heaters
Natural gas water heaters are often preferred because they are more economical to run. Natural gas hot water heaters usually range from 20 to 100 gallons to fit your household needs. Since natural gas typically heats water faster than electricity, you may be able to run a smaller-capacity unit. With such a low price compared to electricity, using natural gas for any energy-consuming device will usually save you money on your energy bill.
Cooling Your Home
Gas-powered air conditioning units are usually a bit more expensive, but they typically require lower operating costs than electric air conditioning units. Natural gas air conditioning can also prove to be beneficial during a power outage, providing you with working AC whereas an electric unit would fail.
With a natural gas fireplace, you get a controllable burner and natural gas logs that provide you the same effect of a wood-burning fireplace without the messy ashes and sparks. You have more control over the flame and can flip a switch to easily turn the fire on and off. If you are unable to change your existing fireplace, consider purchasing a gas insert.
Natural gas clothes dryers can save up to 50% in energy costs compared to electric dryers. Think of it this way: you could do two loads of laundry for the price of one load in an electric dryer. Natural gas dryers also use a larger amount of dry, absorbent air to dry your clothes more quickly.
Joseph Frederick & Sons
Enjoy greater value from your energy dollar with natural gas. Joseph Frederick & Sons provides propane to gas and oil to gas conversion for our customers in Delaware. Family owned and operated since 1947, we specialize in improving the comfort, convenience, and affordability of local homes and businesses.