The Changeover Process

image4In some cases, we lay pipes by the cut-and-bore method, in which we dig an access hole on the side of the street, drill an underground passageway, and insert the piping, all without disrupting the surface. For streets where a larger pipe is necessary or subsurface conditions dictate, we dig a narrow trench, lay pipes, backfill the trench, compact the soil, and restore the surface.

The costs for residential, commercial, industrial and municipal conversions to natural gas are easily obtained through local licensed contractors; actual costs will vary. Contact us for details on your heating system.

Chances are, piping will require only a few hours. Once a network is in place and testing is completed you'll begin enjoying the benefits of natural gas!

In making the decision to switch from oil or propane to natural gas, remember:

  • To receive natural gas service, your home must be located within our service area.
  • Converting your appliances as well as your heating system to natural gas yields the greatest savings on your energy bills.
  • Efficient, clean-burning natural gas means you'll save on maintenance, too.
  • Both large and small homes can save by converting to natural gas. Size and type of home affect only the cost of conversion.

Your contractor will:

  • Install piping from the meter to your appliances
  • Replace your oil burner with a natural gas burner or replace the orifice nozzle in your propane burner
  • Install a chimney liner, where necessary
  • Repipe and install natural gas water heater, kitchen range, unit heaters, clothes dryer, etc., as desired.
 

Commercial Contractors
Please request references If not familiar with these contractors

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ABM Mechanical
33 Dowd Road
Bangor, Maine
207-992-9250
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Sullivan & Merritt
207-848-5788
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Northeast Mechanical Corp
207-989-2566 or 800-883-7661
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Mechanical Services, Inc.
72 Freedom Parkway
Hermon, ME 04401
207-947-6250
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XL Air, Inc.
207-990-1700
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Pine Tree Food Equipment
6 State Street Suite A
Brewer, Maine 04412
207-989-4862
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Lee Blaylock
(Restaurant Equipment)
207-989-2213
Williams Heating Ventilation
207-989-3354
Powell Refrigeration
(Restaurant Equipment)
207-989-7061
 
Northeast Restaurant Equipment Service
207-989-4001 or 207-745-7431
AAA Energy Service Company
207-487-3706
Airotherm
207-989-4738
 
Bangor Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating
207-942-1135
Fabian Oil, Inc.
P.O. Box 99
Oakland, ME
207-465-2000
Fastco Corporation
675 West Broadway
Lincoln, ME 04457
207-794-3030
 
Industrial Heating & Piping Company
146 Thatcher Street
Bangor, ME 04401
207-974-7450
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Corporation
(800) 649-4197
Attn Bill Wyatt, P.E.
(This list is only a partial listing of the contractors available in the Bangor area. For a full listing, please consult your local yellow pages.)

The following Bangor area wholesale distributors offer natural gas equipment, parts, and supplies:

Bangor Pipe & Supply Inc.
69 Farm Road
Bangor, ME 04401
207-942-1200

Bell/Simons Company
470 Odlin Road
Bangor, ME 04401
207-947-3810

F. W. Webb Company
67 Target Industrial Circle
Bangor, ME 04401
207-947-6905

New England Controls, Inc.
184 Target Industrial Circle
Bangor, ME 04401
207-942-1400

Johnstone Supply Inc.
195 Thatcher Street
Bangor, ME 04401
207-942-0293

Redlon & Johnson
162 Target Industrial Circle
Bangor, ME 04401
207-947-3301