There are many types of appliances that can be fueled by gas such as hot water heaters, stoves, ranges, grills, and even dryers. On top of these, patio heaters and fireplaces are also popular choices when looking for gas applications. Opting for natural gas appliances has a lot of advantages, including but not limited to:
- You can save money on electricity bills
- They are more eco-friendly because gas burns cleaner than solid fuels
- They offer a more localized source of heat
- They are highly versatile and responsive to adjustments
If you are moving into a new home that needs to be fitted with new gas lines, or are merely adding more to your current house, then you would understandably want to know what you are paying for. There are 5 main factors that go into how much it would cost to install a gas line, namely:
Factor #1: The Length and Size Of The Gas Line
Longer distances and larger pipe will both add cost to the installation due to the additional and more expensive materials required, as well as potential additional labor cost. The size of your gas meter and gas service available from your utility company; the distance from the gas source to the appliance location(s); and the total number of gas appliances in your home all factor into determining the length and size of the gas line(s) that you will need.
Factor #2: Where The New Gas Pipe Is Located
Ease of access is a critical factor in the cost of the installation. If the pipe must be installed in hard-to-reach locations, such as through a finished basement ceiling, that will increase the amount of labor required and may also require special, more expensive materials. For outdoor gas lines, if the line must run underground, a trench will need to be dug or a hole will need to be bored (for example, if going under a driveway), which also adds cost to the project.
Factor #3: How Many Appliances Need To Be Connected
If you need multiple gas appliances connected to the new gas line, this will increase labor time and materials needed to cover it all.
Factor #4: The Type Of Material Used
Different types of pipe and other materials are used depending on the location, application, and accessibility.. Your contractor should be able to determine which one is best for your specific situation while also taking into consideration your local safety code requirements.
The most common types of pipe used for natural gast are:
- Black iron
- High-Density Polyethylene
- Flexible Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing
Factor #5: The Contractor Hired
Different companies will have varying rates. When choosing a contractor, consider::
- How long the company has been around
- Their team’s training and experience
- If they have all the necessary permits and licenses to operate
- The quality of customer service and speed of response times to inquiries
Here at The Gas Connection, we pride ourselves in prioritizing quality labor and materials over cheap alternatives. You can be sure to enjoy long lasting gas line installations when you partner with TGC. We also specialize in tackling the toughest jobs and finding ways to route gas lines through hard-to-access areas in the most cost-efficient way possible. Contact The Gas Connection today if you have questions about installing a gas line in your home or business.