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Using gas can cut the power bills, new report finds

Using gas can cut the power bills, new report finds

Kiwis can use gas water and space heating to combat rising electricity prices, says Gas New Zealand.

A just-released report shows using continuous flow gas water heating is the most cost-effective lifetime option for a household, even if that property isn’t on gas and has to be connected.

And houses with gas connected will often find that gas space heating will be cheaper than an equivalent heat pump.

The report, Consumer Energy Options: An Evaluation of the Different Fuels and Technologies for providing Water, Space and Process Heat, was commissioned by Gas Industry Co.

Gas New Zealand spokesperson, Ray Ferner, says the findings are no great surprise.

“Gas is used worldwide because it’s inexpensive, energy efficient and low carbon. You can’t argue with the data.”

The report is available at www.gasindustry.co.nz.

It examines a range of common New Zealand household energy forms and uses including heat pumps, direct use of natural gas and LPG, solid fuels and solar.

“While gas may not be as trendy as solar was, or as heavily promoted as heat pumps have been, it does help families to get lots of powerful, low carbon energy for the best possible cost.

“And when power prices are rising Kiwis want the most cost-effective and energy efficient option, which is what gas provides.”

Mr Ferner said New Zealand has plenty of gas supplies to service the household sector.

“It’s really a case of what do we do with all our gas, particularly as exploration for more of it is ongoing.”


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