There’s nothing more important these days than finding smart, sustainable ways to save money without sacrificing quality or service. With 35 percent of small businesses citing energy as a major operating expense, natural gas provides a solution that can help save money and energy — while improving quality, service and reliability.

Natural gas is a true win-win for businesses big and small — especially those in the restaurant and lodging industries. That’s because adding natural gas to your energy mix is a cost-effective, energy-efficient way to meet water heating, cooking, drying and other operational needs.

Plus, you can save thousands in natural gas equipment rebates right now. Check with your natural gas provider for more information.

More hot water, less energy

Natural gas water heaters can easily handle high loads while using less energy. What does this mean for your business? It means more hot water in less time. And because it uses less energy, it also means lower utility bills.

In fact, today’s natural gas tank water heaters have new features like superior insulation, efficient design and precise temperature controls that consume one-third less energy than they did just a few years ago. And they work even if there’s a power outage.

Or you can opt for a tankless and get endless hot water on demand with added efficiency that saves even more energy. In fact, these are the additional benefits:

  • Endless supply of hot water
  • No more storing unneeded hot water
  • Life expectancy of more than 20 years
  • Space saving over tank style

Cut your kitchen’s operating costs

You already know professional chefs prefer natural gas for all their cooking, frying and baking needs, thanks to perks like instant heat, a wide range of temperature controls, and precise settings. While natural gas booster heaters can help save dishwashing time and effort.

Natural gas ranges, fryers, ovens and booster heaters provide the right tools to make your restaurant or kitchen more efficient while cutting operating costs with benefits like:

  • Easier and more consistent cooking with precision heat control
  • No waiting for an element to heat up with instant on/off
  • A power outage is typically no trouble for gas appliances, so you can keep serving when electricity-based kitchens are shut down.
  • The flame heats the bottoms and sides of pans, which can mean it works faster
  • Wash and sanitize dishes faster with a natural gas booster heater

High-demand drying — faster

Linens and clothes dry faster, more thoroughly and more economically with natural gas. And because natural gas dryers produce a moist heat, it’s gentler on fabric. Whether it’s for your hotel, lodge or salon, natural gas dryers are the ticket for your high-demand drying needs.

The smarter, tougher energy for Florida businesses

Tough times require strategic business decisions. At the Florida Natural Gas Association, we’re here for you. If you want to learn more about how natural gas can benefit your business, give us a call or visit