November 2020 – Did You Know?

DID YOU KNOW? About converting appliances to natural gas… • The first step in converting your home appliances to natural gas is reaching out to a natural gas provider in your area. They will help you find out whether gas is available in your neighborhood and give you a cost estimate. Once you choose your equipment, your natural gas provider will bring a gas line to your home. You will then work with a plumber to install your new natural gas equipment and schedule an inspection. Once your equipment passes inspection, the gas company will install a meter. Finally, you will remove any old equipment, like an oil tank, from your property, possibly by working with a contractor. • Some natural gas appliances, such as gas furnaces, require electricity, but other gas appliances do not need electricity at all, such as zero-clearance gas fireplaces, gas barbeques and gas stoves. • In some states, you may need to get certain government approvals or permits to convert. • Many propane furnaces, fireplaces and some stoves can be converted to natural gas simply by changing the energy input. Hot water tanks vary. To convert heating and some appliances, you’ll need to work with a contractor and/or plumber. You can look up your appliance’s information with the manufacturer to find out more. • The cost to convert varies widely depending on the length of a new gas line that needs to be run and the amount of time it takes.
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