A question that we commonly get here at Genuine Comfort is: why does my gas line have to run from my meter instead of my furnace room? Typically this question is asked when a client wants to run a gas line to a fire pit or another gas appliance. The reasoning behind this question is that the furnace room is closer, so the client wants to simply run a line from that room instead of the meter. However, there are a few reasons why this may not be the best idea. Continue reading to learn more about gas lines and to hear our recommendations about what you should do if you are wanting to power a gas fireplace or appliance.
Why Your Gas Line Needs To Run From The Meter
The Line Going To Your Furnace Is Just For Your Furnace & Water Heater
The first reason why you need to have a gas line running directly from your gas meter to your gas appliance instead of from your furnace room is simple. Usually, the gas line that runs from your gas meter to your furnace room is only big enough to funnel gas to the furnace and water heater. Any extra appliances would basically put too much strain on the gas line. Or there would not be enough gas for both appliances.
It is common with older homes to either have an enormous line that could basically fuel half of a city or could only fuel a single furnace. That is why it is important to have gas professionals involved. Continue reading to learn more about what to do if you want to run fuel to another appliance.
How To Run Gas To Your Appliance
There are several different kinds of appliances that need gas that you may need to run a gas line to within your home including stoves, cook tops, and fireplaces. As previously explained, your gas will likely have to come from your meter. However, every meter and every home is different. That is why you should get your gas company involved before you make any moves or changes. It is important to get in contact with a gas line specialist so that you can make sure that you will be able to get the proper fuel that you need.
Reach Out For More HVAC Information Or For Repairs
We at Genuine Comfort are experts in the heating and air conditioning industry. We know how to best help our clients and our readers care and maintain their equipment. And we are passionate about helping others learn about heating and cooling equipment! That is why we create videos and articles surrounding common questions our customers have. However, we also provide excellent repair and installation services, so if you need a gas line installed or need your furnace serviced, we at Genuine Comfort would be more than happy to help you out. Feel free to reach out to us today for more information.