Let’s talk about how you can:
- Prioritize natural gas in your home search
- Switch to natural gas to transform your home
- Find a natural gas provider in your area
Homebuyers: Look for natural gas when you buy your dream home.
To make sure you’re getting the biggest bang for your buck when you’re house hunting, ask:
- Does this home have natural gas stoves?
- Is this home heated with a natural gas furnace or boiler? What about the hot water tank?
- Does the dryer run on natural gas?
If the answer to any of those questions is no, you can ask your realtor if the home’s appliances can be converted to natural gas – or contact your local natural gas provider using the search function below for more information.
Once you’ve chosen a home that’s comfortable and efficient all year round thanks to natural gas, your family can start reaping the benefits!
To learn more, connect with a natural gas provider in your area using the search function below.
Remodelers: Make the Switch and Transform Your Home
Talk about a return on investment! Even if you need to reroute a gas line and install gas appliances, you might save money in the long run.
How can I convert my home to natural gas?
First, reach out to a natural gas provider in your area using the search function below. They will help you find out whether gas is available in your neighborhood, and give you a cost estimate.
Next, you’ll choose your equipment, and your natural gas provider will bring a gas line to your home. Then, you’ll work with a plumber to install your new natural gas equipment and schedule an inspection.
Once your equipment passes inspection, the gas company will install a meter. Finally, you’ll remove any old equipment, like an oil tank, from your property, possibly by working with a contractor.
And that’s it – home upgrade accomplished!
When should I look into a natural gas provider when renovating/building a home?
The earlier, the better. In some states, you may need to get certain government approvals or permits. Your natural gas provider can help give you the lowdown.
How can I convert my appliances to natural gas?
It depends on the appliance! Most propane furnaces, fireplaces and some stoves can be converted to natural gas simply by changing the energy input. Hot water tanks vary. To convert heating and some appliances, you’ll need to work with a contractor and/or plumber.
You can look up your appliance’s information with the manufacturer to find out more. And when it comes down to the nitty-gritty questions, the easiest way to get answers is to work with a local natural gas provider.
How much does it cost to hook up natural gas to a home?
The cost varies widely depending on the length of a new gas line that needs to be run and the amount of time it takes. You can get a more detailed quote and guidance from a local natural gas provider.
Of course, you can also balance all upfront costs against the long-term savings of using natural gas – up to 30% on your monthly energy bills!
Find an expert
Many companies offer some natural gas services. But, it’s best to work with experts who know all about natural gas. Enter your ZIP code to find the Natural Gas Genius utility partner nearest you.
Note: this is not a comprehensive list of all gas providers and only includes not-for-profit gas utilities and Natural Gas Genius partners. If you don’t see a provider in your area, try using your state’s utility regulatory body.