30 Jul Why Homeowners Are Switching to Gas Lines
If your appliances are all powered by electricity, why would you waste money on installing gas lines when you don’t need them? As homeowners are discovering, there are actually very good reasons for making the switch. Read on to discover why installing gas lines may be a smart decision for your home (and why you want a licensed professional to do the work).
Gas Lines Add Efficiency to Your Home Comfort Systems
In general, gas is less expensive to use than electricity. While you may have to pay more for gas appliances up front, you’ll save money on energy bills over time. That doubles when you have multiple gas appliances—you can save up to 30 percent on utilities if you switch to gas systems, including furnaces and ovens.
Gas also makes appliances operate more efficiently by providing direct heat to your appliances and home. When cooking, the heat is consistent and evenly distributed over the entire pan or griddle area. You always get the exact amount of heat you need, which reduces energy waste. Similarly, that direct heat helps your heating system run more efficiently, too. Gas furnaces are more responsive to temperature adjustments than electric units and act as a more localized heat source for your home. This means if you bump up the thermostat, your system will waste less time and money distributing heat throughout your house.
You Can Add Gas Appliances Anytime, Anywhere
Once you install gas lines, you can expand them to connect:
- Furnaces and boilers
- Outdoor cooking areas
- New gas ranges
- Indoor and outdoor fireplaces
Call a Licensed Professional to Help You Install Gas Lines
Gas line installation is NOT something you should do yourself. It requires extreme caution and strict adherence to proper procedures—not to mention an official license. Only trained professionals can properly install or repair gas lines and ensure that all work is up to code. These precautions help avoid potentially lethal gas leaks and the dangerous health hazards they can cause, such as headaches, dizziness, and nausea.
Ready to Install Gas Lines?
The Cliff Bergin & Associates team is filled with licensed professionals. We have extensive experience with gas line installation and repair, from replacing corroded gas piping to swapping out electric lines for gas ones. When you’re ready for an upgrade to connect a new Carrier® system—or any heating, cooling, and plumbing services you may need—call us at 262-242-2456 or contact us online.