Gas Line Installation Hamilton
Residents in Hamilton and the surrounding area are dependent upon gas lines for a variety of reasons. A source of power for major home appliances, water heaters, and even your pool, gas lines come in several styles and materials-each with their benefits and pitfalls.
Our HVAC contractors are skilled in all gas lines. Here we share a brief overview to assist you in determining which types of gas line is best suited for your commercial or residential property.
There are four major types of gas lines which include:
Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing-referred to as (CSST) is affordable and straightforward to install. A popular choice for Hamiltonian's, CSST, can puncture and may be a potential fire hazard in a lightning storm.
Lightweight and easy to navigate in your Hamilton home or business, our HVAC technicians are well-versed at gas line installation with CSST-specifically bonding the gas lines correctly. With the luxury of using this style both inside and outside, CSST is an option worth considering.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and Polyethylene-PVC is durable and cost-effective. The downside is that it can only be installed outside underground. Not an issue if you are planning a gas line installation around the Hamilton winter months, but a bit more challenging for our HVAC techs when the ground is frozen solid.
Buried with a trace wire for location purposes, should you need repair or service to your exiting PVC gas lines or wish them converted, it is best to speak directly with one of our Hamilton HVAC professionals about the specific details of this undertaking.
Galvanized Steel or Black Iron-is a safe and dependable option for gas lines. Unfortunately, they are costly to install and somewhat rigid. The stiffness of galvanized steel/black iron isn't flexible, making it virtually impossible to navigate obstacles.
The answer is additional joints. Adding joints increases the installation time and the overall cost of the process, not to mention the risk of leaks if not installed correctly. Thankfully our Hamilton HVAC technicians are masters at their craft and have training and experience installing this type of gas line should you choose this option for your commercial HVAC system or residential property in Hamilton, Ontario.
Copper Pipes-are the final option, but as they are worth their weight in gold in Canada, this material is not recommended. Not only for its exorbitant cost, but it is never advisable to run natural gas through copper pipes. This is not a gas installation service that is currently offered by our HVAC techs.
There are several options and many factors to consider when installing gas lines. If you have questions, or wish additional information regarding our gas line installation, gas line repairs or scheduling maintenance for your existing system, please do not hesitate the HVAC experts that Hamilton home and business trust today.