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Why Cathodic Protection for Underground Propane Tanks is Necessary

on Sep 10, 2021

Do you have cathodic protection for your underground propane tank? Underground propane tanks are designed to be buried completely in the ground, making them attractive options for property owners. However, they are also prone to corrosion when exposed to soil, leading to potentially disastrous gas leaks. Cathodic protection protects your underground propane tank...

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What are the Advantages of Natural Gas?

on Aug 5, 2021

Have you ever been curious about the advantages of natural gas? Are you thinking of making the switch from conventional power, but you’re not sure if it will be worthwhile? Here, we’ll discuss all the benefits of natural gas in the hope it helps you to understand and appreciate all that natural gas has to offer. Natural Gas is Inexpensive (in the U.S.) All of us are...

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Why is Natural Gas Priced Differently Around the World?

on Jul 2, 2021

Natural gas prices fluctuate from year to year and can vary widely around the globe. Most consumers understand that, just like any other natural resource, natural gas is subject to the laws of supply and demand. But beyond this, there are regional factors that cause even more variation in natural gas prices around the world. Factors Affecting Natural Gas Prices...

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What are the Hidden Dangers of Gas Lines?

on Jun 3, 2021

You’ve probably heard about horrific instances of gas line fires and explosions which make the news. Even though these fires can be disastrous, fortunately, they are uncommon. Still, if you are in a home or business powered by natural gas, there are some precautions you can take to protect yourself against possible dangers resulting from gas lines. About Gas Line...

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What Is Gas Piping And How Does It Work In Your Home?

on May 6, 2021

    What is gas piping, and how does it work in your home? A well-installed gas piping system can offer many benefits, and homeowners worldwide enjoy considerable savings on their energy bills when they convert to natural gas. If you’re building a new home or thinking of making the switch, be sure to understand the basics first. Getting Natural Gas Into...

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How to Choose the Right Natural Gas Contractor

on Apr 1, 2021

    How do you find a natural gas contractor you can trust? Contractors with the right licensing, expertise and skills can be few and far between. Here are some things to consider if you are searching for a contractor who will go above and beyond. What to Look for in a Natural Gas Contractor We all want to work with professional, trustworthy people when it...

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5 Key Benefits of Natural Gas for Homeowners

on Mar 4, 2021

Are you familiar with the many benefits of natural gas? As an affordable and abundant way to power our homes and businesses, natural gas is a viable solution to our heating and energy needs. Here are a few reasons why every homeowner should consider making the switch. 1. Natural Gas is Used Widely for Industrial and Residential Purposes It also does a lot for the US...

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Why Have Natural Gas Prices Increased During COVID?

on Feb 4, 2021

There are many reasons why natural gas prices may fluctuate, and in the U.S. there is a specific set of circumstances that led to a recent spike in oil and gas prices. So what does this have to do with COVID? In short, it essentially caused an abrupt drop in demand for oil. Here’s how it all relates. What causes natural gas prices to fluctuate? Any factor which...

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5 Things You Should Know About Renewable Natural Gas

on Jan 7, 2021

Renewable natural gas (RNG) is a viable alternative that is becoming more prevalent across the US and the world. Here are some important points that everyone should understand about how this form of clean energy is produced and used. What is renewable natural gas? Renewable natural gas (RNG), or biomethane, is a specific form of biogas (gas derived from natural...

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What Happens During a Gas Line Inspection

on Dec 3, 2020

If you rely on natural gas to power your Arizona RV or apartment property, the AZCC requires that you get an annual gas line inspection that meets specific state regulations. All homeowners are also required to get regular inspections. Here’s what you need to know about gas pipe safety and inspections. About Natural Gas in the Home Pipelines deliver gas to our homes...

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How to Check for Gas Line Leaks in Your Home

on Nov 5, 2020

Could you tell if you had a gas line leak? Fortunately, serious gas leaks in the home aren’t that common. But when it comes to the health and safety of yourself and your loved ones, you don’t want to take any chances. Keep reading to learn how to detect and prevent gas line leaks in your home. About Natural Gas The U.S. The Energy Information Administration (EIA)...

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Easy Energy Saving Tips For Your Home

on Oct 1, 2020

Taking advantage of energy-saving tips will help you cut costs and become more environmentally friendly. The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) claims that the average expenditure on energy bills each year by US homes is $1,500–2,500 on energy bills, and 45% of that is spent on heating and cooling. Energy-efficient homes use substantially less energy for...

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What Factors Affect Natural Gas Prices?

on Jul 2, 2020

Before we begin to discuss what different factors affect natural gas prices, let’s talk about what makes up natural gas prices in the first place. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, there are two main components that make up natural gas prices, and these prices will always include various taxes and fees: 1. Commodity cost. This is the actual...

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Can Natural Gas Lines Get Clogged and Blocked?

on Jun 4, 2020

In short, yes they can. While gas leaks are more common, just like water lines, natural gas lines can get clogged and blocked for many different reasons, the most common being: Natural substances: Dirt, debris, and especially insects can make their way into gas pipelines through even the smallest spaces. Water: When a natural gas line is buried underground, water...

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9 Ways to Save Money on Your Gas Bill This Summer

on May 7, 2020

The current economic climate has been financially devastating for millions of families. In fact, some 26 million Americans have lost their jobs to COVID-19. With a significantly reduced income, most people are eager to cut costs wherever they can. These nine tips will show you how to save money on your natural gas bill, keeping your costs as low as possible as we...

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Pipe Sizing and Reaming – Done Right!

on Apr 2, 2020

When it comes to installing a new natural gas pipeline system, one of the most critical factors to consider for performance and natural gas safety is the size of the piping used. In this case, one size absolutely does not fit all! The importance of getting gas pipe sizing right. The size of the pipe dictates the amount of gas that can pass through it. Gas pipes must...

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6 Factors to Keep in Mind for a Gas Pipe Installation

on Mar 5, 2020

When it comes to your home, there are few things more important than ensuring that gas pipes are installed correctly. Whether you’ve just moved into an older house or you’re remodeling your existing home, if you find you need to reinstall gas pipes, add new appliances, or design and install a system that will supply multiple appliances such as pool heaters, spa...

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10 tips to keep your energy bill low during the winter

on Feb 6, 2020

Compared to other parts of the country, Arizona is blessed with beautiful hot summers and relatively mild winters.  That being said, it’s not immune to the occasional cold snap when temperatures can reach to almost freezing levels at night. Even during the average winter, nights can drop down to well below 50F.  Many Arizona homeowners choose to heat their homes in...

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Is replacing a furnace with a heat pump a good idea?

on Jan 2, 2020

Furnaces are the most popular residential heating system in the U.S because they are effective, long-lasting, and can warm a house in even the coldest conditions. However, despite their durability, there will eventually come a time that your furnace will need replacing, and it’s worth doing your due diligence and looking into all the available options rather...

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What propane tank size do I need for my home?

on Dec 5, 2019

You’ve weighed up the pros and cons of natural gas vs propane as the heat source for your home and determined that propane will work best for your needs. Great news! Propane is a versatile fuel source that has many uses.  This includes home heating, producing fire, cooking, and cleaning, making it an essential part of a home or commercial establishment. In...

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10 Commonly Asked Questions about Natural Gas

on Nov 7, 2019

  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...

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Propane vs Natural Gas: Differences and Similarities

on Oct 3, 2019

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...

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Gas safety: Natural gas explosions are too common

on Sep 4, 2019

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...

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Electricity Vs Natural Gas: Which is greener?

on Aug 1, 2019

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...

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