How an outdoor natural gas line can supercharge your backyard experience this summer

Here’s a pop quiz for you: what is buried underground but still has the energy to cook your food?

The answer? Natural gas lines, of course! Homeowners will have natural gas lines installed at their homes for a variety of reasons. These gas lines may be used to fuel appliances, hot water heaters, outdoor heaters, or barbecues.

You, too, can enjoy all that a natural gas line has to offer – but safety should come first, and a professional installer should always be involved. Read on to learn more and find out how the home comfort pros here at Applewood Air can help you.


What are the benefits of natural gas lines?

Having a natural gas line in your backyard can offer the benefits of convenience and warmth for your outdoor space. You will never again have to refill a propane tank for the backyard barbecue. Imagine having all your food ready for a big family get-together in your backyard, only to find out that your propane tank is empty! Replacing it quickly can be a stressful hassle and having a natural gas line removes this worry.

Additionally, natural gas burns cleaner than propane. You will not have to worry about the fumes from the propane ending up on your food or clouding the backyard while you have guests over.

Natural gas piping can also fuel an outdoor heating source. If you are building a deck or new patio, consider the benefits of having a fireplace, firepit, or patio heater included in this space. This will allow you to extend the patio season for your family into Ontario’s cooler fall and spring seasons.

You will also be able to create a feeling of warmth and welcome for your guests with a comfortable, heated outdoor space.


The importance of safety

Safety should come as a top priority for homeowners who are considering a natural gas line installation.

Natural gas lines must be installed professionally to adhere to safety and building codes. Having a professional install your natural gas line will ensure efficient operation and longevity of the connections. Wrongly-sized or improperly installed fittings, for example, can cause dangerous situations and long-term problems within a gas line.

Professional installation of natural gas lines also comes with the assurance of a warranty and equipment tune-ups. Over time, bell joint or spigot seals in the gas lines and pipe fittings can become cracked or dried out. Joints and connectors in the piping can also lose their protective layer to corrosion. It is important to keep these in good working condition for the safe and efficient operation of the piping.


Here at Applewood Air, we employ certified gasfitters for our natural gas installation jobs because safety and customer satisfaction is our number one priority. We give you the comfort of knowing that the job has been done right.

If you are considering supercharging your outdoor space this summer with a new installation of natural gas piping into your barbecue, outdoor appliances, firepits or more – give us a call! We offer same day service which is available 24/7 and have over 45 years of experience in the industry. We look forward to serving you!

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