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Why choose gas?

Are you considering gas as an energy option for your home?  If so, read on...

People choose gas for their water heating, space heating and cooking needs for many reasons - its lifestyle qualities, its competitiveness, and its ability to deliver energy quickly, efficiently and continuously.  Like many choices in life, selecting which sort of energy to use can reflect emotional as well as practical considerations.

For consumers who are at an energy choice decision point – either as an existing, or potentially new gas user – and are keen to examine their options at both a detailed cost-benefit level, as well as the more intangible non-price ‘quality’ attributes, Gas Industry Co has commissioned a report by an independent expert, Concept Consulting Group, to assess the merits of different forms of energy. 

The report, Consumer Energy Options: An evaluation of the different fuels and technologies for providing water, space, and process heat provides an evaluation of the relative merits of various end-use energy options, including up-front purchase costs, ongoing running costs, sustainability, and quality benefits.

Choosing an energy form can sometimes be complex, and depends on features of each household - for example the size of the home and family, the number and type of appliances, and how energy is used.

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Following are the key points from the report to help you make the right energy choice for your home…The Consumer Energy Options report is highly detailed and Gas Industry Co encourages you to talk to your retailer, distributor or plumber/gasfitter for further advice. 

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