Advantages of Natural Gas
Why is natural gas the right choice?
Natural Gas is a great choice for your home needs. From home heating to cooking, from gas fire logs to grilling, natural gas is the right choice. There are five main advantages you should know about natural gas.
Natural Gas is: Clean | Abundant | Reliable | Efficient | Domestic
Natural Gas is Clean
Natural gas is the cleanest of the fossil fuels, providing an alternative energy source that respects the environment. Due to its simple molecular structure, burning natural gas emits less sulfur, nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide and particulates than petroleum or coal. Natural gas produces no solid waste - and because it is gaseous and lighter than air, there is no risk of spillage. Simply put, natural gas is an environmentally friendly energy source.
Natural Gas is Domestic & Abundant
Natural gas is a very important and growing part of our energy system. Over 97% of the natural gas currently used in the United States is produced right here on North American soil. This relieves us of dependence on foreign sources as well as market susceptibility to political instability. Natural gas is distributed throughout the United States in extensive pipeline systems that extend from the wellhead to the end user.
Natural Gas is Reliable
In Florida, natural gas is delivered through four major pipelines, ensuring that our supply is uninterrupted during an emergency. Many gas appliances continue to function even in power outages, allowing you to continue to cook and heat water during emergencies or natural disasters.
Natural Gas is Efficient
Energy costs are a significant portion of the average family's budget, and direct use of natural gas in your home can help reduce those costs. Because most of Tallahassee's electric power is generated by burning natural gas, you can improve on your home's energy efficiency by using natural gas directly in your home from the distribution line - eliminating the "middle-man," so to speak.