Gas pressure testing is an important part of ensuring your gas lines are installed and functioning properly. Too much gas pressure coming into your home would be disastrous. This inspection is not something you want to do yourself as a homeowner. If you need gas line pressure testing in Franklin, Cashiers, and Highlands, NC, call Andrews Auld Heating & Cooling, Inc. professionals at (828) 229-2727.
Gas Line Pressure Basics
Gas lines running through your home are typically natural gas (methane). This is an odorless, colorless gas with an artificial odor added as a precaution so that leaks are detectable. Compressor stations deliver the gas to you via these pipelines on a gas supply grid at a specific psi (pounds per square inch). The gas pressure is regulated as it is distributed, and as it goes into your home, its pressure is usually around .25 psi.
Next to your gas meter, there is a gas regulator to control the gas pressure as it travels into your home. This regulator is meant to turn the gas off and prevent flow when it is not being used. When you need gas, the regulator opens and allows the right amount of gas through the pipe; it adjusts according to how much you need for the various appliances in your home. Once the gas is in your home, your furnace has nozzles that allow a specific amount of gas pressure. If there is more gas pressure, there is more gas flow, and that is dangerous.
Gas Line Pressure Danger
If you have too much gas flow and pressure, you have more heat than the furnace can handle. The furnace may overheat, as well as any other items that heat using gas. There is a strong risk of fire in these circumstances. Many products have gas regulators so that they shut off the gas coming into the device if there is too much pressure. Despite the measures in place to prevent too much gas pressure, it is important to have the pressure tested by a professional. Gas line pressure testing requires certification and permits, which is why you must hire a professional for gas line pressure testing; it’s a potentially dangerous task.
When you need gas line pressure testing in Franklin, Cashiers, and Highlands, NC, for your new, or existing gas pipe, trust the professionals at Andrews Auld Heating & Cooling, Inc.. Call __PHONE__ today.