Whether you’re having a gas line hooked up to your home for the first time, or you’re interested in gas line installation for your barbecue or a kitchen stove, there are many ways to benefit from the efficiency and cost-effectiveness that natural gas has to offer.
The Benefits of a Gas Line Installation
Of course the #1 benefit of a natural gas line is that you never have to worry about empty propane tanks again when it’s barbecue time!
- natural gas is reliable, cost-effective, convenient, clean, and abundant
- you can enjoy the many benefits natural gas has to offer by running a gas line to household appliances like barbecues, a garage heater, or gas fireplace
- when performed by licensed professionals, a gas line installation is a straightforward and relatively inexpensive way to add value to your home or business
Things to Expect When Having a Gas Line Installed
The first step to having a gas line installed is choosing a contractor to do the work. The plumbing contractor will apply for any required permits. The plumbing contractor will install the equipment and run a gas line to your meter. Once all of the work is completed, a gas inspector from the town in which you live will visit. This will ensure that the installation has been performed properly. Note, if no inspector visits your home, the contractor didn’t take out a permit. Without a permit, your insurance company may not cover you if any issues arise following the installation.
Preparing for a Gas Line Installation
The contractor you hire should come to your home or business to do a proper site analysis. Before any installation work begins, there are a couple of things you can do to prepare. The first is to ensure you mark any non-public utilities, such as underground irrigation systems.
You will also need to ensure, in advance, that any structures, HVAC, electrical, etc. systems that will be affected by or involved with the gas line installation are sound. Also that they don’t require any modifications or repairs. If extra work is required, you can expect to have to pay for it.