Efficient Natural Gas

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

Tankless natural gas water heater:  energy cost $171 annually

Full-Fuel-Cycle Energy Consumption*:
8.6 MMBtu annually

CO2 Emissions*:
1.1 tons annually

Natural Gas

Natural gas water heater: energy cost $244 annually

Full-Fuel-Cycle Energy Consumption*:
26.64 MMBtu annually

CO2 Emissions*:
1.5 tons annually

Electric Resistance

Electric Resistance water heater: energy cost $590 annually

Full-Fuel-Cycle Energy Consumption*:
49.8 MMBtu annually

CO2 Emissions*:
3.3 tons annually

* on average

Commitment to Efficiency

Natural gas utilities have increased spending on efficiency programs by almost five times, over the last ten years. In 2014, utilities invested $1.27 billion dollars — helping customers save 175 trillion Btus of energy and offset 9.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.