thermal unit (Btu) - The amount of heat required
1) to raise the temperature of 1 pound of water 1 degree Fahrenheit
or 2) to raise the temperature of 1 cubic foot of air 55 degrees
Fahrenheit or 3) to raise the temperature of 55 cubic feet
of air 1 degree Fahrenheit.
Factor - The heat within natural gas. This factor,
which is determined by the supplier, changes daily and is
a measurement of gas quality. This number is printed on the
customer's bill each month.
feet (cf) - A measurement used for volume or
capacity at sea level and 60 degrees.
rating - The percentage of effective or useful
energy output from the total energy input.
- 1 MMBtu is equal to 1,000,000 Btu's or 10 therms.
hour (kwh) - The energy equivalent of 3,412 Btu's
of power used in one hour or one thousand watts of power being
used in one hour.
- A measurement used for a stack of wood, hay or straw.
- The equivalent of 100,000 Btu's or 95 cubic feet of
Gas Space Heating
compares to the flexibility, savings and security you'll enjoy
with natural gas space heaters. The newly designed, portable
space heaters of today give you the warmth of natural gas,
when and where you need it, even if the electricity goes out.
All without the expense of having to heat your entire home.
A variety of styles are available with a wide range of heating
capacities, from 10,000 to 30,000 BTUs in vent-free models
and up to 40,000 BTUs in vented models.
gas space heaters are designed to keep the room tempature
"just right" by producing radiant and convective
heat that's controlled with a thermostat. In addition to giving
radiant heat, some of the newest models create a natural convection
current to circulate warm air into the room while the unit
itself remains cool. Natural gas space heaters are easy to
operate - the pilot ignites with the push of a button.
a styles of natural gas space heater that's perfect for your
Natural Gas Heaters
not have to be vented to the outside
be easily installed, with little expense
available in a number of sizes
require electricity to operate
an automatic shutoff safety feature - an Oxygen Depletion
Sensor - to detect low oxygen levels and shut off the heater
Vent-free Natural Gas Heaters
warm air for quick, thorough heating of the entire room.
Vent-free Natural Gas Heaters
the room by warming actual objects throughout the room.
gas space heaters allow you to save in a number of ways because...
You can turn your thermostat down and heat only the rooms
you use most
Vent-free heaters are virtually 100% fuel efficient since
they don't require outside venting so no heat is wasted
Natural gas heats an area for less than half the cost of electricity,
and is the cleanest-burning fossil fuel available.
Natural gas space heaters are built to last, with fewer working
parts that can fail or need replacing and a natural gas flame
that does all the work.
Gas Logs & Fireplaces
natural gas logs and fireplaces, you can enjoy the warmth
and comfort of a fire, even in rooms where there is no chimney,
and even when the electricity goes out! There's no wood to
buy, cut or haul and there's no messy ashes to clean up. Natural
gas logs heat your home more economically and efficiently
than wood-burning fireplaces. Clean-burning natural gas logs
eliminate the smoke of wood and are environmentally friendly.
They are built of high quality materials and will provide
many years of warmth and beauty for you and your family to
gas could very well be the solution to the perfect fireplace.
You get all the warmth and charm of a glowing fire, even when
the electricity goes out, without hauling wood or cleaning
up ashes. Choose natural gas logs or an entire natural gas
fireplace unit, whatever suits your lifestyle.
Natural Gas Logs...
natural gas logs are designed for use in a traditional fireplace
that is vented with a chimney. These logs look like traditional
wood logs, mounted on a metal rack to resemble a stack of
flaming wood. You can enjoy adjustable flame heights and the
comfort of a warm fire all at the flip of a switch or the
click of a remote control.
natural gas logs...
These logs are designed for use in a fireplace that is not
vented and are the perfect solution for existing homes where
the construction of a new fireplace may be cost-prohibitive
or not possible.
logs are equipped with an Oxygen Depletion Sensor, a safety
feature that shuts down the unit automatically if there is
not sufficient oxygen in the room. These logs provide a wonderful
secondary heat-source and can be used even when electrical
power is out. Vent-free logs are up to 99.9% energy-efficient.
unit with the look of a wood-burning fireplace and convenience
of natural gas logs
venting or chimney is required, so it's easy and inexpensive
to install in just about any room
range of styles and sizes
be enclosed in a cabinet or built into you home like a conventional
unit that looks like a conventional fireplace, but offers
natural gas log convenience
through top or back of unit
blower feature can be added to distribute warm air throughout
units that fit into existing fireplaces and contain a closed
combustion chamber with natural gas logs
utilize a direct vent to the outside or an existing chimney
if a fire-resistant or high-temperature flue liner is installed
the efficiency of your existing masonry or factory-built
metal fireplace when a fan is added for air distribution.
