Propane to Natural Gas Conversion Wake Forest, NC
Casey Services offers propane to natural gas conversions for furnaces, appliances, and water heaters. Whether it’s running gas lines or just gas pack conversions, our certified experts are ready to help.
Types of Systems We Convert
Heating System Conversion
We can convert your propane-powered heater, furnace, or gas pack system to natural gas safely and effectively. Don’t take a chance on a DIY kit.
When people convert their heating system to natural gas, they often convert their other appliances as well. Not all appliances can be converted, others may need to be purchased new. Below are examples of applicances that may be able to be converted:
- Ranges & Ovens
- Fireplaces & Fire Pits
- Outdoor Lighting
- Refrigerators & Freezers
- Patio Heaters
Water Heater Conversion
Like furnaces, water heaters are often a candidate for natural gas conversion. While some water heaters can’t be converted due to tank specifications, instant hot water systems are much more likely to be convertible.
Natural Gas Conversion Process
If you live in the Raleigh, Durham, or Wake Forest area, then the process below is for you. Once you’ve made the decision to convert to natural gas, there are a few key steps that you should follow — but first and foremost, call Casey Services to set up a consultation.
A consultation helps us understand your wants, needs, and goals for the conversion.
NG Conversion Process & Steps
- Contact gas/power company – First, we need to see if gas lines are available near you. Start by checking with the North Carolina Utilities Commission or your local gas or power provider. The installer will take care of any permits required.
- Install line – Have the gas company install a line from the gas manifold to your home.
- Outfit home – Outfit your home with the proper piping, which may need to be done in stages depending on the number of conversions required. This is where Casey Services comes in! We get your home outfitted with the necessary pipes.
- Change service – Before you can switch, you need to call your gas or power company and let them know when you are ready. If you don’t, you won’t have any gas!
- Add or upgrade – Install or upgrade your natural gas appliances.
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LPG to NG Conversion FAQ
Can I Get Natural Gas at My House?
Natural gas is stored in a central location and must be piped out to your home. Typically, natural gas companies will add gas lines to entire neighborhoods and the homeowners will have the option to hook up. If your neighborhood doesn't have natural gas, speak to your HOA or natural gas provider to see about adding a natural gas line.
To find out if your home can receive natural gas, go to North Carolina's Utility Commissions and check out their providers. You can also call your local gas services company and ask if there is natural gas in your area
What Does it Cost to Run a Gas Line?
It varies. Do you need to connect to the manifold that runs underground? Or does your home already have natural gas and you just need a new line or extension? When broken down, the price looks like this:
- New gas line installation costs $0 - $2,000 with an average of $980. This MUST be done by the gas company. Many times the hookup can be free if there is a pre-existing relationship with the community and gas company, or if the distance from the line to your home is short. However, without a hookup to the manifold, your home can’t run on natural gas.
- With a home connected to natural gas, the cost to run a line extension is $360-$740, while the cost to add a new gas line from the meter is $500 - $2,000+. Gas line extensions are often done to add additional appliances. Adding a line to the gas meter allows you to increase the gas supply to the home. This may be necessary if you are adding multiple gas appliances or systems.
What Is the Cost of Gas Piping?
The cost of gas piping greatly depends on the amount and type of material.
New gas pipe prices vary from $1-10 per foot depending on the material you use. Different materials have different life expectancies, so don’t just go with the cheapest option, as you could have to pay for gas line repairs, which range from $150-$5,000+. After labor and permits, piping costs around $12 - $25+ dollars per foot. Each gas system needs its own hookup, so if you have to run a pipe across the home to get to the kitchen or water heater, prices will go up.
Why Does Landscaping Matter?
In order to install natural gas, a pipe needs to be run underground, usually from the road to your home. The cost to dig the trench is normally included when they lay the pipe, but the work after is not. Repairing your yard can be expensive! Landscaping costs range from $300-$10,000+. Dirt and grass are fairly cheap to repair. When you add pavement, stone, or brickwork, that's when it begins to get expensive.
What Do I Do With My Propane Tank?
If you are switching from LP to NG, you may want to remove your propane tank. Some tanks are leased and you should check with your propane provider before making decisions. Additionally, you may be required to remove the tank based on your HOA’s or other local guidelines.
Above ground removals can be fairly cheap if the tank is easy to access. The cost for below ground propane tank removals is around $900.
Why Does Labor Quality Matter?
Obviously, you will have to pay someone to run and install the gas lines, but if you just go with whoever is cheapest, you may incur larger expenses and risk the health and safety of your family.
Gas leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning are all real risks when you try to cut corners and save. Don’t do this; leave it to the professionals.