Many hotels choose natural gas as an energy source because it is powerful, reliable and economical. They use it primarily for water heating, cooking and space-heating. These utilities must provide fast, efficient and consistent delivery in order to keep guests comfortable. Below are the most beneficial natural gas features for hotels.
Natural gas a dependable energy source.
The hospitality industry is in the business of making guests as comfortable as possible, so it’s important to have a dependable energy source for comfort utilities, like space and hot water heating. Hotels need to have everything working at all times in order to provide comfort for their guests. Since gas pipelines connect directly to the property, they won’t experience any service disruptions.
It is more cost-efficient than electricity for certain utilities.
Natural gas is an affordable heating option. In the U.S., large hotels (those larger than 8,000 square feet) spend an annual average of $1.05/sf2 on electricity and $0.25/sf2 on natural gas. According to Éric Paquette, co-owner of Impéria Hôtels et Suites, “When it comes to heating and hot water, nothing can beat [natural gas] performance and profitability. Clients get a better level of comfort, and we are more than happy with the lower energy costs.” Because of its efficiency and dependability, natural gas is the perfect solution for hotels.
Natural gas produces heat faster than electricity
Hotels and guests benefit from:
Kitchens and laundries can be the most energy-intensive areas by square footage. Natural gas in commercial kitchen appliances allows for: