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
outdoor grilling, nothing gives you more savory flavor with
less effort than a natural gas grill. Clean, dependable,
fast and easy to use, natural gas gives you all the pleasure
of cooking outdoors without messy preparation or clean-up.
gas grills make cooking out year-round simple. Turn on the
dial to cook, and turn it off when you're through. There's
no charcoal to heat up or clean up. No propane tank to refill.
Gas grills cook fast, are dependable in any weather, and
require less set-up and clean-up, so you can cook out even
when the weather keeps you indoors.
a natural gas grill for virtually every budget, need and
desire. With dozens of styles and features, finding the
right grill for your backyard cooking is simple. Almost
every grill line offered allows for a variety of installations:
cart - a grill that's built into a cart on wheels
models for custom outdoor kitchens
grill mount - a grill with two separate grilling surfaces.
sampling of features & options:
porcelain briquettes that warm up fast, virtually
eliminating hot and cold spots and flare-ups
porcelain and/or cast-stainless steel cooking grids
for easy cleaning and a longer life
and rust-resistant finishes
porcelain and swing-away stainless warming racks,
which are easy to remove for rotisserie use, have
non-stick finishes and are easy to clean.
gas grills use the cleanest-burning fossil fuel, it's
smoke-free, and it doesn't produce sulfur dioxide, a major
contributor to acid rain. And, natural gas grills are
inexpensive to operate, with natural gas costing -- even
less than propane.
Gas Patio Heating
your patio more months out of the year with economical,
convenient, and dependable natural gas patio heaters.
Gas Patio Heaters & Chimeneas:
be used even in totally exposed outdoor areas
available in portable, freestanding, hanging,
wall-mounted, or permanently installed upright
with instant spark or electronic ignition
warmth for up to a 20-foot circular area
available with a 100% safety shutoff control
warm as large an area needed by using multiple
all natural gas appliances, natural gas patio and
swimming pool heaters are built to last, giving
you years of outdoor enjoyment and comfort.
Gas Pool & Spa Heating
your swimming pool more months out of the year with economical,
convenient, and dependable natural gas swimming pool heaters.
temperatures in a spa or pool stay consistent and comfortable
when warmed by natural gas.
a natural gas spa heater, it takes minutes instead of hours
to reach the right water temperature. A natural gas spa
or pool heater gives you more usable days at a low cost.
Accurate temperature control prevent over-heating and wasted
energy for pools and spas. The high average energy efficiency
of natural gas pool and spa heaters means lower fuel costs.
Gas Pool & Spa Heaters:
all natural gas appliances, natural gas swimming pool heaters
are built to last, giving you years of outdoor enjoyment
outdoor natural gas lighting anywhere you want decorative
lighting or lighting for extra security. You'll have the
warm, soft glow of a natural gas lamp even if the electricity
goes out. Use outdoor natural gas lighting anywhere you
want decorative lighting or lighting for extra security.
from a variety of styles and features:
to modern styles
copper, cast aluminum, polished or dull finishes, in various
dimmers for lower operating costs
varies according to manufacturer.
Models attach directly to an outside wall and comes in your
choice of 1 to 4 burners, depending on the size of the lantern
and the amount of light you desire.
models feature a sturdy freestanding post which can be located
in virtually any outdoor location you choose and comes in
your choice of 1 to 4 burners, depending on the size of
the lantern and the amount of light you desire.
no need to worry about coming home to a dark house or stumbling
in the dark around your patio or walkways – your natural
gas lamp provides light as soon as it’s dark.
gas lighting has a soft warm glow that produces as much
light as a 100-watt electric bulb without the harsh glare
or shadows of electric lights.
gas lights never attract insects and continues providing
light even when the power goes out – keeping your
home well-lit and secure.
natural gas lighting is extremely cost efficient, especially
with automatic dimmers that minimize fuel use by reducing
consumption during daylight hours. Natural gas lights are
built to be weatherproof and sturdy enough to last for years.
Gas Specialty Products
gas technology has opened the door to innovative new products
to help you get the most out of life. Quickly becoming the
most popular outdoor amenity available are outdoor fireplaces.
From western-style camp fires to elegant marble and stucco
pedestal fireplaces to the amazingly beautiful combination
of fire and water created by the award-winning “Ring
of Fire,” natural gas helps make the most of outdoor
Gas Heating & Cooling
advantages of natural gas heat over electric are simple. With
natural gas, you can select the type and size of system that
best suits your needs. You can stay warmer while spending
less. And, you can rest assured you're using the cleanest
burning fossil fuel available.
from a natural gas furnace is up to 35 degrees warmer than
air from an electric heat pump. So your family feels warmer
faster. If you invest in an electric heat pump, you will need
a secondary heating system whenever the temperature drops
below the 35-40-degree range. Natural gas furnaces are reliable
even in the coldest weather.
are several choices of natural gas heating systems to meet
the needs of your family and home:
most widely used, basic natural gas furnace
on automatically as needed to keep home temperature at preset
in High-Efficiency (AFUE 90% or greater) or Standard Efficiency
(AFUE 78% to 89%) models.
heat loss and increased operating efficiency. Efficiency
ratings of 78% to 89% (Standard) and 90% or greater (High-Efficiency)
mean lower long-term operating costs.
at low speed during mild temperatures, but kicks in and
operates at full capacity when temperatures drop. This ensures
a constant, comfortable temperature and maximum operating
monitoring systems on two-stage furnaces and high-efficiency
systems maintain your home's temperature within one degree
of the thermostat setting. So, there's less of a hot or
cold temperature swing. This furnace uses less fuel by operating
at low speed during mild temperatures and at higher speeds
only when temperatures drop.
A quiet, efficient system that utilizes a natural gas water
heater to heat 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 your home.
Gas Heating & Cooling System
and cools your home with natural gas.
controlled by microprocessors for precise temperature control
programmable 7-day thermostat that operates on "cruise
control" to constantly keep you comfortable.
at reduced speeds 80% of the time so it's quieter and more
cost up to 50% less to operate than conventional heating
and cooling systems.
Gas Packaged System
installed outside the home when space is limited inside
same features and comfort as a standard forced-air furnace
and air conditioner.
gas heating systems are built to last. The average life of
a natural gas heating system is typically longer than the
average life of an electric heat pump. Year after year, you
can depend on the comfort and efficiency of natural gas heat.