Natural gas is affordable, clean, and renewable—a perfect alternative energy source. Approximately 62 million homes in the United States are heated with natural gas, and nearly half of American households use gas stoves. Other gas-powered appliances are rising in popularity, too. Although your initial investment may be higher, gas appliances tend to last longer, are less expensive to operate, and require less maintenance than electric options.
Natural gas is conveyed from the main gas line throughout your home by pipes, just like your water supply. Until recently, black iron was the industry standard for gas piping. Now, most professionals recommend flexible gas line, also known as corrugated stainless steel tubing or CSST. The new material is less expensive per linear foot and it’s easier to install, which translates into decreased labor costs. Most importantly, CSST requires far fewer connections and fittings, minimizing the risk of gas leaks.
Transitioning from oil, coal, or electric energy to natural gas requires professional assistance. A qualified plumber can help you think through the costs and benefits of gas and will work with you to develop a project plan and make good decisions about materials and installation. A pro can also help you understand the risks of using natural gas.
As with all things homeownership, a bit of prevention goes a long way, and annual gas line inspections can detect and prevent dangerous leaks. When needed, gas pipe repairs are typically inexpensive.
Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer has been inspecting, installing, and repairing gas lines in St. Louis homes for more than 30 years. Our family owned business prides itself on our solid reputation in the community. Give us a call and see for yourself why our loyal customers won’t use anyone else!
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