As temperatures drop and load shedding remains an ongoing reality, many households and companies are looking to piped natural gas as a solution for the future. Leading licensed piped natural gas reticulator Egoli Gas, services more than 8’500 customers across various markets in the Greater Johannesburg area and now offers clients in Sandton a sustainable solution.
- Egoli Gas have extended their underground pipelines network into Sandton.
- Burning natural gas for energy results in fewer emissions of nearly all types of air pollutants and carbon dioxide (CO2) compared to burning coal or petroleum products to produce an equal amount of energy.
- Natural gas is used as a source of energy for heating, cooking, manufacturing processes and electricity generation.
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As the old idioms goes: ‘Now we’re cooking with gas!’, meaning hyper-success at a certain venture, it’s no mistake that gas has always been associated with being one step ahead of the rest, and let’s be honest, there is something magical about a kitchen with a gas stove. Yet warming up some food or getting some water heated for tonight’s pasta dish isn’t the only use for gas. Heaters, geysers, braai’s, fireplaces and generators at home, can all be powered by gas, whilst furnaces, production lines, spray dying, bakery ovens and more, can keep going in your business powered by gas.
In an interview on The Sandton Times Podcast, Managing Director of Egoli Gas, Vishal Pooran highlighted the safety aspects of using gas.
Like with any other energy source, you have to treat it with respect. As long as you respect the energy source it’s as safe as houses. The appliances you get nowadays have got various safety devices built-in, so if it is not lit i.e. ignite the gas, there is a cut-off that shuts-off the gas, if there is a concentration over a certain limit. So it is really safe in a house. As far as our installation goes, from the street to the meter, there are shut-off valves in the street as well as a shut-off valve just after the meter, so if there is any problem downstream of that, we are able to close that valve and fix the issue.
// Egoli Gas Managing Director, Vishal Pooran
Natural gas is the right energy source for so many reasons:
With natural gas, you’ll never run out of energy as gas in available on tap. Underground pipelines mean there is no disruption of supply due to storms or power outages. Unlike other heat sources that leave ashes and odours, natural gas will never leave a mess.
It can be used for water heating, cooking, and mood-setting fireplaces. It can also be used outdoors for a braai, gas lighting, and even to heat your swimming pool or hot tub.
Natural gas can save you money as it is more efficient than most other energy sources.
Piped Natural gas is one of the world’s safest sources of energy used all over the world.
5. Consistent, Reliable Supply
Natural gas comes from a pipeline underground. It’s always there when you need it and you never have to worry about running out of fuel or arranging for deliveries. Many natural gas appliances will operate during a power outage so you can still stay warm, have hot water and eat well.
6. Future Possibilities
Once your home is connected to piped natural gas, it’s easy to convert appliances or add additional gas products later on like outside for your barbecue, pool heater, and gas lights, in the kitchen for your range and/or cooktop in the den and living room for your natural gas fireplace.
7. Environmental Benefits
By all measures natural gas is the best energy alternative for today.
8. Abundant Domestic Supply
International supply issues will never stand in the way of heating your home. There is a secure supply of natural gas with Egoli Gas.
9. Easier, More Affordable Maintenance
Clean burning natural gas heating equipment means less maintenance and repairs over the years and no geyser failure leaking through your ceilings.
10. Increased Resale Value of Your Home
Adding piped natural to your home, building or business will pay dividends down the road when you decide it’s time to move.
For more information on getting your business or home connected to piped natural gas visit www.egoligas.co.za
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