Shopping for new natural gas appliances? Check with your natural gas utility company first. Many local gas companies offer rebates for new natural gas appliances. These funds encourage people to install more efficient gas appliances. And that in turn reduces natural gas demand and carbon emissions.
An annual furnace tune up is part of maintaining your natural gas heating system. Maintaining your furnace can save you a great deal of time and money. Because emergency furnace repairs can be costly and inconvenient, especially around the holidays and during the winter.
With winter heating comes the need for winter heating safety. December, January and February are the leading months for home heating fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Here are the areas of your home where you should focus, to keep your family safe.
When it comes to fireplaces, most people immediately think of wood as a heat source. But wood is actually one of the most inefficient ways to heat up a room, a space, or your home. Enter the natural gas fireplace.
Gas fireplaces are an alternative to wood fireplaces, and many people actually prefer them for different reasons.
Heating bills too high? Here’s the best thermostat setting for cold weather if you want to save on your heating bill. Your natural gas furnace is the biggest consumer of gas in your home, more than your other appliances combined. Managing your home temperature can cut costs from your bill.
Water heater maintenance is an important step to keep your natural gas bill under control. Although heaters that run on natural gas use less energy and are more cost-effective than electric water heaters, they aren’t necessarily problem-free. High gas bills could still be a concern if you don’t maintain your water heater properly.
Water heaters account for approximately 17% of your total household energy expenditure, according to Energy.gov. That’s why it’s important to understand how gas water heaters work and how to maintain them.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is also known as “the silent killer.” Colorless and odorless, carbon monoxide causes the most non-drug accidental poisoning deaths in the US, according to the CDC.
Here’s a primer on carbon monoxide and how to detect and avoid CO issues with the natural gas appliances in your home.
CCF, MCF and Therms are all ways of measuring natural gas. Here’s how to understand the difference between them, how to convert to each type of unit, and why it matters when shopping for natural gas.
Figuring out CCF vs. MCF vs. therm may seem like a confusing proposition, but when you know the lingo of any business, it’s easier to figure out how to take advantage of any bargains and tips they may offer.
Moving? Natural gas is just one of the utilities you’ll need to handle when you move. And how you handle that varies by state and utility market. Here’s how to set up new natural gas service when you are moving in Georgia, Ohio or Michigan. (Bonus: we’ll tell you how to set up electricity service in Ohio.)
When it comes to apartment natural gas bills or natural gas in your rental home, there are only a few things you can control. Your landlord has chosen the furnace and other appliances in your building, so replacement for more efficient models is out of the question.
But, you can focus on the two things you can control. First, your choice of natural gas supplier, to get a low rate. And second, your natural gas usage, to keep your bill low. Here’s information on both.