Did you know that natural gas can keep things cool? It's true. Read on for exciting information about natural gas air conditioning!
As you know, natural gas is ideal for cooking food, heating water, heating buildings, fueling vehicles, and for running large commercial and industrial equipment, it can also keep you cool during warm weather with significant operating cost savings compared to electric alternatives.
Natural gas air conditioning is not new. In the 1930s and 40s, most United States cooling needs were met by natural gas. Electric cooling was introduced to the market in the 1960s, and its use grew because of lower capital costs, good efficiency, and very low electric rates (remember Gold Medallion Homes?). By the 1970s, use of electric air conditioning increased while natural gas air conditioning declined, and by 1990, only 5% of all air conditioning in the United States was fueled by natural gas. However, during the 1980s, the Japanese government backed efforts to accelerate the development of more efficient natural gas air conditioning, and by 1991, nearly 30% of Japan's air conditioning needs were met by natural gas.
Southern California Gas Company proudly supports the many new developments in natural gas air conditioning systems. The new generation of natural gas air conditioning technology provides much higher levels of energy efficiency and reliability than older systems. They are also now available in a variety of sizes to meet most every customer's need-from homes of all sizes to the largest commercial buildings.
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