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Natural Gas Conservation

Saving Energy and the Environment Makes Sense

Because every Mcf makes a difference

Natural Gas for Heating

Gaining in popularity every year, natural gas brings your family together when the temperatures fall and electric pumps struggle. Natural gas provides a steady flow of warm air and ensures a safe and reliable source of energy for your home.

Natural Gas for Cooking

Natural gas offers consistent heat with excellent temperature control for cooking and baking. Today’s appliances such as gas ranges, ovens, cooktops and grills are easy cleaned and reliable for even the most amateur chefs.

Natural Gas in General

Natural gas is the cleanest and most efficient fossil fuel. And increased usage can help address several environmental concerns simultaneously, including smog, acid rain and greenhouse gas emissions.

Year after year, the gas industry builds on its record of operating one of the safest, most reliable pipeline delivery systems in the world. And as the country uses more renewable energy, like solar power, natural gas is seen as the ideal fuel to help facilitate the transition in an economical manner.

Natural Gas is:

  • Environmentally clean – A natural gas home creates half as much carbon emissions as an all-electric home does.
  • Safe – Natural gas appliances have great safety records, and state-of-the-art equipment has advanced capabilities like auto shut off.
  • Reliable - Reliability is a hallmark of the natural gas industry, and because the natural gas system is underground, outages are rare.
  • Domestically produced – There’s currently enough natural gas in the U.S. to power our nation for more than 100 years.


There are several things you can do around your home to lower your gas bill. Below are some tips for reducing the amount of energy used by your gas furnace and water heater:

Open drapes and shades during the day to let in the sun. Close at night to keep out the cold.

Avoid changing the thermostat setting frequently.

Hot air and return ducts in the attic or crawl space should be covered with at least two inches of insulation and should be as airtight as possible.

To reduce heat loss up the chimney, install glass doors on fireplace and close dampers when the fireplace is not in use.

Make sure your wood-burning fireplace is properly vented. Wood-burning fireplaces require a great deal of oxygen. If you do not have an outside air intake vent, your fireplace will draw air from inside your house, including the air you have paid to heat.

Set your water heater thermostat dial at mid-range. Extremely hot water can lead to scalding accidents and also higher energy costs.

Repair any leaky faucets.

Make sure your hot water pipes are insulated where they pass through unheated areas.