There are multiple misconceptions about natural gas in general, and we here at FireSide Natural Gas want to provide you with the facts about so that you can make an informed decision when it comes to your service provider.
Myth #1: FireSide Natural Gas is explosive.
This myth is not true, natural gas will ignite, but only when there is a source of ignition. This can occur only under two simultaneous circumstances: the gas must be present in a concentration of 5 to 15% relative to the air, and the gas must come in contact with an ignition source that is at least 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Myth #2: FireSide Natural Gas is toxic.
Natural gas is non-toxic and cannot cause you to become sick, unless the gas is in such high concentrations that you cannot get enough oxygen to breathe.
Myth #3: FireSide Natural Gas is bad for the environment.
Natural gas is actually the cleanest burning of all the fossil fuels, especially when it is used directly for space and water heating, rather than as fuel to generate electricity. Also, when natural gas escapes, it rises and dissipates harmlessly into the atmosphere. Other gases, such as propane, are heavier than air, causing them to collect on the ground.
Myth #4: FireSide Natural Gas reserves aren’t going to be around long-term.
New drilling technologies have unlocked substantial amounts of natural gas from shale rocks, increasing the nation’s estimated gas reserves by 35% in recent years. Geologists and industry experts today say there are 50-60 years of proven natural gas reserves, and additional reserves are being discovered each year.
Myth #5: FireSideNatural Gas smells awful!
Pure natural gas has no odor. As a safety precaution, a distinctive odorant called mercaptan is added so that if natural gas escapes, it can be detected. The rotten egg smell is the product of the mercaptan additive.
FireSide Natural Gas is committed to educating consumers about the advantages of using natural gas. For more information, you can contact them at 678-872-0250 or visit their website at www.FireSideNaturalGas.com