Natural Gas

Natural Gas

For the Home

Save 8000 gallons of water/year

Residential Benefits

With benefits that include increased home value, comfort, reliability and savings, it’s easy to see why more than 70% of homeowners prefer natural gas. Find more specific information on the top advantages of natural gas below.

 

Cost-Savings

The beauty of natural gas is that while it’s synonymous with greater comfort, reliability and everyday lifestyle advantages, it’s also the economical choice. In fact, natural gas delivers superior value in various forms, including:

  • Up to 25% in monthly energy savings (when comparing the average natural gas home to its non-gas counterpart)
  • Appliances that operate at up to half the cost of non-gas
  • Longer appliance lifespans with reduced maintenance
  • Up to $1,750 in potential rebates, up to $450 in tax credits and other potential incentives

Superior Reliability

Florida hurricanes, thunderstorms and other severe weather conditions can cause power outages lasting anywhere from a few hours to several weeks. Fortunately, natural gas is delivered via underground pipeline, providing nearly 100% reliable service. Plus, examples of natural gas appliances that continue to operate automatically in the event of a power outage include:

  • Water heaters
  • Ranges
  • Grills
  • Outdoor lights
  • Generators

Enhanced Lifestyle

Beyond nearly 100% reliable service and comfort that stays on (even when the power goes out!), homes with natural gas enjoy many lifestyle advantages, including:

  • Endless hot water
  • Gourmet quality cooking precision
  • Faster drying clothes
  • The most efficient means for climate control

Plus, natural gas outdoor/luxury appliances can take luxury and ambience to the next level while still allowing the cost-savings and efficiency homeowners have come to expect from natural gas. Popular items include:

  • Indoor & outdoor fireplaces
  • Generators
  • Outdoor grills
  • Patio & garage heaters
  • Outdoor lights & tiki torches
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers
  • Pool heaters

Eco-Friendliness

Natural gas is a cleaner, more efficient energy alternative. In fact, every home that switches to a natural gas tankless water heater can prevent 3,000 lbs. of CO2 from entering the atmosphere every year. Here are more reasons why homeowners can feel good about choosing America’s own natural gas.

Compared to oil or coal, natural gas emits:

  • Virtually no sulfur
  • No solid waste
  • Far less nitrogen oxide
  • Almost 30% less carbon dioxide (than oil)
  • Nearly 45% less carbon dioxide (than coal)

Plus, natural gas is delivered to homes with nearly three times the efficiency of non-gas energy— and natural gas appliances are up to twice as efficient as their non-gas counterparts.

Domestic Energy

For reducing our country’s dependency on foreign oil, every little bit can make a difference.  And by choosing America’s own natural gas, homeowners can take comfort in knowing they’re helping to keep billions of energy dollars (and countless jobs!) right here at home. In fact:

  • More than 97% of the natural gas we use in the US is produced in North America (approximately 84% is domestically produced while the remaining 13% comes from Canada)
  • The residential end use of natural gas works to offset the $160 billion North American energy dollars we send to OPEC countries each year
  • Every 1% increase in natural gas production creates 35,000 jobs

Rebates & Incentives

Natural gas rebates can offset the initial cost of including natural gas appliances, helping homeowners to save money and energy on a long-term basis while enjoying layers of additional value ranging from superior home comfort to greener living.

While rebate amounts and availability vary by utility, incentives that may be available include:

  • Up to $1,750 cash back on the “big four” natural gas appliances, including up to $675 on a water heater, $200 on range, $150 on a clothes dryer and $750 on a furnace
  • Up to $450 in residential natural gas tax incentives on qualifying natural gas
  • equipment
  • Up to a $700 for a potential reactivation bonus for qualifying customers with inactive natural gas service
$1750 cash back on natural gas appliances


warm showers


natural gas outdoor grill


clothes dryer

Follow Us:

FNGA Twitter

Florida Natural Gas Association
PO Box 11026 | Tallahassee, FL 32302
Tel 850-681-0496 | Fax 850-222-7892
info@floridagas.org

Copyright © 2013 Florida Natural Gas Assocation.