and electricity are essential to our livelihood and
well-being, when it comes to our most important heating
and cooling commodities. Gas for our homes in the way of
gas furnaces, gas appliances, and propane for our
outdoor grills can be the preferred utilities over
electricity whenever available. Natural gas is often the
preferred choice in heating and cooking.
Electricity is provided in the Middle Tennessee area by
TVA. There are subdivided providers of the local
electricity depending on your location. The Gallatin
City Limits are provided their electric service by the
Gallatin Electric Department, and Sumner County is
provided electricity by CEMC, or
Membership Corporation. The Natural Gas Department is
Gallatin Public Utilities.
Local Gas Prices - for your automobiles the area
gasoline prices vary depending on your choice of
outlets. Gas prices can vary as much as 30 cents per
gallon within a one-mile distance. Convenience is the
name of the game when gas prices are concerned. Are you
willing to shop for the lowest gas prices or simply fuel
at the closest location?
Gas versus Electricity for your main heating
source is always a debate depending on who you talk to.
Gas heat is a warmer heat and at the same time
electricity is obviously a non-combustible fuel source
that gives some people less worries.
to Derryberry Heat & Air:
True testimonial: Since
switching to a new
gas central unit, our heating bills have dropped
almost $100 per month in the winter months.
There is much more even heating throughout our
house and without the cooler spots around the
house from the old electric unit, the thermostat
does not have to kick the unit
on nearly as
Thanks to Jeff & Nick!
Propane gas heat is another alternative for rural
customers if they choose the gas delivery source for
their heat and appliance items. Propane can be purchased
in advance often-times to save on cost for the upcoming
winter and avoid paying higher retail prices for propane
Natural Gas vs. Electric
appliances. Gas is almost always cheaper than
electricity. While gas is generally cheaper, it does
have risks unlike electricity. Using gas appliances like
ovens and water heaters, there is the risk of unwanted
combustion if there is a leak that goes unrepaired.
Always do periodic inspections to ensure
the safe use of gas fueled products.
On Wasted Energy
In todayís world most of us all have
laptops, tablets, or smartphones, right? These devices
all need to be charged and if you leave the charger
plugged into the wall, when you arenít charging a
device, you are still using electricity. Unplug it from
the wall to stop using electricity. Most households have
more than one of these juice suckers plugged in around
the house. That is money wasted.
Cable boxes, Apple TVs, Xbox consoles and other modern
devices have a standby mode, or in other words, in order
to instantly be activated when you are ready they are
using electricity even while in standby mode. Unplug
Power strips are great way to shut these electricity
suckers off, but donít forget to turn them off each
time. Overnight is another time when electricity is
wasted. Simply turning your tv off is still letting it
suck power out of your wallet.
Digital Clocks Everywhere
Any devise with a digital clock on is using electricity.
Learn to rely on battery operated clocks and kill the
power to DVD players, microwaves, etc.
They now make power strips that can detect when an
energy need is present, and if the device is not
connected, no power will be drawn.
Anything you donít need or arenít using at the time
should not be an increased bill you are paying on