10 reasons to consider natural gas

If you've been thinking about converting your home to natural gas, here are just a few reasons why you should make the switch:

1. It's versatile

Natural gas can do more than heat your home! It can be used indoors for water heating, clothes drying, and cooking. It can also be used outdoors for barbecuing, lighting, and heating your swimming pool or hot tub. 

2. It can save you money

Natural gas can save you money, it is the most affordable energy source in Canada. 
By upgrading to a high-efficiency natural gas fireplace you can reduce your homes heating costs by as much as 15% to 30%. 

3. It's safe

Natural gas is one of the safest and most dependable sources of energy available today. Trace amounts of a chemical called mercaptan have been added to give the gas a rotten egg odour and help you detect a leak. As an additional safety measure, a Methane Gas Alarm can be purchased. 

4. It's convenient

Natural gas fireplaces eliminate the hassles chopping wood and arranging for oil deliveries. It's always there when you need it! 

5. It's in demand

More and more people are looking to buy a home with natural gas. Adding a natural gas fireplace and piping for gas appliances to your home will increase its value. 

6. It's cleaner

Natural gas is the best energy alternative for today by all measures. It burns cleaner than fuel oil, leaving none of the odours or soot associated with oil in your heating system. Emissions produced by natural gas combustion are far less harmful than those produced by oil, coal and wood. And heating with natural gas means no fuel oil tank that can leak oil into the ground, polluting land and groundwater. 

7. It's low maintenance

Cleaner gas heating equipment means less maintenance and repairs over the years. 

8. It's reliable

Utilities Kingston pipes natural gas directly into your home. You'll never have to worry about running out of gas. 

9. There's lots of it

There is a secure supply of natural gas right here in Canada. 

10. Did we mention versatile?

Once you decide to connect your home to natural gas, planning ahead can save time, money and headaches down the road. Since gas piping runs inside your walls, out of sight, pre-piping at the building or renovation stages is inexpensive and simple-and it will save you the hassle and expense of opening up walls to install a new gas appliance down the road. Natural gas quick-connect outlet boxes can be installed so that new appliances can be easily connected.