Summer and barbecues go together like hot dogs and hamburgers. We love a great outdoor grill session, especially when it involves a natural gas barbecue.
Choosing a fuel source for your barbecue has been debated for years, but in our opinion a natural gas barbecue is the best option. Here’s why:
- It’s Better for the Environment
Out of all the fuel sources you could choose for your barbecuing, natural gas Is the most energy efficient. It burns cleaner, which is better for the environment and your own health. You won’t get as much exhaust on your food or in your backyard.
Charcoal and propane just aren’t as environmentally friendly.
Charcoal burns “dirty” and releases hydrocarbons and tiny soot particles into the air. This can aggravate heart and lung problems. Plus, according to the American Cancer Society, grilling meat over charcoal can form two kinds of potentially carcinogenic compounds that rise with the smoke and get deposited on the food.
Propane has a smaller carbon footprint than charcoal, but it still doesn’t burn as clean as natural gas.
- Saving Money = More Food for Your Barbecue
Propane burns hotter than natural gas, at 2,500 BTUs vs. 1,000 BTUs. But despite this, natural gas will likely still be more cost-effective, depending on where you live. Typically, natural gas costs about 80% less than using propane. You can take the money you save and put it towards something else — like more food for your cookout!
- Never Run Out of Fuel Again
Have you ever gone to turn on your grill only to find that you’re out of propane? One of the major downsides of a propane barbecue is that it’s less convenient to keep fueled. You have to consistently make sure you have enough in stock and carting the containers home can be heavy.
With natural gas on the other hand, you’re fuel source is in your home. You won’t have to worry about running out, because it’s being fed from your home to your barbecue.
- Get Even, Consistent Heat for a Great Grill
One of the other benefits of natural gas is the type of heat it produces. You can get precise temperatures with even, consistent heat without hot spots.
- It’s Safer
Natural gas is lighter than air, so in the event of a leak, it would rise into the atmosphere, leaving your family is protected. And if your natural gas barbecue is accidentally unplugged, a built-in safety device automatically shuts off the gas.
If you want to switch over to a natural gas barbecue, you will need to make sure you have a gas grill (or purchase a new one). Plus, it’s important you bring in a professional to connect your natural gas line to your barbecue. This isn’t something you want to DIY.
Natural gas barbecues and their fuel are highly combustible. If you are not a licensed gas fitter, consult with a qualified professional to complete this job.
If you’re in Barrie or the surrounding area, HomeBridge Canada can get the job done for you. We’re qualified to connect your natural gas line to your barbecue, so you can get your grill on sooner. We offer our services in Barrie, Orillia, Innisfil, Midland, Coldwater, Bradford, Horseshoe Valley, Alliston, and more.
Call us today to get set up. Reach us at 1-866-876-9986 or visit www.homebridgecanada.com.