Natural Gas is finally here, over the next few month residence and people passing though Fenelon Falls will notice a beehive of activity as Enbridge begins the 1st phase of getting the infrastructure in place in-order for homes and business in Fenelon Falls to begin heating their homes, hot water and the many other useful and inexpensive benefits that Natural Gas has to offer.
Advantages of Natural Gas
All homes and business on the south side of Fenelon Falls should be able to begin using Natural Gas this Year and homes and business on the north side in 2019.
Most homes and business wanting to convert to Natural Gas will be able to have their gas meter installed free of charge. Providing the home is located within 50 meters of the property line at the road, the gas meter will be installed no farther than 2 meters from the front of the home or building and the home uses Natural Gas for both Space Heating and Water Heating.
1st Is your home or business being serviced by Natural Gas
2nd Applying for a gas meter
An application to have a gas meter installed must be submitted on-line, to Enbridge. (This should be done ASAP). Enbridge recommends that this be done by a licensed heating contractor they know the codes and where a meter can and cannot go.
3rd Is the meter live?
After the meter is installed on the building, before it can be unlocked and activated somebody has to determine if it is actually live (is gas actually flowing yet)? This can usually be determined by calling Enbridge (will have more information and contact numbers when they become available).
4th Getting the meter unlocked
Once the gas meter is installed and is live (gas is actually flowing to the meter), for homes and business already using propane all appliances that are being connected to natural gas should be converted or ready to convert to natural gas, an appointment must be made to have the meter unlocked, this can usually be done over the phone. All appliances getting connected to natural gas must be ready to fire and installed to Code and the Manufactures Instructions on the day the meter is scheduled to be unlocked. A re-inspection fee will be charged for 2nd attempts to unlock a meter.
For homes and business not already using propane an appointment must still be made to have the meter unlocked, once the appointment is confirmed all natural appliances will have to be installed on the same day (this depends on the time of year if a meter is being unlocked at a time of year when heating equipment is not needed the equipment can be installed ahead of the meter unlock).
What we will do
Traill Heating & Cooling will do all the necessary paper work free of charge for home and business owners wanting to get connected to Natural Gas, and we will foot the Bill should there be any Re Inspections Fees.
All Ready Using Propane
In order to avoid costly Re-Inspection Charges, Home and Business Owners already using propane will want to insure that once the gas meter is installed and when it’s time to convert those propane appliances’ to Natural Gas that all appliances are installed to Code and the Manufactures Instructions.
Traill Heating & Cooling will at No Charge come to your home or place of business and go over all appliance installation to insure the all appliances are compliant with the current Gas Codes and if not will provide a written code stating the necessary repairs that are need to made in-order to comply with the code and the cost for any conversions or changes that have to be made.
Not Using Propane
Home and Business owners not presently using propane but are wanting to make the switch to Natural Gas, can call Traill Heating & Cooling to get a free estimate on the cost of converting to Natural Gas, and get the application process started in order to have the gas meter installed.
If you have any question or concerns regarding Natural Gas in Fenelon Falls, please do not hesitate to call our office or send us an email.