Natural Gas

Benefits of Gas

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Natural Gas is a fantastic addition to the energy mix at home. Here are the top reasons to feel at home with natural gas.

In WA natural gas is more cost effective than grid supplied electricity

In WA, gas is delivered to a home at around half the cost of grid based electricity on a per c/kWh basis. For more information please see the WA State Government's Electricity & Gas pricing information. 

Natural gas is the preferred fuel for cooking 

It’s no secret that for many, gas is a preferred energy source for cooking, including by the professionals - can you imagine a chef trying to cook the perfect steak using induction! A gas flame responds instantly and the heat is  controllable, whether you’re cooking in your kitchen or outdoors on a natural gas barbecue.

Natural gas is yours WA

Our network of over 14,500km of pipes deliver WA’s abundant natural gas reserves to Perth, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie and across the south west.

In WA, natural gas produces less greenhouse emissions than grid supplied electricity

Natural gas produces less greenhouse emissions for each kWh delivered to a home, than grid based electricity in WA's South West. For more information please see the National Greenhouse Accounts Factors 2022 report

*Comparisons do not take appliance efficiency into account, appliance use is at the discretion of the property owner. 

Natural gas - benefits of gas

In WA, natural gas is more cost effective & produces less greenhouse emissions than grid supplied electricity.

In a survey undertaken in June 2023 by Metrix*, 602 people in Western Australia were asked if they had a preference of energy source for common household appliances, with 67% of those people surveyed indicating a preference for cooking with natural gas. In a separate study conducted by Kantar Public in Dec 2022**, 97% of the 1000 Western Australian residents surveyed agreed that access to a household gas connection is important.
* Data source: ‘ATCO Brand & Energy Research Report’ (June 2023), prepared by Metrix on behalf of ATCO Gas Australia.
** Data source: ‘Insights Report: AA6 Voice of the Customer’ (April 2023) Pg 90, prepared by Kantar Public on behalf of ATCO
Gas Australia for the 2025-2029 Access Arrangement (AA6)
  • In WA, natural gas is supplied at around half the cost of grid electricity

  • In WA, natural Gas produces less greenhouse emissions than grid electricity

  • Some natural gas appliances can still work during a power outage

  • Heating


    Natural gas can provide you the warmth you want, where and when you want it. 

    Gas heating appliances are one of the best ways to keep your home warm. 

    If you already have a gas heating system, make sure you service it regularly. Servicing can improve your heater’s performance and keep it running efficiently.

    If you’re considering using gas to heat your home, there are a number of great options available:

    • Natural gas flame fires provide warmth and atmosphere. It is important to choose one suitable for your room size.
    • Portable natural gas heaters are a flexible option that can be moved from room to room. 
    • Ducted natural gas heating is a versatile heating option that warms your home quickly in winter


  • Hot Water

    Hot Water

    Generating and storing hot water to use in your home can account for a large portion of your home's energy costs, so saving money in this area could have a significant impact on your energy bills each month.

    There’s a large range to choose from all with different capabilities so you can find the right one for your home. The two kinds of systems available are:

    Continuous flow system – often referred to as ‘instant’ hot water systems, this type of heater provides immediate, continuous hot water that never runs out. The units themselves are small, to fit within confined spaces, and more modern units come with a control pad providing simple and convenient temperature control.

    Storage hot water system – these systems heat water and keep it stored in an insulated tank ready for when you need it and come in a range of sizes to suit your needs.

    All natural gas hot water units are designed for easy installation by licensed plumbers and gas fitters. To find a qualified plumber or gas fitter in your area visit the Master Plumbers and Gasfitters Association website.

  • Cooking


    Natural gas provides instant and visible heat that gives you complete control while cooking.

    When you cook with natural gas, you can control the exact amount of heat delivered - no waiting for elements to heat up or cool down and you can actually see the blue flame. 

    If you’re building or renovating, consider natural gas appliances in your kitchen.

  • BBQs


    Have you ever had a house full of friends and family, headed outside to turn on the BBQ and discovered your LPG bottle is empty? Why risk running out of gas when it’s possible to have a BBQ connected to the secure, reliable household natural gas supply, just like your cooktop - Meaning you’ll never be caught short again!

    Natural gas-fuelled BBQs are becoming increasingly popular. Changing to a natural gas BBQ means you’ll always be cooking with gas.

    If you want to switch to natural gas for your outdoor area you need to make sure your appliances are set up for natural gas. This is a simple change but needs to be done by a licensed gas fitter. To find one in your local area visit the Master Plumbers and Gasfitters Association website.

  • Air-conditioning


    Another way to effectively use gas within your home is with gas powered air conditioning.

    Gas Powered Air Conditioning (GPAC) is similar to traditional electric systems with the difference being a small gas engine drives the outdoor compressor unit rather than an electric motor.

    GPAC is available in reverse cycle allowing for both cooling and heating and can be a single unit mounted on the wall in an individual room or as a ducted system allowing you to temperature control your entire home, or zones within your home.

    While GPAC might be a new concept for many of us in WA, the development of natural gas powered air conditioning was supported by the Japanese government in the early 1980s as a potential solution to Japan’s peak electricity problem. With WA facing similar issues right now, GPAC is definitely an option worth considering – particularly for builders and renovators.

    GPAC is a proven and reliable technology with local service and installation expertise available in WA. Contact us to find out more.

  • Dryers


    Much like an electric clothes dryer, natural gas dryers circulate hot air through tumbling clothes, soaking up moisture before passing through a lint trap and out via a vent.

    Natural gas dryers are available in a range of sizes to suit your home and lifestyle.

  • Savings With Gas

    Savings with Gas

    Compared to grid based electricity in WA, along with producing less green house emissions, natural gas can be a more cost effective energy source for homes and businesses. 

    In WA, gas is delivered to a home at around half the cost of grid based electricity on a per c/kWh basis. For more information please see the National Greenhouse Accounts Factors 2022 report.

  • Energy Ratings

    Energy Ratings

    For natural gas appliances the energy rating label is a helpful guide to show you how energy efficient the appliance is and how much natural gas it uses each year.

    The more stars an appliance has, the more efficient the appliance – which is better for your pocket and for the environment.

    While the labelling of gas appliances is voluntary, the criteria are consistent, and ratings can help you make decisions around: 

    • Domestic gas cooking appliances
    • Natural gas space (room) flued heaters
    • Natural gas water heaters
    • Natural gas clothes dryers
    • Domestic outdoor gas barbecues

Connect your home to natural gas

If you're looking to take advantage of the benefits of natural gas, connect to the gas network today.