Gas Testing and Gas Lines Facts
The gas that flows into your home connects to a gas meter. The gas meter has a gauge that tells you the system’s current pressure. In most homes, gas pressure is somewhere between .25 pounds and one pound of pressure. Any number outside of this range warrants a call to a Henderson plumber, as it could mean there’s an underlying problem.
If you’re still wondering why gas pressure is so significant, having an improper amount can cause a fire. The gas lines connect directly to the furnace. If there is too much pressure, the gas burners can overheat and cause a fire. A gas water heater and a gas-powered dryer can also overheat from excess pressure.