New Natural Gas Technologies Promote Efficiency & Savings
As we look closer at the future of American energy,
it is no surprise that a wide array of benefits make
natural gas a great choice. While increasing the
comfort and efficiency of homes and businesses,
natural gas continues to play a lead role in saving money,
energy and the environment. Consumers often depend on
natural gas energy to heat water, cook food, and warm homes
in a way that is comfortable, convenient and reliable.
Most notably, technological advances in the last several years
have brought greater efficiency in production, delivery and
use of natural gas. Consumers today use nearly 40 percent
less natural gas because of increased efficiency. 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. For instance, gas tankless water
heaters are increasingly popular because they offer an endless
supply of hot water while significantly reducing energy costs.
Natural gas dryer manufacturers are also incorporating high
end sensor technology to measure moisture build-up inside
the dryer. Once the clothes have dried, the moisture sensor
automatically shuts off the dryer, thereby saving energy and
reducing wear and tear on clothing.
Gas stoves have long been the first choice for professional
chefs and avid home cooks because they offer so many
advantages, including usage during power outages. In fact,
using a gas stove reduces energy costs by more than half.
Like many local utility companies, Clearwater Gas
System offers residential and commercial incentives when
purchasing specific energy-efficient gas appliances, including
water heaters, pool/spa heaters, boilers and gas ranges.
At current rates, natural gas is approximately 62 percent
cheaper to operate.
Clearwater Gas System is the fourth largest municipal
gas system in Florida and ranks 34th out of nearly 1,000
public gas systems in the United States. Clearwater Gas
System’s service territory includes 20 municipalities
and unincorporated areas within northern and central
Pinellas County, western and central Pasco County, and
northwestern Hillsborough County. Visit clearwatergas.com
to learn more.