How to Install a Gas Heater in Your Home
How to add an LPG gas heater to your home

How to Add an LPG Heater to Your Home

A step-by-step guide to adding an LPG gas heater to your home, including the addition of LPG gas to an all-electric home

Easy to Install

No matter where you live, you can have gas heating with LPG gas.   

We make adding LPG heating easy. 

We work with you to get you the LPG heater you want, a qualified gas fitter to do the installation and help you save money, too!

LPG gas heaters have advantages over the electric alternatives.

They can heat an area much more quickly and, unlike reverse cycle air conditioning, continue to provide maximum heat output even when it's very cold outside. 

How To:

1. Choose Your LPG Gas Heater

Portable gas heater bayonet

First, you decide on which type, size and brand of LPG heater you wish to have. 

There are two basic types:

• Portable LPG Gas Heaters plug into a bayonet* fitting in the wall or on the floor. 

They can be moved to any** room that has a fitting and do not require a flue.  Rinnai, Everdure and Paloma all offer great portable models. 

• Flued LPG Gas Heaters are fixed in place with a flue installed, usually through the wall, floor or ceiling. 

The Rinnai EnergySaver range is the top of the line in flued heaters, with a number of models and flue kit options

• Victoria residents, please choose a VIC Compliant model*

Go to online gas appliance store 

 What size LPG gas heater do you need?

Gas-Heater-Room-Size-Chart

2. Buy Your LPG Gas Heater

Pre-purchase the LPG gas heater.  This will save time and could save you money, if you choose one of our great LPG Bundle OffersYou get a great price, 24 month interest free payments and Bonus Gas Credits 
 

Compare Indoor Gas Heater Prices

Now you can compare prices for all the major brands of indoor gas heaters including:
Rinnai, Everdure, Paloma, Braemar and Cannon.
Click on your category of interest to compare prices:

3. Pick Your LPG Supplier

45kg gas bottles

If you are a New User of Home LPG, you also want to pick your LPG supplier before the gas fitter starts, as the gas fitter will need to know from whom to order the initial gas bottles.
It's fast and easy to Open a New LPG Gas Account Online.
 
As part of the selection process, you will need to decide on the type of LPG delivery that you want.
There are two choices: Automatic Tanker Delivery and Gas Bottle Exchange services.

4. Choose a Licensed Gas Fitter

You should choose a licensed gas fitter that is familiar with LPG and the installation of LPG gas heaters. 

We work with you to identify an experienced gas fitter in your area. 

Please also see Use of Licensed Gas Fitters Explained 

Try our Trade Finder Map Tool to find a qualified gas fitter close to you:

5. Install Gas Fittings, If You Don't Already Have LPG

If you do not yet have LPG at your home, the gas fitter will install a gas regulator, the gas bottle connectors and the gas piping.  

We provide the gas bottles and our $80 Bonus Welcome Package

Be sure to tell the gas fitter if you are getting our Automatic Tanker Delivery, as this can affect the placement of the gas bottles.

6. Install Your LPG Heater

The gas fitter will then install the bayonet, for a portable gas heater, or the entire flued gas heater and flue kit.  

We will coordinate the initial gas delivery so that he can test the heater as the last step of the project.

How long will a gas bottle last using a gas heater?

That depends on the gas consumption rating of the heater being used. 

Heater gas consumption is expressed in mega joules or MJ of energy.

One litre of LPG has approximately 25MJ of energy content.  

A 45kg gas bottle contains just a bit more than 88 litres or approximately 2200MJ of energy. 

The following chart shows run times by MJ rating:

 LPG-Gas-Heater-Duration-On-45kg

Rinnai EnergySaver Flue Kit Options
*Examples of Rinnai EnergySaver® Flue Kit Options
 
 

Special Deals To Help You Get Started With LPG Heating

Please click on promotion for full details*

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Rinnai Titan & Granada Gas Heater Sale

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LPG gas Welcome Package

It's fast and easy to get started with Elgas as your LPG supplier 

Just Open a New LPG Gas Account Online

 

*Special note for Victoria residents only: Please see Victoria Gas Heater Regulations

**Portable heaters should not be used in bedrooms or any rooms used for sleeping.

 

 

 

 

 

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