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News

May 2008
Natural Gas Myths, Debunked

The MYTH
Only people who get electricity from Walton EMC can get natural gas from Walton EMC Natural Gas.

The TRUTH
Walton EMC Natural Gas serves gas customers from all over the state of Georgia. If you are on Atlanta Gas Light pipelines, you can get gas from us.

The MYTH
Having a carbon monoxide (CO) detector in the house will protect me against CO poisoning.

The TRUTH
A CO detector is only helpful if it functions properly. That means checking the batteries every six months and changing them when needed. You also need to replace your CO detector according to manufacturer's instructions, usually after five years.

The MYTH
If there is a gas leak, I will be able to smell it.

The TRUTH
Though many people can smell the rotten egg odor that is associated with natural gas, the scent may not be discernable to all noses. Natural gas itself is odorless, but the rotten egg scent is added to it to make it more distinguishable. If you do smell gas, call Atlanta Gas Light at 770/907-4231 (inside Metro Atlanta) or 877/427-4321 (outside Metro Atlanta).

The MYTH
Buying more efficient appliances will immediately save me money and reduce my gas bill.

The TRUTH
More efficient appliances only save money if they are properly sized for your home and your uses. And while energy efficient appliances save money in the long run, the rate of return on your investment could take a while - which means don't expect to see a drastic drop in your bill. Instead, look at the long-term investment of a new appliance.

The MYTH
All gas marketers charge the same price for natural gas.

The TRUTH
The price of gas varies from marketer to marketer, sometimes with a significant difference between the lowest and the highest price. Marketers charge different rates for the amount of gas you use as well as customer service charges. Walton EMC Natural Gas is consistently one of the lowest priced marketers. Visit psc.state.ga.us to compare our rates with other marketers.

The MYTH
Paying a lower price for natural gas means I have to sacrifice service.

The TRUTH
Having the lowest price doesn't have to mean that you get poor customer service. In March, Walton EMC had the lowest prices and zero customer service complaints to the Public Service Commission (PSC), the governing body for natural gas marketers. In fact, Walton EMC Natural Gas typically has the fewest complaints of all the marketers.

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