When buying a gas grill, you have a choice as to what gas will fuel your barbecue. You can use a portable propane tank, or attach it to a natural gas line. Some barbecues can even be converted from propane to natural gas. Just contact Barbecues Galore to discuss gas options (we even promise to laugh at all of your gas-related jokes).
There are a few advantages that natural gas has over propane. First, it has lower ongoing costs. Natural gas can be as low as a third the cost of propane. It also is more energy efficient, although both propane and natural gas burn quite cleanly. The convenience of natural gas is another advantage. Because you can hook your barbecue right into the main natural gas line, you never have to go to the gas station and fill up a tank.
Propane also has its advantages over natural gas. Propane burns hotter than natural gas, so you may not get quite the same sear on a natural gas-fueled grill. For this reason, some barbecue purists say propane is the true grilling experience. If you have a propane barbecue you also have the opportunity to bring it to a remote location, like a cottage, because of the portable tank. With a propane barbecue, you also don’t have the up-front cost and hassle of connecting it to the natural gas main line.