Natural gas is the most popular fuel in the household, as more than half of the homes use natural gas for the purpose of heating. There are certain environmental advantages of natural gas over other forms of fuels, which are explained below:
- Natural gas is considered to be one of most environment friendly fuel available. It is definitely a better option than fuels like coal and oil, as it emits lesser amount of carbon in the atmosphere.
- It is very clean when it burns, unlike coal and oil. Moreover, there is no residue after burning like ash, which pollutes the environment.
- It is a very efficient, convenient and low-cost source of energy. Natural gas can be directly linked to homes through secure pipelines, and is not very expensive as there is abundant supply. Moreover, as it burns cleanly, most of it is utilized, and thus is very efficient.
- Using natural gas ensures safety. It is extremely safe to use natural gas, as odorant is added to the gas by the manufacturer so that gas leaks can be detected. However, the safety record of natural gases has been impeccable when compared to other volatile sources of energy.