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Use gas in your home to cut your monthly power bills!
We all know that gas is smart, clean and efficient.
But did you know that gas is also cheaper and more aesthetically pleasing than most other forms of power? And – despite what you might think - it’s also a lower carbon option.
Let's look at the facts; they can be found in the recently released report Consumer Energy Options: An Evaluation of the Different Fuels and Technologies for providing Water, Space and Process Heat.
Gas is cost-effective
Using gas can actually help you cut your power bills!
The Consumer Energy Options report says continuous flow gas water heating is the most cost-effective option for your home, even if you don’t have gas yet and it has to be connected.
If you are building a new house gas water heating is the most cost-effective option, beating both hot water heat pumps and solar water heating. And if you already have gas, or get it put into a brand new home, you will find heating your home with gas is actually cheaper than using a heat pump. So using gas really can help you lower those monthly power bills.
Aesthetic and family friendly
But it's not just about the money; gas has many other advantages that you cannot put a price on!
Gas hot water never runs out! It is the only continuous hot water supply system. Can you imagine never having to worry about cold showers again?
There is a reduced risk of scalding because of incorrectly set or faulty thermostats associated with all other water heating systems.
Continuous gas water cylinders are kept outside the house; you no longer have important storage space inside your home filled with big hot water cylinders.
Did you know that gas heating can warm up a cold house quicker than most other forms of heating? And while they're at it, gas heaters are usually much quieter than heat pumps. So that's another plus.
Real flame gas fires give you that warm, cosy feeling of a log burner without all the hard work. And you can control the temperature better than with a log burner.
Nor do you need to attach a big outside unit to the side of your house like you do when you install a heat pump.
Lifetime cost of hot water for
medium-sized Wellington household
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But what about the environment?
Gas is low carbon!
The new Consumer Energy Options report shows that the carbon footprint of gas space and water heating is much less than standard electric heaters. And gas heating has a similar carbon footprint to heat pumps.
While gas doesn't seem as trendy as solar power, or as heavily promoted as heat pumps, it does in fact supply families with low carbon energy for the best possible cost.
Is there enough gas?
Don't worry. The report says Kiwis can have confidence in the future gas supply as New Zealand has a buoyant gas supply outlook that is stronger than ever.