For Your Home
Convert To Natural Gas!
The detailed process of converting to natural gas:
- Determine availability. Complete the online Conversion Request Form at ConvertToNaturalGas.com. You will receive either an immediate response stating gas is available at your address, or, if further research is required, an e-mail regarding availability in about three days. Submit your Natural Gas Conversion Request NOW!
- Have your Contractor provide us with information. This includes the number/type/BTU rating of the gas appliances you are installing, distance from street to desired meter location, and gas pressure requirements. Participating heating contractors have the required forms. If you are not using a participating contractor, forms can be downloaded from ConvertToNaturalGas.com.
- Submit the required conversion paperwork to Washington Gas. Your natural gas contractor can assist in this process, which includes:
- Determine the cost for the underground gas line and meter. Once the forms are submitted, Washington Gas will send you a commitment letter outlining your cost, if any. This cost, if required, would be in addition to whatever your heating contractor has quoted for the natural gas equipment and installation, and contributes to installing the gas service line, meter, and regulator. If you are using a Washington Gas Participating Heating Contractor, all costs (natural gas appliances, service line, meter, and regulator installation) can be financed with approved credit (contractor provides financing).
- Return signed commitment Letter. Nothing further will happen until you sign and return the commitment letter and pay any installation contribution (if required). If you do not return the commitment letter, the price quote is good for six months from the date on the commitment letter.
Fax or mail your signed commitment letter along with a check for your contribution, if one was required.Mailing address:
Washington Gas Light Company
Attn: Market Opportunities
6801 Industrial Road
Springfield, VA 22151
Fax: (866) 498-2389
- Washington gas applies for all necessary permits and permissions. All gas installations are subject to Washington Gas obtaining the necessary permits and easements. Once Washington Gas receives the required information and permits, a project manager will sign off on your job and send it to one of our underground contractors for installation.
- Washington Gas underground subcontractor will contact to schedule gas line and meter installation. Once we have received the signed commitment Letter from you with your check (if required), Washington Gas will turn your job over to our underground contractors. Our Underground contractor will coordinate with the utility locating service to mark the public underground utilities as required by law. You should locate and mark private underground utilities such as sprinkler systems, buried oil tanks or landscape lighting systems prior to service installation. Finally, the underground contractor will call you to schedule the installation date.
- Schedule all installations. As required by law, Washington Gas will have the utility locating service mark any public underground utilities. All private underground utilities—such as sprinkler systems, buried oil tanks, landscape lighting systems—must be located and marked by you. Next, underground contractors will call to schedule an installation date. Once the underground line is installed, your gas meter will be installed (no scheduling is required). Once your heating contractor has installed and inspected all the interior gas piping/equipment, they can connect the house line to the meter.
- Have Your Meter Installed. Once the installation of the underground line is completed, your meter will be set. If your HVAC Contractor has not already done so, he/she will need to install the interior gas piping and equipment and have it inspected. Make sure your heating contractor confirms the installation of the gas service with Washington Gas prior to removing your existing appliances. To have your meter installed call, 703-750-1000 (Option#5) and ask for a Customer Service Representative to set up you meter installation.Once this is complete, they can connect your house line to our meter.
- Contact your natural gas equipment installer to complete installation. This includes installation of interior gas lines, equipment and local code authority inspections.
Whew! And you're done. Welcome to Washington Gas. Now you can enjoy a lifetime of the comfort and convenience that clean-burning natural gas provides.