Natural gas and propane are common resources used in many different home appliances, specifically in cooking and heating systems. Since it is cheap, easily available, and produces a lot of heat (compared to what is burned), it is the preferred method for heating/cooking in many areas like Richmond and Charlottesville.
In order for gas to be an effective means to heat or cook, you need constant access to the source and the piping has to be functioning correctly for your system to produce. Robinson’s Plumbing Services offers a variety of gas line services throughout Charlottesville, Richmond and neighboring counties. If you need gas line services, call us today to schedule an appointment. We can provide service for all of your gas line needs.
Installing gas piping is very dangerous, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. Both natural gas and propane are highly combustible, which is why they are great resources for your home. However, any mistake during installation can have serious consequences. In fast, it is illegal in many cities to install gas lines without the proper permits.
If you need a natural gas or propane line installed, please don’t try to do it yourself. Find a professional you trust to handle it, so that it will be done effectively and safely.
Just like any other system in your home, problems can occur in gas lines. It’s important to be able to recognize when there’s a problem in your line, so that you can have it repaired as soon as possible. Watch for sudden drops in output from your gas appliances. This may indicate a leak in the line or blockage. While a leakage will most definitely increase your utility bill, both can be harmful if not addressed. If such an issue exists, please call us immediately to have our of our professionals come out to evaluate and remedy the situation.
Gas Fixture Installation
If you’ve ever had a gas fireplace, you know the feeling when you flick the switch and immediately have a fire in your living room. Robinson’s Plumbing Services can install not only gas fireplaces, but an array of other gas fixtures as well:
- Gas grills
- Gas stove tops
- Water heaters
- Tankless water heaters
Heating water is the second-largest expense in most homes, and natural gas is an energy efficient way to do it. Depending on your local utility costs, gas water heaters are typically cheaper to operate than electric. While they cost more upfront, based on energy savings, gas heaters can make up the difference in price in about one year. Call us if you need a gas water heater serviced or installed or if you have any questions about which kind of water heater would be best for your home.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are a newer alternative to traditional tank models. They heat cold water on demand only as you need it, instead of maintain a tank full of hot water. That makes them more efficient than standard tank models, but they’re also more expensive to buy and install. Another important consideration for tankless models is your water use on a daily basis. Tankless water heaters can’t always handle hot water needs in high-demand homes. View more information on tank vs. tankless.