Enhance Your Home with the Natural Gas Advantage
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You face many important decisions when you decide to
build or remodel a home. Your home should be a place
where you can relax and feel comfortable.
A home with
natural gas appliances can provide greater convenience,
more value for your energy dollar, and years of
dependable service. Whether using gas for space heating,
water heating, cooking, clothes drying or adding
amenities such as fireplaces, gaslights, barbecues or
pool or spa heaters - gas beats electricity on
performance, cost - efficiency and its effect on the
Take a closer look at the many advantages
of natural gas. We think you'll find a lot of comfort in
Will your enhancement be indoors or outdoors?
- Home Heating: Why is
natural gas the homeowner's undisputed choice in space
- Water Heating: Are you
tired of running out of hot water while showering, cleaning
- Ranges and Ovens: Why
do the finest chefs prefer cooking with gas?
- Clothes Dryers: Can gas
dryers outperform electric dryers?
- Fireplaces: Are natural gas
fireplaces a better alternative to wood-burning fireplaces?
- Gaslights: What are the
benefits of using gaslights over conventional electric
- Barbecues: Can you enjoy the
same smoky flavor without the hassle and mess of charcoal or
- Pool, Spa and
Patio Heaters: How can I enjoy my swimming pool and spa
during the winter
Energy Guide: Which appliance is right for you?
Before adding additional appliances:
Before installing additional appliances to your home, contact
Mesa's Development and Sustainability Department - Building
Safety at 480-644-4273 (select option 1 for English, select
option 0, select option 2) to ensure your current meter is sized
properly to handle the additional gas demand. Adding
additional gas appliances may cause your total gas demand to be
too high for your current gas meter and may affect the operation
Excess Flow Valve (EFV). If you need a larger meter or
an upgraded EFV, an appointment will be scheduled at no charge
during regular business hours.
Why is natural gas the homeowner's undisputed choice in space
Even in the coldest weather, while electric heat pumps may fail
to adequately deliver heat, you can rely on a natural gas
furnace. A gas furnace delivers air from the vent at about 130
degrees Fahrenheit, which can be as much as 40 degrees warmer
than an electric heat pump. Of all new homes built, over 70% use
natural gas as the main central heating system. Gas furnaces not
only provide comfort by bringing a steady flow of warm air, they
also heat your home faster while using less energy. Also, the
life of a gas furnace is on average two times that of an
electric heat pump. Additional features such as pilot-less
ignition and zone heating make natural gas the right choice for
heating your home. So stay warm and comfortable with
a natural gas furnace. It is the economical way to heat your
Are you tired of running out of hot water while showering,
cleaning or doing laundry?
If you're waiting too long for hot water, or even worse, you're
running out of hot water too soon, a natural gas water heater is
the right choice for you. Whether you're bathing or washing
dishes, you want hot water fast and plenty of it. Gas flames
provide instant heat, which means a gas water heater heats more
water per hour than an electric water heater. Today's gas
water heaters are more efficient than ever, using 35 percent
less gas than older models. That's a significant savings
when you consider that water heating is the second largest
energy user in the home. So enjoy relaxing hot showers
with a natural gas water heater!
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Why do the finest chefs prefer cooking with gas?
Because natural gas ranges give you more control over your
cooking temperature. With a gas flame there's no waiting for the
burner to warm up or cool down. Contrary to an electric range,
the cooking stops as soon as you turn off the burner. Foods can
cook faster and more evenly with natural gas. The pilot-less
ignition of newer models eliminates the need for a standing
pilot light. This means that the flame burns only when the gas
is turned on, cutting your gas usage by about one third.
So cook with the natural gas advantage - you can enjoy great
food in less time.
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Can gas dryers outperform electric dryers?
Yes! Gas dryers can outperform electric dryers by more than a
three to one ratio. How many times have you taken a load of
clothes out of your electric dryer, only to find that some of
your clothes are dry, while others are still wet? With the
natural gas advantage, clothes dry faster and more evenly as a
result of better temperature control from the natural gas flame.
