Are you in the market for a home? Searching for a new apartment?
While you may be more concerned with square footage than therms, understanding whether your home has natural gas should be a major part of your purchasing decision. After all, natural gas is a clean burning, efficient energy source that fuels your home appliances – all while providing cost savings to your energy bills.
But how can you tell if your new house is already equipped with natural gas, or if you might be able to start using natural gas in your home? Luckily, there are a few simple ways to find out how to begin using this valuable, cost-effective energy source.
How do I know if my home (or soon-to-be home) already uses natural gas?
Because natural gas is carried underground through a pipeline, it can be hard to tell whether a home uses natural gas — and, if it does, which appliances are fueled by it. Here are the top four ways to sniff out whether there’s natural gas in the home:
Looking for natural gas companies near your home? Our service map makes it easy to see if SCANA Energy services your area, and we pride ourselves on being a leading provider of natural gas service to customers across Georgia. If you give us a call or contact us online, we’ll be happy to help you out! We can start or transfer your existing natural gas service up to 90 days before your move date.
To answer this question, you need a little background. Natural gas gets to your home through pipelines owned and operated by Atlanta Gas Light (AGL), and then SCANA Energy facilitates the process of getting that natural gas to your home. Through your natural gas provider, AGL also schedules turning your natural gas service on or off.
If you’re interested in connecting your home to natural gas, first check to see if you live in SCANA Energy’s service area by entering your ZIP code into our service map. If you’re in our service area but don’t have the infrastructure to use natural gas to fuel your home, you may be able to work with AGL to make it happen. If there is a natural gas main nearby, your home may be able to be connected to a service line free of charge. If there’s not, there is a possibility that a mainline extension can be installed for a fee. Contact AGL at 1-800-599-3770 to find out if you can connect your home to natural gas.
Now that you know the steps, what are you waiting for? Are you ready to start cooking with gas?
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