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Gas Lines & Dryer Vent Hookups

Gas Line Installation

If you want to get a gas stove or other appliance and you don’t have the necessary gas lines in place in your home, that’s where Spring’s Servicing & Heating comes in. We’ll properly and safely install the gas lines and then complete the project by hooking up your appliance to the new lines.

Dryer Hookup Service

The last thing you want to do is improperly connect the gas line or vent to your dryer, especially if it’s a new machine, because you don’t want to accidentally damage it through an avoidable error. That’s why we offer Calgary gas line and dryer vent hookup service. Let the experts at Spring’s easily take care of all aspects of dryer installation, and then the only thing you’ll need to worry about is washing and folding your next load of laundry!

To hire the Spring’s team for your gas line installation or dryer vent hookup, please give us a call.

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Dryer Vent Cleaning

At Spring’s Heating, we recommend that you should have your dryer vent cleaned professionally at least every 18-24 months.  A family of five requires more loads of laundry than one person or a couple. So depending upon your laundry needs, you may need to clean your vents more often. Call us today  to schedule your dryer vent cleaning appointment.

Benefits to Cleaning Your Dryer Vent

Cleaning your dryer vent is a home maintenance task that you really should be doing. Here are some benefits you can gain by regularly cleaning your dryer vent:

  • Reduced risk of a house fire. Lint is a leading cause of combustion and failure to the clean dryer vent is a contributing cause in many dryer fires.
  • Lowered energy costs. Lint build-up in your dryer vent means your dryer will take longer to dry your clothes, which means, you’ll have to run your dryer more, which leads to higher utility bills. By cleaning your dryer vent, your dryer will run more efficiently and save you money.
  • Increased life of your clothes. When your dryer vent is blocked, your dryer can overheat, damaging the fibres in your clothes. Additionally, you’ll have to run your clothes through your dryer longer, which can cause the clothing fibres to wear out faster.
  • Extended dryer life. A blocked dryer vent can cause your dryer to work harder, which means it can wear down faster, requiring expensive repairs. Properly maintained dryer vents enable your dryer to work more efficiently, extending the life of your dryer.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Install a Gas Dryer?

You can install a gas dryer easily on your own. And all you need are a few tools, the right instructions and some patience. 

  • Switch it off: Your first step is to shut the power off at whatever location in your home the dryer will be located. This step will prevent you from accidentally getting shocked during installation. Bring in a lamp with an extension cord, so you don’t have to work in the dark. You’ll also need to turn off the gas. 
  • The right connections: You’ll need to use joint compound or pipe-wrap around the valve threads to connect the gas line. Both of these tape variations are created for gas links as a means to ensure an airtight seal. Once completed, employ a stainless steel adapter as an extension to the supply pipe of the gas dryer. On this step, a pipe elbow may be effective in preventing the gas line from warping excessively. Place an elastic gas line within the stainless steel adapter prior to connecting the opposite end to your gas line. Here, you can utilize your compound or pipe-wrap tape to secure the connections.
  • Try out the connection: To test the gas connection, you’ll need to merge an assortment of one-part dish soap and one-part water. Turn the gas on and inspect for leaks by applying a light solution layer on the linkage. You must redo your connection if you notice bubbles appearing. Next, place one end of the malleable dryer exhaust tube on the exhaust tube vent positioned in the wall. Ensure you have a foil or metal tube. Avoid plastic exhaust tubes, they can induce carbon monoxide leaks or even fires.
  • Push and plug: Now, you can plug your dryer in and push it into its proper position. Gas dryers have conventional electric plugs; conversely, electric dryers retain sizable, three-pronged 240-volt plugs. You may need to employ a level for the proper measurements of the dryer legs. Once evenly positioned, the dryer won’t jiggle or jerk as much. 

Can a dryer vent be next to a gas line?

No. Gas meters should be placed a minimum of 3 feet from any ignition sources. Some ignition source examples include outlets, ACs, generators, etc. 

What kind of pipe should you use to connect a gas dryer?

Galvanized steel gas pipes are durable and best for energy efficiency. Moreover, galvanized steel pipes are perfect for water supply lines and are used for both indoor and outdoor gas line applications.

How can I clean a dryer vent?

You can clean your dryer vent on your own by following a few simple steps:

  1. Assemble your cleaning products: These may consist of duct tape, vacuum cleaner, broom and dustpan, duct cleaning kit, etc.
  2. Remove the dryer: Pull the dryer from the wall, ensure it’s unplugged, and decouple the duct. 
  3. Vacuum inside: Switch on your vacuum, and while using An vent entrance. Prod the dryer’s interior exhaust duct and clean everything you can.
  4. Sweep up the clutter: Be sure to clean up the clutter left behind. Clear the dust and toss it. If residue remains, you should try soapy water to clean it.
  5. Put the dryer back together: Once you’ve finished cleaning, you can plug the dryer in again, reconnecting the duct into the vent’s dryer. 

How much does a gas line installation cost?

Typically, it costs between $350-$750 for a gas line installation. However, that’s just for general applications. A more elaborate project can run you over a grand or more. For a new gas line installation, a contractor will generally charge $12-$75 a foot. This price can fluctuate depending on the material.

How to Install a Dryer Vent?

Start by determining the ventilation duct path, obtain the proper tubing, and open holes in your home’s exterior walls. However, installing a dryer vent is a challenging task. So unless you have experience with these types of projects, it’s much safer to obtain the assistance of an expert rather than unintentionally damage your home.

Do I need a gas permit to run a gas line in Calgary?

Yes. All gas installations in Calgary require permits; this includes refurbishing installation jobs.

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