Typical installations occur about three weeks after all contingencies are complete. However, the timeline varies depending on the time of year, environmental issues, permit requirements and other potential factors.
Cost of a new natural gas service installation varies. An allowance may cover some or all of the costs. However, excess footage, construction obstacles and winter installation could add to the cost. We provide cost information prior to installation so you can make an informed decision. We install service line from our gas main to a gas meter outside your home or building. You are responsible for gas piping extending from the gas meter into the house or to any other building, gas grill, pool heater, etc.
If you already are using LP, chances are you can use your existing piping. Contact a local plumbing or heating contractor for conversion details.
Natural gas meter location and installation route
We work with you or your contractor to determine the service installation route and meter location. We ensure our installation is cost effective and acceptable to you, while meeting codes that govern proximity of a gas meter to windows, exhaust outlets or fresh air intakes. A gas meter must be a least 3 feet from an electric meter.
Locating underground facilities
We contact Diggers Hotline to locate all utility and municipal underground utilities within three business days of the request. You are responsible to locate any private buried facilities, such as sprinkler system, septic system/drain field, private electric line, electric dog fence, sump pump discharge, etc.
The area between the property line and the road (the right-of-way) is restored with black dirt and seed, or gravel. You are responsible to restore the area from the property line at the road to the home or building. Alternatively, we offer restoration services on private property for an additional cost.
Energy efficiency standards
For buildings constructed before 1978, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has 10 structural standards for converting to natural gas space heating. Most homes already meet them. If your home does not, we can recommend ways to comply.
Mobile homes are not required to meet any structural standards to convert to natural gas. However, natural gas furnaces and water heaters must be approved for mobile home installation. The piping connection from a gas meter to a mobile home is the responsibility of your private qualified contractor who installs the connection according to code requirements. We work with you to determine the best location for the gas service piping route and meter location. Typically, our meter is installed free standing, two to four feet from the wall of the home to allow clearance for mobile home relocation, removal and installation.
Gas main extension (if needed)
We can extend a gas main along a road in front of a building and then install a service line. Cost — determined by extension length, allowance and other construction factors — is your responsibility. We provide cost information prior to installation so you can make an informed decision.