Gas Log Lighters
a natural wood fire in minutes with the help of a natural
Depending on the model you choose, natural gas logs and fireplaces
by hand-held remote
ceramic natural gas logs look more like real wood, use less
energy, and provide more warmth and comfort than logs made
from concrete or clay.
Gas Water Heaters
natural gas water heaters are the most efficient models on
the market. Compared to electric water heaters, they're less
expensive to operate, they heat water faster, and they provide
hot water even when the electricity goes out. They're more
durable, since the flame does all the work and there are fewer
parts to fail or wear out. And, they come in a variety of
sizes so you can select one to best meet your needs.
gas water heaters are built to last. The flame does all the
work, so there are fewer parts to wear out - no electric elements,
no wiring, and no fuses that can fail or need replacement.
most common type of water heater holds heated water in a tank
at a constant temperature, producing up to 2 times more hot
water than an electric model in the same amount of time.
Water Heating System
water on demand without a storage tank
a natural gas burner that ignites and heats water instantaneously
when the hot water tap is turned on
only half the space of a conventional water storage tank
energy costs by as much as 50%
in a smaller size that is ideal for vacation homes or homes
with one or two occupants.
constant supply of hot water and heats the home with warm
air. A thermostat-controlled pump sends hot water from the
water heater through a coil in the heating system. A fan blows
air over the heated coil, distributing warm air throughout
the home. For more information about Hydro Heating Systems,
visit our Heating &
Cooling Systems Department.
Gas Ranges & Cooktops
compares with natural gas for cooking. There's a wide selection
of natural gas cooktops, ovens and ranges with all kinds of
special features for cooking convenience. And, you can cook
even when the electricity goes out, since you can light the
cooktop burners with a match if needed. Consider all the benefits
and it's no wonder most professional American chefs prefer
you need a cooktop or range, there's a natural gas unit to
fit perfectly with your kitchen plan. Free-standing ranges
come in a variety of sizes, including apartment-size, and
offer a variety of options including combination oven/broiler,
cooking surfaces with four to six burners, and the ability
to convert burners to a griddle, grill or work surface. These
options are also available in the slide-in ranges. Slide-in
ranges are available in several widths. In addition to free-standing
ranges and slide-in ranges, natural gas cooking is also availble
Cooktop and two ovens...
Maximize kitchen options with a cooktop with one oven above
and one below. Both ovens can be natural gas, or, the upper
oven can be a microwave. This combinations gives a built-in
appearance without major remodeling when used in place of
a conventional freestanding range.
A permanently installed range fits flush with the kitchen
cabinets and consists of surface burners, oven, and broiler,
supported by a special base cabinet. A drop-in range takes
about the same space as a freestanding 30-inch range.
and wall ovens...
Separate cooktop and wall oven units can be installed where
they will best fit into your kitchen design. The surface units
and ovens vary in width and depth, according to your needs.
and self-venting cooktops and ranges...
Special venting - such as a vent on the cooking surface behind
the burners - pulls steam, smoke and cooking odors down and
out of the kitchen through hidden ductwork under the floor
instead of upward through an overhead vent. This style allows
more flexibility in kitchen design, like having a cooktop
or range in a center island with hidden venting.
Oven cleaning takes place in a separate cycle at high temperature.
Extra insulation makes these models more energy efficient
and keeps the kitchen cooler while baking and broiling. Each
cleaning cycle costs only about 25 cents - much less than
a can of oven cleaner and is available in freestanding, drop-in,
built-in and slide-in oven models.
burner styles to choose from...
cluster grouping of burners with no work space
divided top with burners on either side and a work space
in the middle
styles have a grill or griddle in the space between burners.
removable cover allows for more work space.
natural gas features mean superior results!
heat in an instant
cool-down - cooking stops the instant you turn off the natural
gas flame, unlike an electric element that keeps cooking
as it cools down.
cooktop flexibility, since the adjustable flame makes every
burner suitable for any pan size and any type of cooking
that is being done
more even cooking with the open flame
clean-up, since all grates, knobs and burners are dishwasher
sealed-surface cooktops for easy cleaning
igniters instead of standing pilots for higher efficiency
burners that can be lit with a match, so you can cook even
when electricity goes out.
with natural gas is more economical - in fact, it costs about
half as much as cooking with electricity. You'll enjoy long-term
saving built in to natural gas cooking appliances, such as
extra insulation which makes self-cleaning ovens more energy
efficient andpilotless ignition systems that uses 40 percent
less natural gas for cooking than older models with standing
pilots. And, natural gas cooktops and grates are built to
last, with fewer parts to fail than electric appliances.
