Gas Fitting Services
Installation & Service Of Natural Gas Systems
Natural gas is a fossil fuel that forms when layers of buried plants are exposed to heat and pressure over a period of thousands of years. It is a non-renewable resource in that it cannot be replenished on a human time frame. Commonly used for cooking, heating, and even electricity generation, it can also be used as fuel for vehicles and as a chemical feedstock for manufacturing.
To use natural gas in your home or residential area, you must have a gas system installed. This system will allow gas to enter your home and will supply your gas appliances with the fuel they need to work. Gas systems need to be installed and maintained by a professional to ensure they work properly. Our experts can ensure your gas systems are working safely and with top performance.
Natural Gas Uses At Home
Natural gas is useful for many things in the home such as heating and cooking. Gas can cost less than electricity overall, and has a number of varied benefits such as fine control over stove temperature. Gas ranges can also be self-igniting, self-cleaning, and cost half of what an electric range will to operate. Many chefs prefer to use natural gas over electricity because of these quick heating and temperature control benefits.
Natural gas powered air conditioning is also coming back into existence with new technology. While initially more expensive compared to an electric unit, they pay for themselves in the long run. They also require less maintenance and are more efficient.
Natural Gas Appliances
Appliances that are powered by or that use natural gas are on the rise in popularity again, as they are more efficient and can cost less than electric appliances to buy and to run. Not only that, they require much less maintenance and have a longer lifespan. Popular gas appliances include ranges, heating, and cooling appliances, as well as:
- Clothes dryers
- Pool and jacuzzi heaters
- Outdoor lights
- And more!
These appliances are safer, more economical, and more efficient than other fuel sources. It is easy to supply gas to them as they can use the same pipes that supply gas to furnaces.
New Gas Installations
Natural gas and propane technologies have vastly improved over the last few years. There is a variety of highly efficient and reliable products available, and our technicians are experts in installing and servicing the best of them. From furnaces to water heaters, ranges to fireplaces, BBQs to boilers: you name it, and our technicians sell, install, maintain, and service the best brand names for it.
Let us help you enjoy the comfort and efficiency of today’s natural gas and propane appliances. Our Red Seal journeyman gas fitters are experts who are up to speed on all the latest technologies, giving you peace of mind and confidence that your safety and satisfaction are our number one priorities.
How To Maintain Your Gas System
When you have a gas system in your home, it is important to know what belongs to you and what belongs to the gas company that supplies the gas to your home. This is because you are accountable for certain areas and they are duty-bound to repair others. The gas company is responsible for the meter and everything that carries gas to your meter.
A homeowner is accountable for everything on their side of the meter, including:
- A gas meter located at the curb to the home (when the meter is not in juxtaposition with the home).
- From your gas meter to the appliances on your property.
- A meter located underground that leads to a structure, pool/spa heating control system, or other gas appliances.
Ensuring that these lines are maintained helps avoid hidden risks due to corrosion and leaks. These should be periodically inspected by a licensed professional plumber to identify any problems. Our expert technicians will help ensure that your gas lines are safe, even those buried underground.
Hire A Gas Professional
A natural gas system that is not maintained and repaired can be dangerous, and even deadly. More often than not a gas leak is caused by poor fittings, sub-par installations, bad maintenance, or even faulty appliances. Bad fittings let gas escape. Installations should always be made by an accredited technician, and appliances should not be second hand. It's helpful to have a carbon monoxide alarm in your home just in case of a leak. Call Plumbers 911 immediately for an inspection.