Natural gas is cost-effective and efficient and works especially well for providing heat in colder climates like Alberta’s winter, but many people find that the most significant benefit is convenience. Transitioning to a gas-fired appliance will require installing a gas line, but the ongoing maintenance and ease of use are typically much better than the alternatives. For example, gas stoves heat food instantly and with great control, gas barbecues don’t require refilling propane tanks, and gas fireplaces do not require stockpiling and chopping wood.