Many homeowners are making the switch to natural gas but don’t know where to start. It’s important to know what requirements need to be met and the proper steps to convert your home. Here’s a guide to natural gas conversion.
Why make the switch?
Natural gas is cheaper and more efficient than electricity, and it’s better for the environment. While you’ll have to pay hundreds of dollars to bring a gas line to your home and natural gas appliances cost more upfront, they’ll save you money in the long run. Natural gas is also the cleanest fossil fuel, and it can greatly reduce your home’s carbon footprint.
How to Convert to Gas
To convert to gas appliances, homeowners must take the following steps:
- Start by seeing if there’s already a gas connection to your home. If not, call your local gas company to see if service is available.
- Apply for natural gas connection with your natural gas company.
- Find a gas plumber to install your gas line and meter.
It’s important to hire a certified, trustworthy gas plumber for the job. An experienced contractor will be able to walk you through the installation process in detail and cater to your specific needs. This will ensure that your gas line and meter meet the correct requirements.
Natural gas, just like electricity, comes with certain safety concerns, including carbon monoxide poisoning, natural gas exposure and explosions. To protect against the hazards of natural gas, ensure that your home has proper ventilation and install carbon monoxide detectors. If you ever smell rotten eggs or suspect damage to your gas line, exit the home and call your gas plumber right away, as high levels of natural gas are extremely explosive and dangerous to your health.
If you’re ready to convert your home to natural gas, contact the experts at Mission Air Conditioning and Plumbing. When you’re ready for gas installation, we’ll walk you through the process and make sure that the job is done right. With Mission AC, you’ll know that your family is safe in your gas-powered home.
For more information or to schedule gas line services, contact Mission AC today.