Smart consumers are choosing natural gas. Here's why:
Natural Gas = Higher Quality Heat
Natural Gas is a domestic energy source that produces dependable, quality heat. With natural gas you can expect immediate, toasty warm heat from your registers, water that arrives hot and replenishes fast, and food cooked to perfection with instant and precise flame control.
Better Comfort And Better Overall Efficiency At A Lower Cost
You spend money on heating not just to survive, but to be comfortable. Electric heat may promise some up-front, short-term opportunities to save money, but are you really happy if you are uncomfortable? Natural gas can provide you with instant comfort, plus exceptional efficiency and long term savings. A high-efficiency natural gas furnace can keep you and your family comfortable for far less than a comparable electric furnace.
A Versatile, Naturally Occurring Energy Source Delivered To Your Door
Take a good hard look at highly efficient gas furnaces, ranges, water heaters, fireplaces, and clothes dryers. All use less energy and work faster than their electric counterparts. And you keep saving all summer long with natural gas grills, pool/spa heaters, etc. Rebate/incentive programs may be available to help homeowners and home builders offset the cost of natural gas appliances and installation costs.
Reliable And Safe
Most of us have experienced a long-lasting power outage due to an ice storm or thunderstorm. What Ohio Valley Gas customers know is that most natural gas cook tops, ranges, water heaters, and fireplaces will continue to work in a power outage, letting you cook, bathe, and warm your home without interruption. When the power goes out, the gas stays on. And it does so safely and conveniently.
Made In The USA!
Americans who use natural gas aren't subject to the whims of a foreign oil cartel. Eight-five percent of the natural gas we use is produced right here in the USA .
Natural Gas Is The "Greener Fuel"
Natural Gas is, in fact, the most environmentally friendly of the various fossil fuels we use to heat and cool our homes and businesses. Installing high- efficiency, energy conserving natural gas equipment is a win-win proposition. With natural gas appliances (furnaces, water heaters, clothes dryers, cook stoves, fireplaces, pool/spa heaters, and grills), the homeowner is assured of dependable home comfort and convenience, while decreasing their home's carbon footprint for the future.
On average, 90% of the energy produced as natural gas is delivered directly to the end-use consumer. In contrast, only 30-35% of the energy provided by fuels used for the generation of electricity is delivered to consumers.1 Therefore, it takes much more fossil fuel (whatever type) to generate electricity, which produces more carbon dioxide, for the same amount of energy. Simply stated, much less carbon dioxide is released into the environment with the use of natural gas appliances versus electric appliances.
Additionally, the direct use of natural gas holds additional environmental advantages in the reduced production of other air pollutants (oxides of nitrogen, sulfur dioxide, particulates, etc.) as well as reduced solid waste and waste water production, and reduced land use disruption.
Finally, Our Employees Are Your Neighbors - When Neighbors Call Us, We Answer The Phone
Ohio Valley Gas is a relatively small local service provider. Our staff and employees live in your community, so we aren't affected by and sympathetic to community issues. Our offices are located near you, and a phone call to us will reach a live person instead of a long recorded menu of choices. All of this means you will get a fast, caring response to any worries that may arise with your service or your bill.
+ 1 Based on data from the U.S. Energy Administration