Benefits of a Natural Gas Home

Benefits of a Natural Gas Home

Posted 05/15/2018

Natural gas is favored by many Maracay homeowners for its convenience and efficiency and it remains a popular choice for homeowners who not only want to save money, but prefer it over non-gas energy sources. Maracay Homes’ newest community, Marathon Ranch in Gilbert, is a natural gas community that includes a gas tankless water heater in all of its homes. Whether it’s heating your home, cooking your food or drying your clothes, natural gas is a comfortable and efficient way to power your home appliances. Read more about the benefits of using natural gas:

Convenience
Natural gas is the fuel source that provides quality, comfort and convenience to 177 million Americans, according to the National Gas Association. Natural gas can also heat water, dry clothes, help with cooking and warm a cozy fireplace. Natural gas is versatile and adds an immediate lasting value. Many of those who use natural gas can save an average of $874 on energy bills annually, compared to homeowners who use electricity, according to the National Gas Association. Natural gas also delivers heat faster than traditional electricity. You will be able to get warm water for showers faster and have it last longer.

Affordability
Natural gas is more affordable than many other major home energy sources. Natural gas can cost drastically less than electricity to heat your home and the water you use. It can also be half as expensive as coal or oil. By heating your home with natural gas instead of non-gas sources, you could potentially save more than $5,700 on average over a 15 year time period. The supply of U.S. natural gas continues to grow, which also leads to a stable and affordable cost for consumers. In addition to monetary savings, appliances that use natural gas often have much lower operating costs than non-gas appliances, so consumers may have additional savings.

Versatility with other Appliances
One of the many benefits of using natural gas is the ability to use various appliances with it. Clean burning natural gas heating equipment means less maintenance and repairs over the years. Many appliances that operate on natural gas, like the tankless water heaters used in Maracay homes, are more cost efficient and effective.  The main advantage of using appliances like a tankless water heater is that it is more compact than traditional water heaters. Plus, you can save energy and eliminate the additional cost of keeping 40 to 50 gallons of water hot in a storage tank. These appliances also offer a continuous supply of hot water, which is ideal for enjoying immediately-hot showers or for filling things like a hot tub.

Want to learn more about Marathon Ranch or living in a natural gas community? Contact our New Home Specialist, Pam Meyer at NewHomes@MaracayHomes.com or click here.