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Converting Your Home to Natural Gas

Why convert to natural gas?

For reliability, comfort and convenience, no energy source comes close to providing as much value as natural gas. You can cook, take a hot shower or bath, and stay warm by a fire, even when the electricity is out, thanks to the reliable underground delivery of natural gas. You'll feel warmer and have abundant hot water for washing clothes, cleaning dishes and bathing your kids, thanks to the comfort provided by natural gas.

What are you waiting for?

Contact a local HVAC contractor to:

  • Verify that natural gas is available in your neighborhood/street
  • Discuss and identify the best equipment and appliance options for your house
  • Arrange for a free estimate
  • Answer any questions and assist you throughout the conversion process until all work is completed

Glossary:

Terms you'll hear when discussing a conversion:

  • AFUE: (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) standard efficiency ratings for furnaces used to calculate and compare annual operating costs.
  • Clearance: The amount of space necessary for equipment, appliances and components to operate safely and properly.
  • Combustion Air: Air introduced to equipment or appliances to ensure safe, efficient operation.
  • DOE Energy Guide: The yellow U.S. Department of Energy information label affixed to equipment or appliances that shows annual operating efficiencies and comparisons of the amount of energy used.
  • Fuel Line: Gas lines running from your gas meter, inside your home to equipment and appliances.
  • Inspection: Approval by a local building inspector that all equipment and appliance installations meet certain codes and standards.
  • Main: The underground line that carries natural gas to the service line, which carries gas to our meter and then on to your appliances.
  • Meter: A measuring device that calculates how much gas you are using.
  • Permit: Inspector's written approval that equipment or appliance installations meet certain codes and may therefore be used in the manner specified.
  • Riser: Gas pipe coming out of the ground and to which your gas meter is attached.
  • Venting: System that allows the by-products of combustion to exit your home, like a chimney does for a fireplace.

To learn about installing a new system, check out A New System in 3 Easy Steps