Metro Atlanta Guide to Utilities
Here in metro Atlanta, there are a number of services you’ll need to set up as a new homeowner in the area. Be sure to put these on your list as you begin the process. read more
There are many decisions that go into buying a home or moving into a new rental property or apartment. Price, square footage and location are all considerations that arise early in the home buying process; however, there are some other factors to think about further down the line. One of the big questions to ask before purchasing a home or moving into a new property should be: Does this home have natural gas?
Natural gas is energy efficient and clean burning. This means running appliances is cost-effective and better for the environment. At SCANA Energy, we like to share our favorite tips and tricks to help future residents find out if their potential home uses natural gas and how to start using it.
Natural gas is found underground and carried into a home through a pipeline. Because of this, it is hard to tell if a home uses natural gas just by looking at it. It is also common for a home to use natural gas to fuel certain appliances but not others. Here are the top four ways to figure out if a home and its appliances are using natural gas:
If your home is set up to use natural gas, the next step is to find a gas company near the home. Our SCANA Energy service map is the best tool for seeing if we service your area. As the leading provider of gas services in the State of Georgia, we pride ourselves on being accessible and convenient. Call 877-467-2262 or visit us online to start transferring existing natural gas service to our preferred SCANA Energy service.
Natural gas enters a home and fuels appliances through pipelines owned and operated by Atlanta Gas Light (AGL). AGL also schedules turning gas lines on and off through a service provider. We become involved at SCANA Energy by facilitating the process of getting natural gas to a home.
The first step in connecting a home and its appliances to natural gas is to find out if the home is located within a SCANA Energy service area. Simply input a ZIP code into our online service map program to see serviced areas immediately.
If a home is located within a SCANA Energy service area, but the house does not include the proper infrastructure to use natural gas, AGL needs to step in. Contact the professionals at AGL at 800-599-3770 to see about installing the necessary infrastructure so that the home can use natural gas in the future. If a natural gas main is located near the home, a service line can be connected free of charge.
For more information about using natural gas in the home or other energy-related questions, call us at 877-427-4321 or visit www.scanaenergy.com.