When most people think of the gas used for home appliances or heating, they think of natural gas. However, propane installation is another great option. Propane gas, which is a byproduct of petroleum refining and natural gas processing, can be an affordable alternative to electricity. Propane is also more reliable than electricity, because even when the power goes out, most propane appliances will continue to operate. Furthermore, it is environmentally friendly because it cannot be dissolved in water so it poses less risk to soil and ground water contamination than natural gas.
Before Propane Installation
Before you’re ready to have propane installed in your home, there are a few things you should consider:
- If you have existing natural gas lines, conversion kits and some replacement may be necessary.
- Tanks come in different sizes, and the amount you use will vary. Often, people order a larger tank than necessary to help reduce the number of times each year the tank needs to be filled.
- There are two options for tank placement: above ground and underground. Each option has benefits and drawbacks, so be sure to consider carefully. When in doubt, one of our certified service technicians can help you determine the best option.
THE ACTUAL INSTALLATION
The actual installation of the propane tank should be performed by a licensed technician. There are some things that you can do to reduce the cost, such as preparing the location of the tank, but the work of installing and connecting the propane tank must be performed by a professional.
Once the tank is in place, our installers will run all necessary lines and test the system for leaks. The most important thing to remember is that propane installation requires professional, licensed help.
If you have questions about the process or would like more information about propane installation in Myrtle Beach, Conway, Pawley’s Island or surrounding areas, call Dependable Service Plumbing & Air.One of our licensed technicians can provide a consultation to discuss your options and answer all of your questions.