If your home does not have an existing gas line, you may be thinking about installing one. Or maybe you have gas lines but never installed and connected any gas appliances in your home.
Gas lines offer a variety of benefits over other types of energy like electricity. When the power goes out, your gas lines will often still work. Gas heating can also be much more efficient than electric heating.
But installing a gas line is an extensive process. It actually takes a certified plumber to install a gas line because the pipes used for gas lines and water lines are very similar. If you’re interested in gas line installation, give our team a call. We can assess your home and outline your options. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the gas line installation process.
First, our team needs to determine where your closest gas source is. We will have to tap into those gas lines in order to run a supply to your home if you don’t already have one. This can include getting the appropriate permissions and permits to do the work. If you already have existing gas lines and you’re simply wanting to replace them or upgrade, that is a little simpler – but not by much.
Outlining a Plan
Once we know whether we are installing a new gas line or updating your existing gas line, we can begin the next steps. You want to have the correct type and size of pipes and fittings. Your particular area and household needs will influence our choices. We will also have to meet the requirements that are outlined by your local gas company.
First, we want to turn off your home’s gas supply, if there is one present, to make sure that we can safely install or replace the lines. Our team will double-check that the meter is not moving to ensure that the gas supply was turned off completely.
Then we can begin the actual installation. If we have to remove old gas lines, we will, and we will also dispose of those old pipes properly. Then we will install your new lines, and ensure that there is a completely airtight fit. If any gas leaks out, it can leave your home in danger of a fire. Gas fumes are also dangerous to breathe and can have negative impacts on your health.
Once the installation is complete, we will connect the gas lines to your appropriate appliances and make sure that everything is tightened and connected correctly. After we are sure that everything is complete, we will turn your gas back on and begin to test your appliances. This can include adjusting the flow of gas so that it meets your needs.
If you are new to having natural gas in your home, we always recommend at least one carbon monoxide detector, because even with the best installation a gas leak is possible.
Contact Affinity Gas Services today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. We’re “The Gas Efficiency Experts.”