February 7th, 2019

Benefits of Natural Gas

You might not think there’s much of a difference between natural gas, propane and electricity. They all heat your home, dry your clothes and fuel your stove, and that’s all that matters, right? But you might be surprised by the differences and how many benefits there are to using natural gas over other options.

And that’s why Headwaters chose to offer its residents natural gas, as opposed to other communities in the area that are powered by propane. Take a look at our top four benefits below, and see for yourself why natural gas is the smarter choice.

  1. Price

Utility bills are no joke, and keeping your bill even a few dollars lower each month can make a big difference. While prices fluctuate, on average natural gas is historically less expensive than both propane and electricity. And when it comes to heating your home in the winter or roasting that Thanksgiving turkey for hours, you don’t want to think about how many dollars you’re burning.

  1. Clean Energy

While both propane and natural gas are odorless, colorless and non-toxic, natural gas is known as a clean energy alternative, because it’s clean-burning and produces fewer harmful emissions than other fossil fuels. And compared to an all-electric home, homes that have natural gas appliances produce lower greenhouse gas emissions.

  1. Convenience

Shower suddenly cold? Stove not turning on? When you forget to schedule a propane delivery and your tank runs out, or when the power goes out in a storm, you can be left in the cold. Natural gas, however, is fed directly to your home and is not affected by most power outages, so you don’t have to worry about it running out when you need it most.

  1. Easier Access

While electric appliances are the easiest to find, they not always the most energy-efficient. And in the Austin area, natural gas is more widely used than propane, which means it’s easier to find energy-efficient, natural gas appliances for your home.

Headwaters was designed from the ground up to be an innovative, modern community for today’s homebuyers. To learn more about everything Headwaters has to offer, schedule a tour or join our Interest List.