Natural gas sometimes gets a bad rap for being dangerous or unsafe – that’s simply not true!
If you’ve never lived in a house with natural pipelined gas, you may have some questions about how safe it is. Below, we’ve taken some common misconceptions about the safety aspects of natural gas and set the facts straight.
Natural gas is one of the safest fuels you can use and the natural gas industry is highly regulated to ensure your safety. Prior to making gas available, the distributor thoroughly tests all pipelines in your neighbourhood to ensure compliance and safe operation.
Yep, this one’s true. As well as reducing the risk of burns for young children, natural gas heating solutions are the best option for asthmatics and allergy sufferers. Without wood smoke from a fire or dust being blown about by air conditioning, you can breathe easy knowing your family are in safe hands.
Natural gas is a colourless, naturally occurring gas, made up of methane and a small percentage of other gases. It is a very safe and clean-burning fuel source. Unlike LPG, natural gas is composed almost entirely of methane, which is lighter than air. If there is a gas leak, natural gas will disperse through natural ventilation. Natural gas is odourless however an odorant is added to assist in the identification of a gas leak.
Tas Gas preferred gas fitters are fully trained, qualified professionals and must comply with workplace standards. We choose our preferred gas fitters carefully, and will only trust capable, reliable and hardworking gas fitters.
If you require any further gas safety information, please contact us.