Benefits of Natural Gas
Natural gas is a mixture of various hydrocarbon gases, principally methane as well as varying amounts of propane, butane and ethane among other gases. It is used in the production of organic compounds where it works as a fuel. It is also a favorite with homeowners, especially when it comes to heating the house and also cooking.
1. Highly convenient
With natural gas, you are never going to lack fuel. It is usually connected through underground pipelines, meaning that there will not be any disruptions of supply as a result of power outages or storms. Natural gas does not leave a mess unlike other sources of heat that leave odors and ashes. There is also the convenience that natural gas provides your home ranging from precision cooking to instant heat.
2. Reliable and consistent supply
The greatest benefit of natural gas is that it is easily accessed from an underground pipeline. This means that it will always be there and you do not require worrying about lacking fuel or organizing for deliveries. Additionally, most natural gas appliances also operate during power outage and thus you can still have hot water, eat well and stay warm.
3. Very efficient
If you consider the whole cycle of generating, processing, moving and making use of the energy, natural gas is transported to users with an energy efficiency of 90%. Furthermore, gas equipment and appliances are highly efficient. Gas appliances do not require frequent repairs and maintenance, meaning that there are no additional costs.
Not only can natural gas heat your home, but it can also be used for cooking, mood-setting fireplaces, clothes drying and water heating. In the outdoors, natural gas is used for gas lighting as well as barbecuing among others.
As a result of the make-up of natural gas, it is easily explosive and combustible if handled improperly.