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10 Commonly Asked Questions about Natural Gas

  What is natural gas? Natural gas—the earth’s cleanest fossil fuel—is used extensively in residential, commercial and industrial applications, mainly for generating electricity and heat. Natural gas is actually a mixture of gases which are rich in hydrocarbons. However, natural gas is not used in its pure form; before consumption, it must be processed and converted into cleaner fuel. Read more about what exactly natural gas is here.  Where does natural gas come from? Natural gas is formed deep beneath the earth’s surface, near other...

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Propane vs Natural Gas: Differences and Similarities

Gas is the number one consumer energy choice for heating homes and businesses. However, the term ‘gas’ is sometimes used without defining if it is natural gas or propane. While both fuels are very similar, they are not identical. There are many differences between the fuel sources, from their source, to physical properties, to costs. Here we dig a bit deeper into each type of fuel. Natural gas vs propane Natural gas is a fossil energy source that formed deep beneath the earth’s surface from decomposed organic matter, and was buried...

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Gas safety: Natural gas explosions are too common

It’s been almost a year since the September 13, 2018 gas explosion in Boston, MA that killed one person and forced the evacuation of 30,000 people from their homes. The series of explosions and fires affected approximately forty homes. The cause was determined to be excessive pressure in natural gas lines owned by Columbia Gas of Massachusetts. Since then, utility companies have been pushed to improve safety and update old infrastructure—an expensive proposition. Cities that have replaced the often century-old pipelines have significantly...

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Electricity Vs Natural Gas: Which is greener?

Do you give much thought to fuel source when installing appliances, upgrading outdoor appliances, or plumbing a new Arizona business or home? Homes require a source of energy for heating, cooling, appliances and more. No means currently exists to generate all our power from renewable sources. That means all the energy used in our homes will have some form of impact on the environment. While scientists are actively looking for less environmentally harmful energy sources—with the eventual goal of 100 percent renewable energy—consumers should be...

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Is your backyard summer ready?

Are you tired of your drab backyard and pool area that doesn’t quite keep up with the Jones’? It’s not too late to get your backyard into pristine condition. With a little help from RP Gas Piping, you can transform your boring backyard into a beautiful oasis where you can sit and sip a glass of wine while entertaining guests or watching the kids have fun in the pool. 1. Add a natural gas pool heater to your swimming pool: A gas pool heater can make a big difference to your enjoyment of your outdoor pool, year round. An electric heater takes...

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Choosing the right outdoor grill for your Arizona home

  In Arizona we’re blessed with outdoor grilling weather almost year round. Unlike our northern counterparts, we don’t have to worry about frigid temperatures or snow putting paid to winter patio plans! Summer on the horizon means even more dinners cooked on the outside grill rather than over a hot stove indoors. Outdoor grilling is an Arizona lifestyle. Can anything beat sipping of a glass of wine or enjoying a cold beer as you flip steaks, entertain friends and watch the kids play in the pool or backyard? Buying a new backyard BBQ can...

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Gas Leak: 6 Steps to Safety

A natural gas leak is one of the most dangerous situations Arizona homeowners can face. Even the smallest leak puts your home, your business and your family at risk. Natural gas leaks can lead to fires and explosions, and, if the gas is not burned completely, to carbon monoxide poisoning. Would you know what to do?

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4 Signs You Might Need A Gas Line Repair or Repipe

Would you know if a gas line on your property in Arizona needed repair? A defective gas line is a serious concern that can not only affect your home, property, and appliances, but also the health and safety of those living in it—your family.

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Do You Know If You Have Natural Gas Lines On Your Property?

Did you know, private/house gas lines after the gas meter on your property or place of business in Arizona are your responsibility to inspect, maintain and repair, not the gas companies? Most homeowners and business owners will be aware of whether or not there is a natural gas supply and meter to their home, but many do not know the number of and where the actual gas lines are located on their property, or if they are underground or above ground.

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5 Ways Buildings Owners Save Money From A New Gas System With Individual Gas Meters

Owning a multi-unit complex, resort, RV park, private, or corporate business in Arizona with a master gas meter comes with it a myriad of challenges, but installing a new gas system, with individual gas meters can save a lot of headaches…and money!

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