Natural Gas is Efficient

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  • Natural gas is efficient. About 92 percent of the gas produced is delivered to customers as usable energy. Greater efficiency means fewer greenhouse gas emissions. 
    Source: American Gas Association

  • Gas use efficiency and appliance technology have improved tremendously over the past four decades, resulting in natural gas furnaces and boilers that can achieve 97 percent efficiency.
    Source: American Gas Association

  • Slightly more than half of the homes in the United States use natural gas as their main heating fuel. 
    Source: American Gas Association

  • Natural gas is used to manufacture items such as paper, fertilizer, brick, photo film, even medicine.
    Source: American Gas Association

  • The average American home consumes 40 percent less natural gas than it did 40 years ago.
    Source: American Gas Association

  • By funding natural gas efficiency programs, natural gas utilities helped customers save 175 trillion Btu of energy and offset 9.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions in 2014.
    Source: American Gas Association

  • Natural gas appliances provide energy efficiency benefits to help the environment. Households with natural gas vs. all-electric appliances produce 37 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
    Source: American Gas Association

  • Nearly 68 million American homes use natural gas, and 57 million are heated with natural gas. Natural gas utilities provide this efficient energy source that helps customers reduce their total energy consumption, particularly in residential and commercial (R&C) end-use applications.
    Source: American Gas Association

  • The average American home consumes 40 percent less natural gas than it did 40 years ago. Since 1970, the decrease in natural gas use per residential and commercial customer has averaged one percentage point per year.
    Source: American Gas Association

  • Efficient and reliable. Natural gas systems are more efficient than electric ones. Tankless gas water heaters have up to a 97% energy efficiency rating. Gas furnaces? They cost less to operate than heat pumps. So even when energy demands rise in your home, you’re still using less natural gas to get the job done reliably and safely.
    Source: Your Energy America

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