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Choices

As a home owner in Georgia you have the choice of natural gas or electric appliances. While not all homes are equipped with natural gas hookups, they often can be added to gas service. With both in supply the choice is one of preference. Both gas and electric are safe and efficient products, but they each come with their own risks.

Natural Gas

While natural gas is generally cheaper, gas appliances in poor condition may produce harmful amounts of carbon monoxide, and leaking natural gas can build to a dangerous level and cause an explosion.

Electricity

Electricity is the cleanest use of energy in the home, but again, appliances in poor condition can short circuit and cause a fire.

Energy Ratings

Energy ratings are shown on the bright yellow label on new appliances. These labels show you two things about the energy requirements for that appliance, when compared to other similar units.

  • The approximate cost to operate that appliance for a year.
  • The relative efficiency defined by a number. The higher the number the greater the efficiency.
  • Your actual cost to operate will depend upon your usage.

    Natural gas appliances with electronic ignition will operate more cheaply than units with an "always on" pilot light. Keeping your appliances in good working order through regular service ensures the lowest cost.

    Deciding between an electric vs. gas stove or a gas versus electric dryer is an important household decision. Can add up to significant savings, which makes natural gas comparison in Georgia an important consideration.

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    Updated: 12-13-2018
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