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April 27, 2013

Norman home builder partners with ONG to build gas-powered concept home

NORMAN — Fillup your car in your home’s garage

After living in Oklahoma all his life, Dan Reeves understands the twists and turns Oklahoma weather can take. With more than two decades of home-building experience, Reeves works to make families cozy and comfortable no matter what’s going on outside.

That’s why he constructed a concept home in Carrington Lakes in Norman and partnered with Oklahoma Natural Gas to showcase gas-powered amenities. This home brings new meaning to the term “now we’re cooking with gas” with a CNG filing station in the garage.

Outdoor living items include a gas pizza oven, hot tub and heated pool, gas fireplace and gas heaters and gas lights. Inside, it has tankless hot water heaters, oven and dryer. Beyond these, a CNG-powered backup generator is one of the 15 clean-energy options Reeves engineered into the home.

ONG spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard said the number of natural gas amenities is impressive in its own right. But home owners will also feel the impact in their pocketbooks.

“It’s cleaner, more efficient and it’s going to save you money in the long run,” Ballard said. “Consumers are looking for that cleaner, greener fuel source and we feel like that’s what we are.”

Reeves said he’s confident he’s checked off all the boxes for those looking for environmentally-friendly, luxury living in the home at 4500 North Fields in Norman.

And with the ability to draw on up to 1.5-million BTUs of clean, abundant and cheap Oklahoma natural gas, homeowners will enjoy a reliable fuel source.

“Living in Oklahoma I can’t even begin to tell you how many times my electric has gone out,” said Reeves, who lives in Norman. “If you want a happy wife you need to have a backup generator. Natural gas doesn’t go out when the power goes out.”

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