Did you know that professional HVAC contractors do more than service your heating and air conditioning units? Of course, they provide routine maintenance and keep your system running smoothly. But they are trained to provide other services requiring professional assistance, such as installation and maintenance for gas lines. Connecting gas lines to appliances may sound like an easy, do-it-yourself job, but if not done correctly, it can be disastrous. Professional HVAC contractors will make sure there are no leaks, and they can even move or install gas lines in a remodeling or new construction situation.
Your new gas stove, oven or clothes dryer can be hooked up to the gas line by a professional HVAC installer. In addition, water heaters, boilers and geothermal heat pumps are in their capability portfolios. With the continuing trend of extending living areas to the outdoors, your HVAC professional becomes more of a partner in connecting your amenities to gas lines. Gas grills that are part of an outdoor kitchen and the popular fire pits that serve as outdoor gathering spaces can also be linked to the gas line by the HVAC contractor. Call them when it’s time to hook up the pool heater, as well.
If you were caught in last year’s storms without electricity and vow not to have it happen again, an HVAC installer can work with you to purchase and install a gas generator. Because of the dangers of carbon monoxide and gas leaks, it’s a good idea to have one professionally installed well before the next storm. Finally, as natural-gas-powered cars evolve into more mainstream use, you’ll see your heating and air conditioning specialist working with those fuel spots. If you thought an HVAC contractor was just for your heater or air conditioner, now you know better.