CenterPoint Energy

Gas is better

When you choose natural gas equipment for your home, you are making a smart decision for greater cost-savings, comfort and the environment.

Natural gas is better for saving money!

Clean-burning natural gas costs less than any other energy source.

Home Energy Costs and Emissions Calculator
Use our convenient operating cost calculator to see how you could benefit from choosing natural gas versus electricity or propane for furnaces, water heater, cooking and clothes drying.

Save Energy, Save Money
Reduce your energy bills with our efficiency programs and rebates.

Natural gas is better for comfort!

Say 'no' to cold showers
Natural gas water heaters recover twice as fast and have more hot water available over an electric model.

Stay warm
Natural gas furnaces deliver air at a comfortable 120 to 125 degrees, versus electric air-source heat pumps, which deliver air lower than body temperature at a cool 90 to 100 degrees.

Build Wiser builders
Our Build Wiser® builders are committed to building high quality, high value homes with the homeowner in mind. Their homes feature efficient, environmentally friendly, and economical natural gas furnaces and water heaters that provide families with the best possible value and performance.

Natural gas is better for the environment.

A home that uses natural gas for heating, water heating, clothes drying and cooking leaves about half the carbon footprint of an all-electric home. 

High-efficiency natural gas furnaces are more environmentally friendly than geothermal heat pumps. Learn more about the environmental impact of geothermal heat pumps with our fact sheet. You can also calculate the savings for yourself with our geothermal calculator.

Natural gas fireplaces
Natural gas fireplaces can reduce, up to 99 percent of the amount of pollutants and particles emitted into the air compared to wood.  Receive a $75 rebate when you install a direct vent fireplace, insert or free-standing stove with electronic ignition.


Natural Gas Benefits
Natural Gas Heating Systems Have a Smaller Carbon Footprint