Choosing natural gas for your home appliances gets you the comfort, reliability and performance you need – at an economical price. It’s also an environmentally responsible choice for heating your home, getting hot water, drying your clothes, cooking your food and a variety of other amenities.
Comfort, Reliability and Performance
- Today's high-efficiency natural gas furnaces feature technology that boosts efficiency to save money and improve comfort.
- Gas water heaters deliver up to twice the hot water in the same amount of time as an electric water heater.
- A natural gas dryer can dry two loads of towels in the same time as one load in an electric dryer.
- Patterned after professional models, today’s gas ranges offer even cooking, high-output burners and super-low simmer temperatures.
- Gas furnaces typically perform twice as long as electric heat pumps.
- For ease and relaxation, gas fireplaces and logs, grills and outdoor lights are unparalleled.
- Natural gas is the best choice for pool and space heating and backup power generation.
Natural gas is more efficient than electricity. More than 90 percent of the energy in natural gas is delivered directly to your home, while less than a third of the energy used to make electricity gets to your home.
Natural gas works better. Natural gas appliances heat water faster, dry clothes faster and let you cook more efficiently and precisely.
Natural gas is the cleanest-burning fossil fuel. Burning natural gas produces 44 percent less carbon dioxide emissions than coal and 22 percent less than fuel oil, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Natural gas reduces your carbon footprint. Switching to natural gas appliances can reduce your home’s carbon footprint by as much as 40 percent.
Choosing natural gas promotes energy independence. There is an abundant domestic supply – more than 80 years at current production rates.
Tax Credits for Energy-Efficient Appliances
The American Taxpayer Relief Act extends the tax credit of up to $500 for homeowners who install qualified energy-efficient appliances such as high-efficiency furnaces and hot water heaters. This residential tax incentive for existing homes was extended retroactively for 2012 and goes through 2013. Get
as well as a link to the IRS Residential Energy Credit form. Check the requirements to see if your equipment is eligible.