Natural Gas Heats Nation’s Most Critical Buildings

March 5th, 2013

What comes to your mind when you think about the White House, the Pentagon, and the Capitol Building? These are among the nation’s most important buildings, and they are where economic decisions, lawmaking, strategic military planning, and a host of other critical agenda items take place. Did you know that each of these buildings uses natural gas as a heating source, according to the American Gas Association?

There are 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, and six floors in the White house. With 55,000 square feet of space, it is one of the largest houses in the United States. The Pentagon, which serves as the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, has a floor space of 3,705,793 square feet. It houses a daily working population of about 24,000 employees—both military and civilian. The United States Capitol Building is one of the most symbolically significant and architecturally impressive buildings in the world. Today, the building covers over 1.5 million square feet and has over 600 rooms.

Natural Gas Delivery is Reliable

As you can imagine, it’s a complex task heating such enormous buildings. The fact that these buildings have turned to natural gas as a heating source signifies the reliability offered by this domestically abundant fuel.

Natural gas is delivered to homes and other buildings via underground pipelines, which eliminates the possibility of running out of the fuel. Underground pipelines eliminate possible supply disruptions due to winter storms or power outages. The White House, the Pentagon, and the Capitol Building are all located in the nation’s capital, which experiences cold winters just like we do here in Pennsylvania—just something to keep in mind!

Additionally, natural gas furnaces are known to produce heat that is between 25 and 35 degrees warmer than heat produced by oil furnaces or other heating sources. Natural gas furnaces also produce more evenly distributed heat throughout a building than oil furnaces do—just more reason for you to select natural gas over oil or propane.

Make UGI EnergyLink Your Natural Gas Company in Pennsylvania

Far too many homes in Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading, PA, and across the Keystone State still use heating oil, which is more expensive than natural gas. Make the switch to natural gas heating (if you haven’t done so already) with UGI EnergyLink, one of the most reliable natural gas companies in Pennsylvania. We’re the natural gas supplier of choice for over 30,000 residential and commercial customers in over nine states. Our customers enjoy the fact that we offer both variable and fixed rates on natural gas as well as other pricing options you can choose from. We have the ability to take advantage of market opportunities that are unavailable to tightly bounded utilities to offer multiple pricing arrangements.

Don’t miss out on the reliability and comfort offered by natural gas heating. Some of the nation’s most important buildings have turned to natural gas heating, and you should consider it too. Fill out our simple enrollment form—all it takes is some basic information to convert to our reliable, well-established natural gas service.