Homeowner Tips

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

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...

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A Phoenix-area resident’s guide to project permits

By Rosie Romero Special for The Republic | azcentral.com Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:37 PM So you’re adding a fireplace. You’re running a gas line out to your backyard grill. You’re adding a bedroom onto the back of the house or turning a garage into an office. You need a...

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What is Blue Stake?

Blue Staking is the act of marking underground infrastructure and facilities, such as electric, gas, water, telephone and cable lines, to prevent them from being damaged during any digging or excavation activities. It is a state law that all underground facilities...

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PLEASE research your contractor before you hire!

I am going to go on a little rant here as an advocate for my customers … I am tired of seeing people being taken advantage of in my industry. I have been in the natural gas plumbing and pipeline industry in Phoenix, Arizona for the last 7 years. My background is...

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Arizona Corporation Commission Pipeline Inspections

What is the Arizona Corporation Commission Pipeline safety inspection and why is it important to your facility or community? The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) is a government agency that's role is to enforce state and federal regulations, as well as to provide...

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Gas Line Installations, Repairs and Inspections

Every year, professional gas companies find gas piping and gas appliances that have not been properly installed. Often times this discovery is found after an explosion or fire due to improper installation by unlicensed, untrained individuals like landscape...

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Be Safe, Hire a Professional to Install Your Gas Line

On Sunday evening June 8, 2013, the quiet suburb of Beloit, Wisconsin was startled when the home at 2041 Meridith Drive exploded into a pile of rubble in seconds. Neighbors said it sounded like fireworks had gone off only to go outside and see the house across the...

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What is the best BBQ fuel for you?

If you're lucky enough to live in a state like Arizona, where cook out weather lasts almost all year long, a barbecue is a long term family investment. You'll want something reliable, that isn't an eyesore on your backyard, and most importantly a grill that evenly and...

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Top 5 Fire Features to Brighten Up Your Yard

Natural gas fire features are a great way to brighten up your backyard with light and décor. Here are the top 5 natural gas fire features to consider when designing your back yard: 1. Fire Glass Fire glass usually comes in small stone shaped pieces with rounded edges...

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The Location and Installation of Generators

Once you have chosen a manufacturer and model of generator, you will next need to consider the location of the installation as well as the skills needed for installation.  Since natural gas and propane gas are excellent fuel sources for generators, you will need to...

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The Features of Generators

Backup generators and standby generators vary in features by model and manufacturer.  Determining what features are right for your home or business will help you make a smart buying decision.  Since generators can cost from $2500 to more than $10,000 (product +...

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Backup Generators are Gaining in Popularity

Recent national and world events have changed the way many Americans plan for the future.  We had been a nation of people who took for granted our electric, natural gas, and water supplies.  Now we realize that the municipalities we rely on have budget and safety...

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The Beauty of Fire Glass in Fire Features

There is a new level of art designed to give your natural gas fire a gorgeous modern flair. Fireglass, or fire glass, is specially formulated glass crystals for use in natural gas and propane gas fireplaces, fire pits, and fire features.

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Gas Pipe Plumbing is Different than Water or Drainage Plumbing

Sometimes people will refer to gas pipe installation as gas pipe plumbing, which is a fair comparison. Plumbing deals with pipe connections, channeling needed resources, and legal construction standards. But there are some key differences between water/drainage plumbing and gas pipe plumbing. A licensed plumbing contractor can handle each type. But if your project is truly for natural gas or propane gas piping, then you will certainly want to contact a licensed gas piping contractor.

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Three Reasons to Convert from Electricity to Natural Gas

Natural gas is available in many communities, yet some construction has not taken full advantage of this clean, efficient, cost-effective fuel source. Some businesses and homes were designed with electric heating equipment and appliances even when natural gas was available. If your property or business has natural gas available to the site you can still have the piping installed and receive the environmental benefits and lower utility bills. If natural gas is not an option at your home or place of business, then a propane tank and piping system can be installed.

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