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What is natural gas in a home?
Natural gas is a fossil fuel that naturally occurs as organic material decomposes over hundreds of years and is captured for home and building use. It’s made up of gaseous hydrocarbons with methane along with some other components.
Natural gas is originally colorless and has no odor, so a scent additive like mercaptan is added to make it detectable in case of a leak. This gives it a distinct pungent odor not unlike sulfur.
Gas can be used for heating water, cooking, and a variety of tasks where electricity is not used. It’s normally stored in outside tanks under pressure and must be periodically refilled from a gas provider.
Home natural gas basics
What Is The Pressure Per Square Inch (PSI) Of Natural Gas In A Home?
Sure, you know that natural gas is pressurized and routed through pipes to reach your stove, water heater, or other items. But what pressure is it actually under? Learn the PSI of gas at home here.
Gas water heaters
Should I Turn Off My Gas Water Heater If The Water Is Off?
If the water is off should you turn off the gas to your water heater? Learn the facts here.