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NATURAL GAS FOR LARGE RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS
Home builders can receive customized cost-saving solutions to get your new construction homes sold.
Area residents want natural gas. For builders, this means an increased demand for your property. For customers, it means cost savings, efficiency, convenience and comfort.
If you have a residential project with three or more homes and you’re interested in natural gas, contact the Washington Gas Sales Team early in the planning process. They are ready to meet with you to discuss your project’s energy needs, provide you with customized cost-saving solutions and move you through each phase of the process to get your project sold.
Washington Gas offers a range of services to help facilitate the process of including natural gas in residential projects. A listing of those services can be found below.
Heat your construction site with natural gas. It saves money, time, resources and, best of all, it's easy.
With natural gas construction heating, you save time and effort by avoiding the inconvenience of scheduling propane deliveries and continually moving propane tanks back and forth, floor to floor, to heat your work site. No more lost time, manpower or money.
When you apply for your permanent natural gas service line, let us know that you would like to take advantage of natural gas for your construction heaters.
Natural gas construction heating:
- Natural gas costs less than propane.
- You pay only for what you use.
- No time lost scheduling propane deliveries.
- No time spent moving propane tanks.
- Natural gas is always available.
Assures a Better Allocation of Resources
- Cranes can be used for construction, not moving propane tanks.
- Resources aren't needed to monitor fuel usage.
- Flexible hosing goes anywhere on site from the utility meter.
Here's How It Works
Washington Gas provides permanent underground gas service and a meter at a specified location on your job site. You or your subcontractor utilize flexible hoses, gas laterals or risers (either temporary or those to be used for the permanent gas loads) inside the building. The hoses connect to your portable heaters for temporary heat wherever and whenever you need it. Because gas is always available—instantly ready any time of day or night—monitoring your fuel supply isn’t required.
To assure that Washington Gas meets your construction heating needs, contact us well in advance to apply for your permanent gas service line, allowing sufficient time to install the service. If you are renovating an old building that has an existing riser in place, you may be able to use the existing riser during construction, so we recommend contacting us before having the riser removed. We’re ready to help you plan ahead so you get the full benefits of natural gas heating during construction.
There are times when you may need to have the gas service to a property disconnected. Furthermore, you may need confirmation that the property does not have gas service. Learn the steps to disconnecting service or verify that your property does not have gas utility service here.
If you have one meter that you would like to get set, call 844-WASHGAS (927-4427). Please be sure to have your account number available to help our customer service representatives facilitate your request.
Please be advised it may take up to seven days to set the meter. Prior to meter set, please make sure the following items are completed; incomplete items could cause a delay and/or the appointment to be rescheduled.
Prior to setting the meter:
- Gas service, rack and/or meter bar must be installed.
- The interior gas piping (house line) must be connected to the meter bar
- Pressure reducing regulators must be installed on 2psi house lines.
- All interior gas lines must be valved and capped.
- The interior gas piping must pass a county/city inspection (1st and/or 2nd if applicable) and the
inspection tag must be located on-site.
- The permanent address should be affixed to the home with lot number visible in yard and/or
county permit displayed in the front window.
- Building must be unlocked and provide safe access.
Washington Gas’ service territory includes Washington, D.C. and counties in Maryland and Virginia.
All gas-fired products sold and used in the U.S. are covered by a variety of certification standards, building codes and local requirements. Contact the code authority in your area to confirm that the products you choose meet requirements.
When planning any type of construction, home improvement or landscaping project that requires digging or excavating, contact 811 to notify the underground utility line locating service before you are scheduled to begin the project.
Learn more about the natural gas appliances available.
Today's high-efficient natural gas heating systems–now up to 96 percent efficient–will keep your customers warm and comfortable on the chilliest days. Learn more.
Today’s natural gas water heaters are more efficient than ever. The natural gas flame provides instant heat, allowing customers to efficiently heat water twice as fast than an electric model. Learn more.
Natural gas ranges are preferred by the world's best chefs and people who love cooking in their own homes. A natural gas range instantly turns on and off, provides even heat, is easy to clean and offers variable temperature control. Learn more.
Natural gas fireplaces simulate the look of a real wood – with none of the hassles. Learn more.
The more laundry you do the more you'll appreciate a natural gas dryer. Unlike electric dryers, natural gas dryers provide instant heat. Learn more.
With a natural gas standby power generator, when electricity is lost – day or night – your customers can be assured that their home will still have power. Learn more.
The builder/developer community plays a significant role in our success at Washington Gas. To express our gratitude, we’ve created the Eco-Builder Program -- a set of customizable marketing tools to help you market your project, reach new customers and boost sales. These tools are available to you at no charge, provided that your project is using natural gas for heating and hot water.
Think of the Eco-Builder Program as an extension to your existing marketing efforts: we will work with you to create marketing materials that are consistent with your current branding strategy, while promoting the benefits of natural gas that your property offers.
Renters and home-buyers alike prefer natural gas appliances for the comfort, reliability, cost savings and environmental benefits they provide – which is all the more reason to work with Washington Gas to get your properties rented or sold!
Marketing Tools for Participants
Free Advertising in Energy of the City Magazine
Energy of the City Magazine is Washington Gas’ annual natural gas, eco-friendly, design and lifestyle magazine. It was created to inspire and teach readers how to be ecofriendly. City dwellers and suburbanite readers alike will find that making a commitment to sustainability and efficiency does not require compromising style and individuality. Energy of the City is distributed to approximately 7,000 readers per year. Builders and developers can opt for full or half page ads throughout the publication.
CUSTOM OUTDOOR SALES SIGNS
Custom outdoor sales signs offered by the Eco-Builder Program will give you the ability to promote that your properties have exactly what home buyers want - efficient, reliable and comfortable natural gas. The arm post sign is completely customizable, and you’ll have the ability to add a topper or rider that highlights the availability of natural gas.
CLOSING GIFTS FOR NEW BUYERS AND TENANTS
Let your clients know how much you appreciate their business by giving them closing gifts that they’ll enjoy for years to come. Choose from items like oven mitts and BBQ thermometers to picnic baskets and tool sets.
NATURAL GAS BENEFITS CARD
Educating buyers on the benefits of natural gas has never been easier. Receive free natural gas benefits cards when you order closing gifts. You can include them in your closing gift baskets or give them to visitors of your model homes.
No matter how you distribute them, your recipients will know they’re making the right choice by purchasing a home with comfortable and convenient natural gas.
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