Gas Dryers and Matching Washers
simple to see the advantages of drying clothes with a natural
gas dryer. Load after load, you'll spend less on your laundry
since a natural gas dryer dries more clothes, more thoroughly
in the same amount of time as an electric dryer. There's no
safer, more dependable, or more economical dryer for your
home than a clean, efficient natural gas dryer.
are softer and fluffier with natural gas dryers due to better
temperature control and moisture from the natural gas flame.
And, they dryer faster with natural gas, so you can finish
your laundry more quickly.
recover the slightly higher purchase price and installation
cost of a natural gas dryer because of lower operating costs.
You can save up to $50/year in energy costs using natural
gas instead of electricity. A natural gas dryer will dry twice
as many loads as an electric dryer for the same cost. Pilotless
ignition creates greater energy efficiency since the pilot
doesn't burn constantly, but only lights when the dryer is
in use. Over a lifetime of use, those savings really add up.
gas dryers come in a wide range of models, allowing you to
choose the performance features and styling that best suit
your drying needs.
Gas Dryer Features & Options
designed for easy reading and operation
in a variety of styles, from a single-timer dial to solid-state
you specify the amount of time the dryer will operate with
the dryer after a brief cool-down period at the end of the
specified drying time.
you select a desired temperature setting for each load
a thermostat that measures - or senses - the air temperature
as it leave the dryer drum during operation
prevent overheating and wasting energy.
you select the dryness level you want for each load
electronic sensor in the drum that constantly monitor -
or "feel" - the moisture level in clothes as they
the dryer when the load reaches the correct dryness
the most accurate drying results of any system.
feature that tumbles the load at room temperature for five
to ten minutes at the end of each drying cycle. This cools
fabrics and reduces wrinkling of no-iron fabrics.
available opening on the right, left or downward
open 180 degrees so you can install your washer on either
side of the dryer.
there's no pilot to blow out.
and Colors very with each manufacturer. In general, natural
gas dryers offer three drum capacities: compact, regular/large,
and extra large.
brands now offer special features for visually impaired people,
with larger-sized graphics controls, knobs and push buttons
for easier use and instruction kits in Braille or audio-cassette
other natural gas appliances, the flame does the work of heating
in natural gas dryers. So, there are fewer parts to break
down. A natural gas dryer lasts an average of 13 years.
Gas Back-up Generators
the last year, and in particular during the current storm
season, there has been an increase in residential and commercial
usage of natural gas generators. If you are planning to
purchase a natural gas generator, please call us for guidelines
concerning gas supply requirements of your new generator
so that we can furnish the proper size meter and regulator.
We can also offer advice on customer pipe sizing if necessary.
don't have to lose all the comforts of home just because
the electricity goes out. A standby natural gas generator
keeps your lights and appliances up and running as long
as the electricity failure lasts. Fully automatic, dependable
and economical, natural gas generators give you a powerful
natural gas generators start automatically when there is
an interruption to your electric service. Residential generators
have many of the same automatic features as generators in
hospitals or critical care facilities and operate as long
as the electricity is out.
gas generators are permanently installed and do not require
storage of potentially dangerous fuels, such as gasoline.
They have built-in safety shutdown features, to protect
against engine damage from low oil pressure or overheating.
Most generators feature factory-installed weatherproof housing
for safety and quiet operation.
if you're not at home or if you are asleep, when the electricity
goes out, your home is automatically secure and your appliances
are running as they should. Heating and air conditioning
systems, refrigerators, security systems, lights, computers,
and electronic entertainment equipment - your natural gas
generator will keep them all up and running as long as the
electricity is out.
if you or someone in your family have health problems that
require special equipment, a natural gas generator gives
you the same security during an electrical outage as systems
used in hospitals or critical care facilities.
gas generators are fueled by an underground fuel line connected
to your existing natural gas service line.
operate on one of the cleanest, most economical fuels available
today. You generator is fueled by an underground fuel line
connected to your existing natural gas service line. You
can avoid costly losses such as food spoilage in refrigerators
and freezers and maintain your family's safety and comfort
by installing an efficient natural gas back-up generator.
Natural gas generators are built with heavy-duty industrial-design
engines for a lifetime of dependable service.
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