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What Features In Your Home Use the Gas Line?

Natural gas is a popular choice for powering home appliances, but many of us don’t know which of our appliances, if any use it. This is true especially if you’re renting a house or just recently bought your home. Let’s talk about popular natural gas appliances.

What is natural gas?

Natural gas is a popular alternative to electricity when powering many appliances. Not only is it much cheaper than electricity (which can save you big time on utility bills), but it’s also much more environmentally friendly. Natural gas is used in appliances that require heat, and they work by burning the gas rather than by using an electric heating element.

Popular Gas Appliances

If you’d like to find out which of your appliances are or could be gas-powered, think of appliances that use heat.

  • Ranges. If your stove uses a flame rather than heating coils, you have a gas range. These are much preferred by chefs for their more efficient cooking. Cooking with your range also costs less if it uses gas.
  • Water Heaters. Your water heater is gas-powered if it has a pilot light, a small flame that stays lit to ignite the burner when the heater turns on. Gas water heaters are more efficient than electric heaters.
  • Furnaces. Just like with your water heater, you have a gas furnace if there’s a pilot light. On some models, you’ll be able to look through the furnace vents and see it.
  • Grills. If you have a fire grill, it will either be permanently installed with a gas line or portable with a propane tank. An electric grill will most likely be portable and have an electrical cord.
  • Fireplaces. If you don’t have a wood-burning fireplace but it still burns a fake log with real flames, it’s a gas fireplace. While these are more authentic-looking than electric fireplaces, they aren’t as efficient and can be seen as unnecessary gas expenses.

Gas Line Installation

If you want to switch to gas appliances (or switch to electric), you can. It can be pretty pricey to have gas lines installed or rerouted, and buying a new appliance is a big investment in itself. However, the added expense of installing gas appliances is paid for over time in lower utility bills. If you’re switching to electric, you’ll have to pay to get gas lines capped, which is typically much less than installation.

For an experienced gas plumber, contact Parker & Sons Plumbing today.

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What Our Customers Say

Fast & Reliable

Very fast response. Reliable and even let us do some of the work to keep costs down. Really worked with us to sort through alternatives to find the best solution. I have used them about 5 years ago and will certainlycall them again if I ever need anything.

Roberta C.

Very Knowledgeable

I recently had several plumbing leaks repaired and couldn’t be happier with the prompt service I received from Parker and Sons. They are very knowledgeable, friendly, reasonably priced, and do quality work. I would definitely recommend them to my family and everyone. I would trust them to repair any leak in the house.

Stacey C.

Amazing Service!!!

Amazing service!!! Called and came the same day within 2 hrs. Our toilet had to be re-fitted and snaked. They did a beautiful job on the re-fitting and got the large piece of plastic out of the toilet. Will definitely be recommending them to friends and family. Great service, great people, hard to find these days!!!

Shakira C.

Excellent Service!

Excellent Service! We had some work done on our kitchen and Parker and Sons were able to come out to our house and help us with our remodel. Great guys and great service. I would recommend them to anyone needing a plumber service.

Brad B.

Great to Work With

Jim and his guys are great to work with. Had Parker & Sons come out to take a look at an AC unit at one of my rental properties. Unit is in the attic. Had to replace a coil on it and did a great job. Will definitely use again.

Jeff C.

Amazing Staff!

I have referred Parker and Sons to all of my customers and I would not think of referring anybody else. They have been great and very punctual. All of the plumbers and office staff have been amazing!

Miguel B.

Reasonable Prices

I was in good hands today with journeyman plumber Mark Rizley. He remained until all was better than before. He replaced a PRV and improved a mediocre repair recently done by another well known local company. The price remained reasonable despite the extra effort needed for the job. Well done Mark! Parker and Sons will be my first call in the future.

Todd D.

Fantastic Company!

This is a fantastic company with outstanding professionalism, quality of work, and customer service. While their prices are extremely competitive, their work doesn’t feel cheap like some of the companies you can hire of off Craigslist or on a FB yard sale page. This is a reputable company with proven work and licensed, skilled technicians.

Ben A.

Fair Prices & Excellent Work

Have used Parker & Sons 3 different times, once for a huge complex plumbing repair and twice for smaller jobs. Fair prices and excellent work/fast response time every time.

Kristy K.