Natural gas clothes dryers can provide significant cost savings
without sacrificing performance or features. New high-efficiency
gas dryers feature pilot-less ignition, automatic shut-off,
sensor controls, de-wrinkling cycles and automatic cooling-down
cycles. These features are all designed to save you money. So
use a gas clothes dryer to help keep your laundry looking better
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Are natural gas fireplaces a better alternative to wood-burning
Yes! Today's gas logs and fireplace inserts are engineered to
provide fuel-efficient, fuss-free flames at the flick of a
switch. You can enjoy a cozy fire instantly, when you want it,
and with a natural gas fireplace, there's no wood to buy, haul,
or store, which means less hassle for you, without the mess.
Plus logs used in natural gas fireplaces don't produce ashes and
sparks which can harm children, pets, or furnishings.
Today's natural gas fireplaces have less impact to air quality -
both inside and out. With Maricopa County continuing to increase
restrictions on wood-burning fireplaces, most people ask "What
do I do with my fireplace now?" The answer is simple...convert it
to natural gas. Natural gas fireplaces are the perfect solution
during poor air quality restricted "no burn" days.
Many gas fireplaces are tested and certified to room heater or
wall furnace standards, which ensure a higher level of
efficiency and Btu output. In fact many are over 80% efficient,
and can heat a sizable portion of your floor plan. Gas
fireplaces also offer the benefits of both radiant and
Natural convection, often aided by blower systems, draws in,
warms and returns room air, which circulates freely around
corners and up stairwells. At the same time, radiant heat
emanates from the fireplace's surfaces and gently warms objects
in its path. Many gas fireplaces feature heat exchangers that
boost heat output considerably. You can get all the warmth and
charm of a glowing fire, even if the electricity goes out!
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What are the benefits of using gaslights over conventional
electric outdoor lighting?
Gaslights operate without electricity, so even during power
outages, their comforting glow endures. They offer security and
add a warm welcome home in entryways and driveways, on patios
and decks, and near pools and garden areas. Unlike electric
lights, gaslights don't attract insects, making them ideal
additions near natural gas barbecues, as well as outdoor dining
and entertainment areas. Today's gaslights are also energy
smart. Some gaslights have automatic daytime dimmers, so the
burner system reacts to outdoor light levels and responds
beautifully from gentle, "barely there" illumination during the
day, to a bright steady glow at night. Why not install some
historic gaslights? They offer the latest high-tech features,
while re-creating the charm of a more elegant era!
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Can you enjoy the same smoky flavor without the hassle and mess
of charcoal or propane?
Yes! There is no propane tank to fill up or charcoal mess!
Natural gas controls are right at your fingertips, which gives
you easy access to clean and abundant energy for cooking
outdoors. Safe, convenient, and reliable - natural gas barbecues
will keep your food hot and your kitchen cool.
Natural gas flames provide an adjustable source of heat that can
be fine-tuned with precision. Available in a variety of sizes
and price ranges, gas grills are easy to use, easy to clean, and
are virtually maintenance free. So what are you waiting for? Get
grilling with gas!
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|Pool, Spa, and
How can I enjoy my swimming pool and spa during the winter
months, without paying higher electric bills?
Enjoy your patio and swimming pool more months out of the year
with economical, convenient, and dependable natural gas patio
and swimming pool heaters. Water temperatures in a spa or pool
stay consistently comfortable when warmed by natural gas.
You can extend your swimming season and enjoy your pool or spa
in the dead of winter. Patio heaters are used in exposed
outdoor areas to help you enjoy your outdoor living space in the
chilly months. They are available in portable, freestanding,
hanging, wall-mounted, or permanently installed upright models.
Natural gas patio heaters can provide warm and comfortable air
for up to a 20-foot circular area. So enjoy outdoor
entertainment year round.
For more information about natural gas appliances, please
call us at 480-644-3683.
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