Natural gas makes so much possible. In the 19th century, natural gas was used primarily for powering lights. Now, technology has expanded the use of natural gas to the point where it can be used for almost anything. In your home, this means heating and cooling, cooking, producing electricity, and more. There are plenty of reasons to be thankful for your home’s natural gas.
- Gas ovens and stoves. Heating quicker and more efficiently than their electric counterparts, natural gas ovens and stoves are great for cooking your food perfectly. Plus—gas is generally less expensive than electricity.
- A warm home. Almost half of all U.S. homes use natural gas for heating. Central heating, thanks to the oil and natural gas industry, provides your home with a customizable, reliable, efficient way to keep your house warm. Many central heating systems can now be controlled by an app, so you can set the perfect temperature to come home to.
- A dry home. Shingles are made from oil and gas byproducts. Next time it’s pouring rain, think about where your home would be without the protection from roof shingles.
- Energy security. With natural gas, you don’t have to worry about not having access to clean, reliable, and affordable energy services. The U.S. is continuously discovering ways to find new supplies of oil and natural gas.
- A hot shower. Natural gas is not only used to heat our houses, but our water as well. Using natural gas to heat water is faster and less expensive than electricity.
- Lighting a fire. Natural gas fireplaces make a room warm and comfortable without the mess of wood-burning. They’re very convenient since you don’t have to collect wood every time you want to make a fire. You can simply flick a switch and have a fire.
- Fresh, safe food. Natural gas is used to operate refrigeration equipment. Refrigeration slows bacteria growth, keeping our food fresher for longer.
- Clean clothes. Besides providing the electricity used to power your washer, natural gas is also used for dryers. Natural gas dryers are more energy efficient than electric dryers, and they dry laundry quicker.
- Air conditioning. Most air conditioners use natural gas indirectly (through electricity), but some are directly powered by natural gas. Nevertheless, you can thank natural gas for keeping your house cool and comfortable on hot summer days.
- Barbeque grills. A natural gas grill connects right to your home’s supply, so you don’t have to go through the hassle of refilling a propane Plus, natural gas is about one-third the price of propane.
Those were just a few of the many reasons to be thankful for the natural gas in your home. We’re thankful for you for choosing us for your energy needs. Have a happy Thanksgiving!