Installing gas into your home is easier than you may think! HI Now host Kanoe Gibson is one step closer to having her dream kitchen powered by gas.
With no natural gas line in her neighborhood, Kanoe called Hawaii Gas to see what the alternatives might be. The solution– two propane cylinder tanks. Kanoe’s contractor Richie Breaux from ATN Hawaii was able to find a cost-effective solution to install the gas line underground and into her kitchen.
“Just partnering with Hawaii Gas company, just knowing they’re making the opportunities easier for homeowners to bring in gas– we could bring in the pipe and they could bring in the propane. And just partnering there made it real simple,” said Breaux.
The cylinders are placed outdoors, as close as possible to the kitchen but also in a safe place where it can be easily accessed and refilled when necessary. Hawaii Gas establishes this location during a site visit prior to installation. Each cylinder lasts 6-7 months when used for range cooking, and is replaced by Hawaii Gas after a simple phone call.
Benefits of natural gas in your home (Hawaii Gas)
Safe. Clean. Reliable. These are just some of the reasons gas energy is America’s fuel choice for heating, cooking and hot water. However, those aren’t the only benefits. Take a look at some of the other advantages gas energy has to offer.
Gas energy is the most cost-effective fuel next to the sun itself. A typical Hawaii Gas customer pays less per year for our gas energy than they would for electricity to do the same tasks. The cost to covert is also less than you may think.
In typical home appliances, the direct use of gas energy results in energy consumption that is 28 percent less than a similar home with all-electric appliances. Efficiency saves energy and money.
Gas energy is one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels around. By using gas energy in your appliances instead of electricity, you can reduce your home greenhouse gas emission by 37 percent! Using gas energy for more of your energy needs presents a promise of cleaner air and a smaller carbon footprint for our state.
With one of the most stable energy systems statewide, Hawai‘i Gas has never had to stop service in its more than 100-year history. Because the gas stays on when the electricity goes out, having multiple power sources in your home allows you to be more resilient through any kind of blackout. Cooking and heating water with gas are uninterrupted. And, if you have a gas-powered back-up generator, even the electricity stays on.
Luxury For Less
Families that use gas energy for hot water and cooking in the homes realize many benefits including more efficient drying, more control in cooking, as well as more stable pricing allowing them to live more while playing less.