Natural Gas Lighting

    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 in North America and Europe for much of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. That same technology, perfected over more than 100 years, remains one of two technologies for outdoor natural gas lamps on the market today. A Primary Light Source Lamps using a gas mantle, also called a Welsbach mantle, are sometimes used as a primary outdoor lighting source. A single gas mantle generates the same amount of light as a 50-watt electric bulb, but uses the energy of a pilot light. "They are similar to what you see in a Coleman camping…
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  • Natural gas generator

    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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  • Cozy Space Heat

    On chilly mornings, there’s nothing like a warm and cozy home. Achieving a comfortable temperature in a cost-effective, earth-friendly way can make even the nippiest day more bearable. Space heaters can offer a cost-effective solution for heating a small space or supplementing inadequate heating in certain areas of your home, according to the U.S. Department […]
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  • Natural gas pilot light service

    Free Pre-Season Services

    You can’t get much better than free! Now through October 31, Southeast Gas is providing free pre-season service calls for customers who need their pilots lit. Cooler temperatures are closer than you think. It’s almost time enjoy your fireplace for the first time this season or get cozy around your space heater. Southeast Gas Service […]
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