The Benefits of Using Natural Gas in Your Home

If you’re a homeowner thinking about making the switch to natural gas, you’ve come to the right place. As an authority on natural gas, SCANA Energy can provide all the information you need to help you decide. Here are some major benefits of using natural gas in your home.


Home Value

Perhaps the biggest benefit of natural gas is the increase in your home’s value you'll see after making the switch. Consider switching your kitchen appliances, furnace, water heater, and even outdoor items like a grill or fireplace to natural gas.

Homebuyers and realtors know that natural gas appliances are efficient and dependable. Plus, more than 70% of buyers are looking for a home fueled by natural gas. Reap the benefits of natural gas in your home while you’re there and enjoy the extra value when it’s time to sell.


Convenience & Efficiency

One reason people look for natural gas appliances when purchasing a home is that they know how convenient they are. With a natural gas stovetop there’s no waiting for your burner to heat up. You can set it to the exact level of heat you need at any given moment. No waiting and no more burned food from a burner that couldn’t cool down, it’s a win-win.

Similarly, with gas grills and fireplaces, all you need to do is turn a knob or flip a switch. Say goodbye to trying to light the right amount of charcoal for what you need to cook or struggling to get the fire started in your gas fireplace. When you switch to natural gas, outdoor BBQs and cozy nights in are all a breeze.

Not only is natural gas convenient, it also costs less than most sources of electricity. This means natural gas helps you save on your energy bills. If you want to save even more, check out our tips to make sure your systems run efficiently.



People often ask, “Is natural gas safe in the home?” The short answer is yes, natural gas is a completely safe way to run your home.

 As long as your appliances and systems are properly maintained, natural gas poses no threat to your home and family. To make sure you’re protected, clean and regularly inspect your natural gas appliances. You should also install a carbon monoxide detector in your home.

While rare, natural gas leaks can happen and those pose a threat to your safety. If you (or your carbon monoxide detector) detect a natural gas smell in your house, leave the premises immediately. Once you are in a safe location, call Atlanta Gas Light at 877.427.4321.

Natural gas safety doesn’t just imply to the inside of your home. If you’re starting a new outdoor home project, like a fence or firepit, it’s important to know how deep residential gas lines are buried. Many aren’t aware they can be as little as 12-inches underground. Fortunately, it’s easy to find out whether there are any utility lines you need to worry about on your property. Contact Georgia 811 by calling 81 at least 48 hours (but no more than 10 business days) in advance to have utility lines marked.


Save on Natural Gas with SCANA Energy

Ready to make the switch to natural gas? It’s easy with SCANA Energy. We offer natural gas safety tips, along with quality customer service, so sign up today. It only takes a few minutes to sign up. Call 1.877.467.2262 to schedule a turn on date or start service with SCANA today.

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