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Natural Gas Heating Systems

Consumers strongly prefer natural gas heat because it is comfortable, convenient, reliable and efficient. Today's heating systems offer incredible choices to contractors, builders and homeowners, from top-of-the-line furnaces that achieve efficiency levels of more than 90 percent, to moderately priced units that meet or slightly exceed the minimum efficiency standard of 78 percent, so that customers don't have to pay for more efficiency than they need.

Fact Sheet
 

Basking In The Comfort Of Natural Gas Hearth Products

Homebuyers consistently rate fireplaces as a must have in consumer preference surveys. However, many homeowners do not often use wood-burning fireplaces, because it can be time-consuming and messy to collect wood, build a fire, tend it, cool it down and clean up the ashes.

It is no surprise that gas hearth product shipments zoomed up 600 percent between 1992-2000, while sales of traditional cordwood appliances rose only 11 percent during the same time period, according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association.

 

Cooking With Natural Gas: Precise Control In A Stylish Package

Builders know that a kitchen can sell a house. But smart builders know that natural gas appliances can sell the kitchen. Just as most professional chefs insist on cooking with natural gas, everyday cooks recognize that natural gas offers even heat, excellent temperature control and instant on/off settings for cooking and baking.

Today's natural gas ranges, ovens, cooktops and grills feature high efficiency, easy cleaning and the reliability that natural gas equipment is known for.

 

Natural Gas Water Heaters

Water heaters are the second biggest energy users in a typical home, next to the heating and cooling system. Natural gas water heaters cost less to operate than electric water heaters, on average, and can heat water twice as fast. In fact, consumers can enjoy two bathtubs full of water with natural gas for the same cost of a single tub full of water heated with electricity, on average.

Types of Natural Gas Water Heaters

 

Reports and Studies

Discover energy analyses that explore economic, environmental and supply issues.

 

Consumer Information

Information and tips for natural gas consumers looking for information about natural gas and how it is used in the United States.

 

Consumers, Demand and Prices

Natural gas makes up 25 percent of the energy consumed in the United States (24.64 trillion cubic feet or Tcf in 2010). Thirty-one percent of gas consumed in the U.S. is used for electric power generation, 29 percent in industrial operations, 21 percent in American homes, and 13 percent in commercial settings. The remainder is used in oil and gas production operations, as a pipeline transportation fuel and in road vehicles.

Event
 

AGA/EEI Customer Service Conference Presentations - April 21-24, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
General Session I
Perspectives on the Utility of the Future Panel Discussion
Matt Rogers, McKinsey and Company

 

Natural Gas Price Transparency

FERC is approaching transparency more broadly than it did price reporting, as was the case through 2006, and making efforts to enhance transparency in various proceedings or initiatives recently set in motion by the Commission. The policy driver is a desire to increase confidence in the functioning of natural gas commodity markets.

Fact Sheet
 

Customer Service Benchmarking - DataSource

DataSource is the utility industry's premier tool for benchmarking customer service programs.

Report
 

Promise Delivered: Planning, Preparation and Performance During the 2013-14 Winter Heating Season (Sep 2014)

Promise Delivered: Planning, Preparation and Performance During the 2013-14 Winter Heating Season

The United States faced sustained cold and record-setting natural gas consumption during the winter of 2013-2014. Natural gas reliability was tested and throughout the country local utility customers continued to receive dependable service at affordable prices.

 

Energy Efficiency - Tips for Consumers

Hear Chris McGill's tips to make your home more efficient and the globe greener

Fact Sheet
 

Using Energy Wisely

Natural gas prices are up. Here are some tips to keep your natural gas bills down.





 

Natural gas is America s most popular heating fuel.And thanks to efficiency gains, the average American home uses 29% less natural gas than it did in 1980.

 

Keep The Cold Out

 

International Builders' Show

In 2015, the International Builders' Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) will again co-locate at the Las Vegas Convention Center to create Design and Construction Week. The two events will remain separate and distinct shows held simultaneously, January 20 – 22, 2015.

Report
 

Natural Gas Efficiency Programs Report - 2009

Based on responses to a 2010 survey by the American Gas Association (AGA) and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), this report looks retrospectively at 2009 ratepayer-funded natural gas efficiency programs and describes program characteristics, expenditures, savings impacts, and planning and evaluation. Also presented are 2010 program year budgets. The report also reviews state regulatory requirements for natural efficiency programs and cost recovery treatment.

This study provides tangible evidence that the natural gas efficiency program market is growing rapidly:

Report
 

Utility Customer Arrearage and Disconnect Survey - Fall 2010

Based on a survey of AGA members, more customers were able to stay current on their bills and fewer customers had to be disconnected from utility service in 2010  than compared to the prior year. Nationally, the sample shows that:

Fact Sheet
 

Energy Efficiency and Natural Gas Utilities

Through energy efficiency programs, natural gas utilities are helping their customers save money and reduce their carbon footprint, while maintaining the comfort and productivity of their homes and businesses.

Survey
 

Residential Natural Gas Market Survey, 2011 Data (December 2012)

This report provides a unique and comprehensive view of the residential natural gas market, including market shares by city, region and the United States overall, a state comparison of energy prices, and a look at LIHEAP and other bill paying assistance programs.

Report
 

The Positive Natural Gas Supply Situation Benefits Consumers - A Look at January 2011 (Energy Analysis 03/08/2011)

AGA analysis of January 2011 bills of northern residential natural gas consumers reflected a cost savings of $100 on average relative to similar bills from the supply-constrained January of 2006.

 

News Release
 

AGA Statement regarding the crucial role of clean, domestic and efficient natural gas in our energy future

Washington, D.C. - Dave McCurdy, president and CEO of the American Gas Association, (AGA) today released the following statement regarding a study on shale development led by Professor Robert Howarth of Cornell University:

Report
 

Energy Bill Payment Assistance to Low-Income Households Increases, Need for Help Persists (Oct 2010)

Energy bill payment assistance to low-income households increased significantly over the past two years. Federal government assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) reached record levels -- $5.1 billion was allocated for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 and FY2010, compared to $2.6 billion in FY2008. Also, utility rate assistance programs provided $2.4 billion in rate assistance to these customers in 2009, an increase of 7.5 percent compared to 2007. Last winter, heating bills fell to the lowest levels in two years.

Fact Sheet
 

Natural Gas in Smart Energy Future

 

Natural gas is a foundation fuel for a smart, clean, safe and reliable energy system. It serves as an efficient source of comfort in homes and productivity for businesses. Natural gas has also become a vital fuel source for electric generation serving peak demand and also balancing the integration of renewable energy.

News Release
 

AGA Commends DOE’s Full-Fuel-Cycle Adoption

Washington, D.C. - The American Gas Association (AGA) commends the U.S.

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