Natural gas is 3x more efficient than electricity. On average, individuals can save $650 a year by using natural gas instead of electricity for the same tasks. And the most economical.
Another advantage is that natural gas burns cleaner than other types of fuel. There is 50% less carbon dioxide and produces less suffer dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter.
Natural gas furnaces deliver warm air to your home without the cool draftiness associated with electric heat pumps. Natural gas allows you to have an endless supply of hot water, faster drying time for laundry, and more precise temperature for cooking.
NATURAL GAS SAFETY
Though natural gas has so many benefits, it also comes with associated dangers. Natural gas is very flammable, odorless, and colorless. To help alert customers of danger, utility companies add chemicals to the gas to provide it with a distinct smell, similar to a rotten egg. Once you smell this odor, it is a sign that you have a gas leak on your hands.
If your gas furnace doesn’t burn natural gas properly or is not vented correctly, carbon monoxide can build up in the home. It is very important that you install a carbon monoxide detector in your home.
You should also have your natural gas appliances inspected by a qualified technician once a year. The inspection should include checking the vents, flues, and chimneys of all the appliances to ensure there is proper ventilation.
Call Us Right Away If you:
- Smell natural gas
- Hear whistling/Hissing noises
- See Visible damage to the gas line or connection
- See Dead/dying plants in a well-watered area
What To Do When You Smell Gas
Resolving the problem quickly is vital for safety reasons. If you suspect a gas leak, avoid using any flames as this can trigger an explosion.
- Do not turn on/off any electrical appliances
- Do not smoke or use any open flames
- Leave the house to a safe distance and contact the utility company
If the problem is not associated with he pilot light evacuate the building, turn off the main gas supply, and call your local utility company and 911 to avoid a deadly scenario.
Preventing disaster is possible through regular inspection and maintenance. Undetected, a gas leak can release carbon monoxide leading to dizziness, headaches, nausea, and even death.
Regularly check your gas system for damage and corrosion to the valves and connectors. Ensure your pilot lights work properly and that the steel tubing and refrigeration units are intact.
Do not attempt to work on the gas system yourself as it is actually illegal without the proper certifications. The dangers associated are with natural gas are very high for someone who is not skilled and trained in this specialty.
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