Gas Line Installation: The Benefits & What to Expect
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 garage heater, there are many ways to benefit from the efficiency and cost-effectiveness that natural gas has to offer.
The following is meant to give you an idea of some of the ways you can outfit your home to take advantage of natural gas’ many benefits, as well as what to expect during a gas line installation.
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
What 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. Depending on where it is that you’re having a gas line installed (i.e. is it the main gas line to the house or a gas line for a garage heater or barbecue), the plumbing contractor will apply for any required permits, install the equipment and run a fuel line to your meter. Once all of the work is completed, a gas inspector from the city in which you live will visit to ensure that the installation has been performed properly. Note, if no inspector visits your home, the contractor didn’t take out a permit, and without a permit, your insurance company may not cover you if any issues arise following the installation.
Preparing for a Gas Line Installation
While the contractor you hire to install your gas line 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, don’t require any modifications or repairs. If extra work is required, you can expect to have to pay for it.
If you have questions about residential or commercial gas line installations, please don’t hesitate to contact us: (306) 343-9576.