Empty propane tanks interrupting your family BBQ will be a thing of the past, thanks to the installation of a natural gas line.
You can also enjoy other comforts year round, such as a fire pit, deck heater or heated garage. Just because summer ends so soon, doesn’t mean your fun should!
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Empty propane tanks interrupting your family BBQ will be a thing of the past, thanks to the installation of a natural gas line. You can also enjoy other comforts year round, such as a fire pit, deck heater or heated garage. Just because summer ends so soon, doesn’t mean your fun should!
Other benefits of natural gas include:
And remember, permits are required by the City of Calgary for gas line installations for new builds or renovations. Make sure your contractor is taking the proper steps before moving forward on your project.
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Consider natural gas. It’s got a lot to recommend it – it burns cleaner than propane, is often cheaper to use and it’ll never run out. What’s not to love about that?
With so many of us using our patios, balconies and backyards as an extension of our living spaces, comfort and convenience are a high priority. After all, summer is short in Calgary – we all want to make the most of it! Fortunately, there are a ton of outdoor recreational appliances that can be run off a gas line from your home. We’ve already mentioned barbecues but patio heaters – very popular for Calgary’s cool nights – spas and even outdoor pizza ovens can all be run via your outdoor gas line.
A quick breeze through many design sites will show you the possibilities really are endless. From gorgeous contemporary fire bowls to stone fireplaces that look like they belong in Architectural Digest to full-and-efficient outdoor kitchens, natural gas can definitely have a place in your summer.
Called on Sunday to get our gas line set up at our new home and Garry was here @ 11am on Monday! We were missing the decoupler from our BBQ so he even headed back to the shop to find us one and was back in an hour to install. Celebrating summer tonight – thanks Garry + team!
– From Emily on Google
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First, a warning. If your home does not currently have a gas line going out to your porch or patio, this is not a do-it-yourself project. Leave this installation to a professional – which is where we come in! Instant Plumbing technicians are qualified and accredited to do any gasfitting services you require. Just give us a call and we’ll be pleased to make an appointment for you so we can give you specific information to suit your needs and situation.
On that note, permits are required by the City of Calgary for all gas lines for either new builds or renovations. Whatever you’re planning, please ensure that the proper steps are being taken. Take a look at our contracting tips. . . If a contractor isn’t getting a permit, he’s exposing you to risk and complications down the road.
Want to know more? Check out some safety tips and always feel free to ask us any questions at any stage in your construction. We are happy to provide information, second opinions and any other assistance you may need.
Talk to you soon and in the meantime, happy grilling!
Hoping to have your natural gas line connected so you can enjoy grilling on demand? We do that.
Picture this — the party is going well, and everyone is enjoying themselves. Now it’s later in the evening and time to grill the steaks. But when you try to start the barbecue, you discover that you’re out of propane. That’ll kill the party. No one feels like running out to fill the propane tanks.
Or, it’s a beautiful, early summer evening and you’ve got a chicken roasting on your barbecue’s rotisserie. It’s about halfway done when you check on it, only to discover that the propane has run out. Supper is going to be a bit late!
If you had a natural gas line to your barbecue, you wouldn’t have to worry about this happening, ever again.
It’s an easy installation. In most cases, we simply tap into the outside gas supply and run a 3/4” pipe as discreetly as possibly to your deck or patio. It can go wherever you prefer to keep your barbecue.
If you’ve already got a natural gas line set up to your barbecue, firing it up for the first time in the spring or summer is simple and straightforward. Turn the service valve near the gas metre back on (it’s a good idea to turn it off before winter just to be safe), clean your barbecue off, and you’re all set!
As an added bonus, natural gas is cheaper than propane
When the tech is running the gas line to the barbecue, it makes sense from a financial standpoint to also run any other lines in the yard at the same time. This could include a natural gas fire pit or gas heating beneath the garage, even if you don’t plan to install the fixtures right away. Rather than dig up the yard twice for both of these conveniences, even having these lines roughed in all at once could save on landscaping and labour fees in the long run.
Gas heating in the garage is a great option for anyone who is storing goods that need to be at a constant temperature, or like to work in their garage on woodworking or other projects, and there’s nothing nicer than hopping into a warm car on a cold winter day. All of our clients that have heated garages really like them.
One of our clients, a sculptor, loves that his heated garage makes the space usable for his work year-round.
With natural gas lines run to just where you need them, your backyard can give you exactly the experience you’re looking for, all year round.
Natural gas is highly flammable and leaks can lead to carbon monoxide exposure. At Instant Plumbing, we employ certified gas fitters to do the job right. If you suspect a gas leak, don’t try to repair it yourself. Turn off the gas, leave the house, and call a heating and plumbing professional.