Homeowners should have their furnace or central heating system inspected annually. When heating systems are properly adjusted, the by-product of combustion is water vapor and carbon dioxide — the same things we exhale as we breathe. When a heating system powered by a fossil fuel gets out of adjustment and the system isn’t operating properly, carbon monoxide may be produced. An annual check-up of your heating system by a qualified professional ensures it is operating safely and efficiently with the proper mix of fuel to air.
With the exception of gas furnaces and clothes dryers, gas appliances keep right on working for you when the electricity is off.
A natural gas outdoor light provides year-round soft, natural light for beauty and security even when the power is off. And nothing is faster and easier than cooking on an outside gas grill.
Yes, Gas clothes dryers dry clothes faster and actually treat your clothes more gently than electric dryers.
In a word, control. Professional chefs prefer the instant flexibility of gas cooking for exact, controlled food preparation.
A gas water heater works nearly twice as fast as an electric one, so you’re less likely to run out of hot water.
Sources: Appliance Magazine and Manufacturers Specifications.
Some furnaces that are 5 years old or newer may be able to be converted without having to replace the entire unit.
Natural gas equipment is easier to maintain and repair, which means lower maintenance costs. Most natural gas equipment lasts longer than similar electric appliances. Natural gas is the most environmentally-friendly fossil fuel.
Natural gas has no odor of its own, so gas companies add an odorant as a safety precaution. The distinctive odor intentionally smells bad to immediately signal a possible gas leak.
Water heaters, central cooling and heating systems, space heaters, outdoor grills, gas lights, ranges, ovens, cooktops, dryers, fireplace logs, pool heaters, gas generators.
A gas furnace heats your home with warmer air than that generated by an electric heat pump which makes a home feel drafty. Gas furnaces are less expensive to maintain and last about twice as long as electric heat pumps.