Monday 20 August 2018

New house? Here’s why you should choose natural gas

Moving into a new house is an exciting time. Often it marks the beginning of a new chapter of your life and is filled with decision making.

After you’ve chosen that perfect kitchen tile, debated the merits of a 3-seater couch versus a L-shaped sofa and settled on the perfect shade of paint for the bedroom, you’ll need to make some choices about your utilities. 

Moving into a new home is the ideal time to weigh up  the pros and cons of different energy sources. There are many things to consider including price, efficiency, your carbon footprint and your home’s energy rating. All of these will be affected by the energy you use to fuel your home. There are huge savings to be made by choosing natural gas and switching from another energy source. Homeowners can save 17% when switching from oil, 38% when switching from LPG Bulk, 63% when switching from LPG Tanks and 67% when switching from electricity*.

Not only is natural gas better for your pocket, it’s better for the environment. Natural gas produces less carbon dioxide than other fuels. In fact, switching to natural gas could lower your carbon emissions by a huge 55%**.

Don’t fancy waiting for a chilly house to warm up? With natural gas, your central heating will heat significantly faster compared to electricity. Natural gas does more than just make your radiators nice and toasty; it can also be used to power compatible appliances like tumble dryers, outdoor lighting and cookers.

Gas cookers and hobs allow you to control heat in an instant, plus you’ll have hot water on tap and you can cosy up in front of a real flame fire. With a constant supply piped directly into your home there’ll be no more ordering or deliveries, while bulky fuel tanks will be a thing of the past.

New homes can benefit even further from choosing natural gas, by combining it with renewable energy sources like solar PV panels. There’s no doubt that renewable energy is the way of the future, and natural gas is ready to run in tandem with up-and-coming sources. Renewable gas sources are currently in development in Ireland and, when complete, will be complemented by natural gas to create a self-sustainable energy source that is clean and green. This will have the potential to supply up to 20% of Ireland’s gas needs by 2030.

If you’re moving into a new home, then join 688,000 others and make natural gas your first choice. Click here to learn more about the benefits of natural gas for your new home from the team at Gas Networks Ireland.

*SEAI October 2017

** SEAI 2017

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