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From stovetops to central heating systems- what do you know about your home’s natural gas?

Natural gas is one of the most important sources of fuel, and can be seen in our homes on a gas range stovetop, and can generate heat up to 2000°F (1093°C) making it a powerful domestic cooking and heating fuel. In the United States it is supplied to homes via pipes where it is used for many purposes, including natural gas-powered ranges and ovens, natural gas-heated dryers, heating/cooling and central heating. Home or other building heating purposes may include boilers, furnaces, and water heaters.  Natural gas is also supplied by independent natural gas suppliers through Natural Gas Choice programs throughout the United States.

Natural gas is one of the most affordable forms of energy available to a consumer. The Department of Energy estimated in 2011, natural gas was the lowest cost conventional energy source available for residential use. This is the reason why people prefer having some appliances in their home that consume natural gas rather than their electric counterparts.

Natural gas offers residential consumers a great value through its varied uses. The best known use for natural gas around the home is natural gas based heating and cooking. Cooking with a natural gas range or oven can provide many benefits, including easy temperature control and easy cleaning, as well as being approximately one-half the cost of cooking with an electric range. Many of the top chefs prefer natural gas ranges for their quick heating ability and temperature control. Newer generations of natural gas ranges allow for some of the most efficient, economical and responsive cooking appliances in existence.

Natural gas is one of the most popular fuels for residential heating. According to the American Gas Association, 62 million homes in the U.S are heated using natural gas. Being a cheap source of fuel, natural gas is also one of the primary reasons the electricity bill is reduced during winters as heating is usually provided through natural gas and is cheaper than electricity.

After the deregulation of energy in the United States, people now have the power to choose their own natural gas provider giving them the freedom to buy their natural gas from the cheapest and best natural gas provider in their region. If you are looking for natural gas for your home, try Glacial Energy and you will get low natural gas rates.

Source: http://www.naturalgas.org/overview/uses_residential.asp

About Glacial Energy- Glacial Energy is one of the fastest growing national retail energy suppliers selling electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional customers in deregulated markets across the country. Glacial Energy has the resources and market knowledge to provide customized quotes for your business or cost-saving opportunities for your home. Learn more about Glacial Energy by visiting: www.GlacialEnergy.com

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