Gaining access to gas services seems simple enough, but what about ensuring it’s delivered to your appliances at the correct pressure? It’s irresponsible and unsafe to connect gas equipment to a gas supply line and expect everything to work efficiently. That’s why gas meters include a regulator – to keep a constant flow of gas traveling safely to your equipment.
Here at Earl’s Plumbing, we believe all of our businesses in Frisco, McKinney and surrounding areas deserve top-quality services. When you schedule your gas regulator replacement with our team, you can be confident you’ll be treated with professionalism and receive impeccable customer service. Reach out today and see for yourself why we’re the good guys your neighbor told you about!
A natural gas regulator accomplishes two important tasks to deliver natural gas to a home: pressure reduction and pressure regulation. Most natural gas regulators house direct-operated or self-operated pressure-reducing valves. These valves adjust the pressure within gas regulators. The spring valve applies pressure against the opposing pressure in the gas line, enabling the opening of the valve just enough to pressurize the downstream house side according to the pressure level requirement.
The second essential job of natural gas regulators is to bring the gas pressure entering the home to a normal level. A natural gas regulator brings the gas pressure to a normal level by detecting the gas pressure downstream of the regulator and modifying the spring valve as necessary to provide a continual flow of gas. In this way, a gas regulator ensures gas enters your home consistently and at a controlled rate.
When it comes to supplying your business with gas, you may wonder if you can use the same regulator for different types of gas supply. When it comes to powering your appliances and equipment with natural gas, butane or propane, are all regulators the same?
While most appliances can be used with either butane or propane, they use different regulators due to the different pressures they need to operate. For instance, a butane cylinder can’t work with a propane regulator. Warning: operating any gas appliance with the wrong regulator in place delivers the wrong pressure – making the appliance unsafe and putting occupants at risk of fatal carbon monoxide poisoning.
A gas regulator is needed because without one, the gas pressure being delivered to your building could be too high or too low. When gas is carried to your building, it often arrives at a pressure too high for many appliances, therefore a regulator is needed to control the flow and bring the pressure to an appropriate level. There are two types of gas regulators: single-stage and two-stage.
Single-stage gas regulators house one regulator where a diaphragm and handle can control the flow and pressure. This type of regulator needs more frequent adjusting and monitoring than a two-stage regulator. A two-stage pressure regulator allows gas to flow into the cylinder where the first regulator can increase or decrease pressure before traveling to the regulator above that where the pressure is adjusted further before being delivered to the machine or appliance.
Just as any appliance, residential or commercial, can succumb to damage and require repairs, your gas regulator is no exception. Here are some signs your gas regulator needs repair:
If you’ve noticed any of these issues with your gas regulator, reach out to Earl’s. We’re here to provide trusted commercial gas services for North Texas businesses. Contact us today!
If you’re wondering where a gas regulator needs to be installed, our team can work with you to understand your building’s footprint and the location of your utilities. For relocating your gas meter, there’s no better team than at Earl’s Plumbing to get the job done right.
And when you need a regulator replacement, look no further than our professional plumbers. For dependable, long-lasting regulator replacement in Frisco, McKinney and surrounding areas, reach out to Earl’s Plumbing. Contact us today!