Gas vs. Electric

Natural gas warms our hearts at SCANA Energy and the homes of our customers. But have you ever secretly wondered how natural gas compares to electricity? Knowing how these energy sources compare can help you save money, purchase more energy-efficient appliances for your home and even make you a more exact chef. Check out the video to learn why.

We asked regular people questions about gas and electricity and this is what they said:

Did you know all that? Here’s a recap:

How is most of Georgia’s electricity produced?

Natural gas! In 2015, Georgia’s four existing nuclear reactors accounted for 26% of the state’s net electricity generation, coal accounted for 29%, natural gas accounted for 39%, and renewable energy, including hydroelectric power, contributed 6%.

What home appliances can run on natural gas? 

  • Stove/oven/range
  • Water heater
  • Grill
  • Clothes dryer
  • Pool heater
  • Outdoor lights

Do you save more money using natural gas or electricity to heat your home, cook food and dry clothes?
Households that use natural gas for heating, cooking and clothes drying spend an average of $874 less per year than homes using electricity for those applications.

People prefer natural gas ranges to electric for cooking. Why?
Natural gas ranges offer instant heat (versus slow warming of electric ranges) and a finer degree of temperature control.

Go ahead, give it some gas! 

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