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Gas Line Installation: What You Need to Know

gas-line-installationHave you been getting by with electrically powered HVAC units but are ready to make the switch to gas? Or perhaps you’re upgrading your heating system and need to extend your current gas lines. Whatever your reason for a new gas line installation, you’ve come to the right place!

There are a number of benefits to using natural gas-powered appliances in your home. It burns clean and gas appliances are appropriately designed for residential use. But in the wrong—inexperienced—hands, working with gas lines can be a hazardous job. To ensure the safety of your home, your family, and even your immediate neighbors, be sure to only trust licensed professionals for your Highlands Ranch, CO gas line installation.

A Focus on Safety

Safely installing gas piping starts with accurate installation, with the right materials and right installers. Our professionals will ensure that your gas licone is appropriately sized for its intended purpose, and that it is installed with your safety in mind. Attempting to install your gas piping on your own can result in hazards such as fire, explosion, or even a gas leak later on down the road. The same goes for gas line repairs and routine gas line maintenance.

The Dangers of a Gas Leak

Today’s gas piping and gas-powered appliances are developed with your safety in mind, and so long as your gas piping is professionally installed and maintained, you shouldn’t have an issue with the lines. However, gas leaks are always a possibility. It’s important to be aware and attentive if you ever smell a sulfuric, “rotten egg” odor in your home.

Since natural gas has no odor on its own, this smell is added by your installers or the utility company to alert you to a gas leak in your home. What’s vital to keep in mind is that the reason natural gas is so widely popular is due to how combustible it is—but this means that a gas leak is that much more dangerous.

If You Suspect a Gas Leak

If you fear you may have a gas leak in your home, exit the property immediately and give the utility company a call, or dial 911. Do not flip any electrical switches, unplug anything, or even turn off any gas-powered appliances that are currently running. Doing so can cause a spark to ignite.

As mentioned above, one sign that you may have a gas leak is the “rotten egg” odor. Another common indication that a gas leak is occurring is a hissing noise. This is a bit rarer as it applies only to those gas lines that are readily accessible. However, if you hear this noise, be sure to alert someone else to it, even if you don’t detect a smell. One last sign to look out for is dying vegetation in specific areas of your yard, as leaking gas will kill anything around it.

For a professional gas line installation without all the stress and worry, simply contact the professionals at APC Plumbing & Heating. We have someone in your neighborhood today!

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