Top three benefits to using natural gas in your home or business
As fall begins to ramp up and temperatures begin to cool down, natural gas use is steadily increasing across the country. According to Statista, natural gas consumption in the U.S. has risen about a third since 1995, and it reached a record high of 31 trillion cubic feet in 2019. This doesn’t come as a surprise, given that natural gas offers a lot of great benefits for both residential and business properties. But there are three key advantages to natural gas in particular that are likely the reason the industry has grown so drastically over the past couple of decades.
1. Natural gas is the eco-friendliest fossil fuel
Now more than ever, it’s important to consider what small changes can be made in our lives to make a smaller footprint on the environment. Natural gas is the cleanest of all of the fossil fuels, producing about 45% less carbon dioxide than coal, 30% less than oil, and 15% less than wood. It’s also non-toxic and there’s not risk of spills since it isn’t stored on the user’s property.
2. It’s affordable
Because natural gas appliances use energy extremely efficiently, they typically cost less to operate, saving the customer a lot of money. The US also has a large supply of domestic natural gas, which is another reason the costs are able to stay low. For those who choose to go with Volunteer Energy, you can save even more money through the special discounts we offer to AAA members – learn more here.
3. It’s reliable and efficient
Delivery of natural gas is very reliable given that the distribution system is underground, and therefore inclement weather won’t affect delivery. Some natural gas appliances will even continue to work when the electricity is out. On top of that, natural gas generates heat quickly and efficiently, so when the temperature outside drops, your home or business will stay warm.