Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Benefits of Natural Gas

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Ohio Natural Gas is an essential part of life for more than three million residents, is used primarily for the heating of residential and commercial buildings. Natural gas is also one of the most affordable forms of energy on the market. In fact, the Department of Energy stated that in 2011, natural gas was the least expensive conventional energy source available for residential use. The Department of Energy also stated that natural gas costs approximately 68 percent less than the price of electricity, per British thermal unit.

In addition to being used for heating, natural gas is also used for cooking. Using a natural gas range or oven for cooking projects has several advantages over the use of an electric range or oven, including easier temperature control, self ignition, and cheaper fuel costs. Many of the nation's leading chefs have a preference for gas ranges because of their quick heating capacity and efficient temperature control.

In addition to cooking, natural gas can also be used to keep houses cool, using natural gas powered air conditioning. This form of HVAC was popular from the 1940's through the 1960's, when it fell out of favor and electric cooling took the stage.

Natural gas is a very powerful asset to any person's home. It is relatively inexpensive, it burns cleanly, and it does not have the expense and volatility of oil heating. Partnering with power companies that supply natural gas, such as Plymouth Energy, can be a smart choice that you will never regret.

46 comments:

  1. We are actually switching from Propane to Natural gas this summer. So I wholeheartedly agree.

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  2. We use natural gas at our house! =) Saves us a lot of money too!

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  3. My issue with natural gas is that it's a oil byproduct. I don't think it's a very realistic long term resource, but I do think it's one of the few realistic resources at this moment. I agree gas ranges are idea for cooking :).

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  4. We use gas too. I like gas stoves better for cooking too!

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  5. We love gas too. It is way better in my opinion.

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  6. Beats the high price of oil any day

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  7. Unfortunately we don't have access to it where we live in michigan. Which is unfortunate because its far more affordable than propane.

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  8. My landlord uses natural gas too. Love it for cooking.

    Michelle F.

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  9. Cooking with gas is much better and the fact that it heats your water and home a lot quicker than electric use.

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  10. My parents have natural gas, but in my town, the gas & electric company charge a small fortune (almost $1000) to change over from one to the other, so I am staying with electric for now.

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  11. I used to have a neighbor who had her entire house on natural gas, we were all jealous when the storms would take out power and she did not have any issues.

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  12. yes we do use natural gas here at home & I think its great we have no problems with it

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  13. We definitely need to look into alternative energy sources ad this sounds like a winner. I do no have any options right now, but this would be one I would consider if I could.

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  14. My parents home use natural gas and I know for a fact it really helps them save money.

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  15. I would love to have a gas stove to cook on. It really is the best for cooking...:)

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  16. We are looking at buying a house that we have to put a heating system in. Natural gas I think is the way to go

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  17. Thanks for this heads up - I never knew the difference so this is something new to me, thanks for sharing.

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  18. I like having natural gas... makes everything so much easier. We even have our outside grill hooked to it.

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  19. We heat with electricity but I really think Natural gas is the way to go and getting less dependent on the electric company appeals to me greatly.

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  20. I love gas heat. I wish our home had it but alas. Sigh!

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  21. I love cooking on my natural gas stove, it's hard sometimes to gauge the temperature settings, but after a few times you get use to it!

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  22. We're not homeowners, so I don't know a lot about the difference yet.

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  23. I'm hoping to be switching from Propane to Natural gas this summer. My heating bill is out of this world! We have an oil heater, can you imagine???

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  24. we don't use gas at all where i live we are strictly electric as that's how the house came

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  25. Yep, this is all true and my heater is running right now. Natural gas.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  26. Our dryer and heat furnace all run on natural gas and I love it! It really saves us a ton of money on the power bill. A lot less energy is used. I wish everything else in the house ran on natural gas.

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  27. I love natural gas! My mom had everything electric when we were growing up. I would NEVER go back to that!

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  28. We have natural gas here too. Cooking on electric stoves makes me crazy, so I'm pretty happy we don't have to deal with that. :)

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  29. My mom uses natural gas and soon we will be changing to natural gas too!

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  30. I think it would be great to use natural gas I don't think we have that choice over here - I will have to look into it. x

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  31. I never knew about the air conditioning part-it just shows how much you think you know about something!

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  32. It's a shame it's not an option in some places, we can't have it here . Or don't, not sure if it's just our area or the county

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  33. We use natural gas in our house as well. I wish it was available everywhere but I guess it won't happen any time soon. When it does I hope more people would use it.

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  34. We don't use it no but my landlord is planning to change to it this summer. He says the cost will be better.

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  35. We do not have the option for natural gas right now (we are propane) but we hope to add a more sustainable option in the next few years.

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  36. This was quite educational. I'd have to look into if we are using propane or natural since I haven't got a clue :P

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  37. We use natural gas in our home as well. I used to want a totally electric home but I have to say I am a total fan of natural gas.

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  38. In Michigan, we had a natural gas forced air system, but down here it's electric heat. Blah! I miss the natural gas!

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  39. We use a combination of both because we have an older and newer section. Some parts of our home is electric and some gas.
    Eliz

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  40. In some states, natural gas is what is used and in others - it's not available. But thanks for sharing the tips and info above.

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  41. From BabsProjects: We have natural gas in our house. We can see a huge difference in billing compared to when we had electric in our old apartment.

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  42. I heard from a friend using Natural gas as heat for his house. He said he saved lots of money. I told my husband about it but he's scared of what if our insurance company finds out. Still wish to save more during winter.

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  43. Some foods definitely cook better on gas. We prefer having our gas range over electric for sure.

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  44. Living in the city I'm not sure what type of gas we use. But I can see the benefits of using natural gas.

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  45. This is good information.
    I've heard quite a lot about natural gas before and probably would try it. Especially right now in our budget crisis!

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  46. There are a lot of homes in my neighborhood that use natural gas.. We are renting right now so changing over isn't an option for us, but its something to consider in the future

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