Natural gas usage per household has decreased even as overall demand for energy has risen. This trend is due in part to the installation of tighter-fitting windows and doors, better insulation, utility-sponsored energy efficiency programs, and the development of increasingly more efficient natural gas appliances.

Extraordinarily Efficient Natural Gas

By comparing something as simple as water heaters, you can see the natural gas difference: using natural gas saves you money, and benefits our environment.

Tankless Natural Gas

Full-Fuel Cycle Energy Consumption*: 8.6 MMBtu annually

CO2 Emissions*: 1.1 tons annually

Natural Gas

Full-Fuel Cycle Energy Consumption*: 26.64 MMBtu annually

CO2 Emissions*: 1.5 tons annually

Electric Resistance

Full-Fuel Cycle Energy Consumption*: 49.8 MMBtu annually

CO2 Emissions*: 3.3 tons annually

Commitment to Efficiency

As outlined in AGA’s 2020 Natural Gas Efficiency Programs Report, gas utilities spent a total of $1.57 billion on energy efficiency related expenditures in 2020 and budgeted $1.6 billion for the 2021 program year. Spending on energy efficiency programs by natural gas utilities has increased by 391 percent since 2007. Forty-two percent of expenditures went towards single-family residential programs, while 22 percent went towards low-income programs

With these significant investments, natural gas utilities have saved 1.7 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

Learn more about what gas utilities are doing to invest in new strategies to extend energy efficiency options to customers and their communities and accelerate progress toward realizing a clean energy future.

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