Going Green: Spring Landscaping

    Well-managed landscapes help extend the energy efficiency offered by natural gas and complement outdoor living spaces populated by natural gas appliances. Grass is 31 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than asphalt and 20 degrees cooler than bare soil, according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). And trees shading homes can reduce attic temperatures by as much as 40 degrees. “Spring is the perfect time to prepare lawns and landscapes for the warm-weather season ahead,” said Missy Henriksen, vice president, public affairs, NALP. The first step is to inspect trees and shrubs for broken and damaged branches, she said. Prune dead branches, pull up old annuals and thin perennials. Be sure to check around natural gas meters and appliances to remove branches, leaves or other debris that might block vents or air intakes to ensure safety and maximize energy efficiency. Rake fallen leaves and dead foliage that can smother new plants…
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  • Southeast Gas Partners with Coach Safely

    Southeast Gas recently joined the Coach Safely Foundation as a partner in the statewide effort to address public concerns about sports injuries for younger athletes (14 and younger). The Southeast Gas Board of Directors, representing 14 cities in the southeast region of Alabama, embraced the Coach Safely program, which provides an educational course for local […]
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    Lighting the Way: Natural Gas Provides Reliable and Elegant Outdoor Lighting

    In the 1880s, Austrian chemist and engineer Carl Auer von Welsbach invented the gas mantle. It is a mesh fabric bag infused with a chemical and metal solution that generates a bright white light when heated by a gas flame. The technology greatly improved gas lighting. Soon lamps using gas mantles filled streets and homes […]
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    Peace of Mind: Natural Gas Generators Keep the Heat On

    Many homeowners are buying natural gas generators to ensure that when the grid goes down, the lights, the heat and refrigerator always stay on. “When it comes to power outages, natural gas is an excellent fuel choice by virtue of its availability,” said Jacob VanWormer, associate product manager, Generac Power Systems. “As natural gas is […]
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