Most people are familiar with natural gas and may have even used it in their homes or businesses. However, few truly understand what natural gas is and the role it can play in protecting our environment.
Natural gas is an odorless, combustible mixture of simple hydrocarbon compounds, usually found deep in underground reservoirs. In its natural state, it is the cleanest-burning fossil fuel and accounts for about 38% of the energy use in the United States.
At Lake Apopka Natural Gas District (LANGD), we are committed to educating our customers and communities about the eco-friendly benefits of natural gas. According to Natural Gas Intelligence, natural gas releases 45% less carbon dioxide than coal and 30% less than oil and plays an important role in reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
With Earth Day quickly approaching (April 22), it’s essential that home and business owners know natural gas comes with fewer impurities and less pollution compared to other fuel alternatives and can help home and business owners reduce their carbon footprint.
In addition to its eco-friendly characteristics, natural gas also comes with many other benefits, like cost savings and reliability. Consumers of natural gas save an average of $800 on energy bills annually, as compared to those who solely use electricity. And, in Florida, more than 75% of the state’s electricity is being generated with natural gas. And during times when power is out, customers with natural gas services retain the simple luxuries of hot water, can continue preparing foods and enjoy a heated home 24 hours a day.
In addition to Earth Day in April, LANGD will also join thousands of public natural gas utilities across the country to celebrate National Safe Digging Month – a time to educate and remind people to call 811 (or submit a ticket at Sunshine811.com) prior to starting any digging or excavation project. Calling 811 ensures that the locations of underground utilities will be marked off, so no one unintentionally disrupts an underground utility line.
With natural gas by your side, customers can enjoy the luxuries of an abundant and cost-friendly energy source, all while making a positive impact on the Earth! And, at LANGD, we take pride in making sure this abundant resource is readily available to our more than 26,000 customers.
Ready to reduce your carbon footprint and make the switch to natural gas? For more information on natural gas service for your home, business or vehicle, please contact the District marketing team at (407) 656-2734 x307, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.langd.org. Be sure to like, follow, and re-share LANGD’s content on Facebook at @LANGDFL.
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