Gas death spiral will not help power utilities

With gas prices spiking upwards a death spiral is likely as household consumers switch over to electric appliances. However there may be no compensating reprieve for utilities through noticeably increased electricity consumption, thanks to a surprising discovery revealed in helping my parents disconnect from gas.

There is a persistent myth that methane gas is cheaper and better for the environment than electricity for heating of the home and water as well as cooking. I’ve been busting this myth via real world intervention, assisting friends and family to disconnect the gas supply for several years now.

But even I was surprised by what I discovered in helping my parents replace their gas central heater with the most energy efficient reverse-cycle air conditioner on the Australian market: Daikin’s Ururu Sarara.

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