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Home LPG gas bottle installation is easier than you think with an LPG gas bottle installation cost less than you expect. We help you to get the appliances you want, find experienced tradesman to do the LPG gas bottle installation and get a low home gas installation cost.

Everything you need to know as a New Users of LPG gas bottles for home

This is a step-by-step home gas installation guide to adding LPG gas bottles to an existing all-electric home.

Here are 5 simple home gas installation steps to get started with your home LPG gas bottle installation:

1. Choose Your Appliances

First, you decide on which LPG Gas Appliances you wish to have.

Our Online Appliance Catalogue has a great selection of types, brands and models from which to choose.

Tankless Continuous Flow Hot Water SystemsRinnai Infinity 20

Continuous Flow Hot Water Systems are a great choice to replace old electric hot water heaters.

They are energy efficient and they only run when you are using your hot water. 

Best of all, you'll never run out of hot water again!

LPG Gas Heaters

LPG Gas Heaters have advantages over the electric alternatives.

Rinnai EnergySaver Gas Heater

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.

Gas Cooking

Professional chefs know that Gas Cooking is the obvious way to go.

Rapid heating and instantaneous heat control makes it the choice of professional chefs and great home cooks around the world.

Gas Cooker

 Go to online gas appliance store

2. Buy Your Appliances

Pre-purchase the appliances so that they can be connected as part of the home LPG gas bottle installation process.  This will save time and could save you money, as you will only need to have the gas fitter to your home for one complete LPG installation.

Make sure you specify the LPG version of the appliances, as they are slightly different from the natural gas models. 

You could save even more money, if you choose one of our great LPG Bundle Offers.

3. Pick Your LPG Supplier

45kg gas bottles

You also want to pick your home supplier before LPG gas bottle installation starts, as the gas fitter will need to know from whom to order the initial LPG gas bottles.

As part of the selection process, you will need to decide on the type of LPG gas bottles delivery that you want.

There are two choices: Automatic LPG Refill Tanker Delivery and LPG Gas Bottle Refill Exchange services.

Most home LPG users prefer the Automatic LPG Refill Tanker Delivery, as there is no need to check LPG gas bottles, changeover between LPG gas bottles or even order LPG refill.

With our Automatic LPG Refill Tanker Delivery, the deliveries are scheduled for you, based on the appliances you choose and how much gas you use. 

You even have the option of underground LPG storage.  It really is EFFORTLESS LPG™!

4. Choose a Licensed Gas Fitter

You should choose a licensed gas fitter that is familiar with LPG gas bottle installation and the installing of the appliances you have selected.

For example, some gas fitters may not install LPG gas fireplaces or other particular types of appliances. 

Some specialise in a particular type of home LPG gas installation, such as hot water heaters. 

We work with you to identify an experienced gas fitter in your area who can do what you require. 

Also see Use of Licensed Gas Fitters Explained

 

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

Find a local plumber or gas fitter

5. Install Your LPG Gas Fittings & Appliances

The gas fitter will install a gas regulator, the LPG gas bottle installation connectors and the gas service pipe to the appliance locations. A typical LPG bottled gas installation has two 45kg LPG gas bottles  

These items become part of your property. 

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

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

Please see our illustrated LPG Gas Bottle Installation Placement Guide

The gas fitter will then install and connect the appliances, including any plumbing work that is required.

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

LPG Installation Cost

LPG installation cost varies based on a number of variables:

  • Number and type of appliances installed

  • Installation configuration of gas fireplaces and cookers

  • Distance from the LPG gas bottle installation to the appliances

  • Need for a concrete slab for the LPG gas bottle installation to stand on

So the LPG installation cost can vary from a few hundred dollars up to a few thousand dollars, particularly if there is an inbuilt fireplace involved. It is always best practice to get quotes, for the LPG installation cost, from around 3 licensed gas fitters.

6. Enjoy Your New Gas Appliances

 Checklist for adding LPG to a home

Why is a Two LPG Gas Bottle Installation Better than One?

Many people wonder why they need a two LPG gas bottle installation for their home LPG instead of just one. 

The simple answer is “So you don’t run out of gas” but even two LPG gas bottles are no guarantee if you don’t know the “how” and “why”.

Find out:

  • Why you only use one LPG gas bottle at a time.

  • How people manage to run out of gas even with a two LPG gas bottle installation.

  • Why having only one LPG gas bottle is a big compromise.

  • How to get your free 9-page e-book -- The Illustrated Guide to Home LPG

  • The Seven Tips for Not Running Out of Gas

One at a Time with a Two LPG Gas Bottle Installation

Two gas bottles on a home.While you have a two LPG gas bottle installation, you only draw gas from one at a time.  

There is a changeover valve installed between the LPG gas bottles and your gas regulator. 

This valve controls which bottle is in use.

Automatic changeover valves switch from one LPG gas bottle to the other when the first one is empty. 

Both LPG gas bottle valves are left open so that you do not need to take any action. 

However, some people prefer to manually open the second LPG gas bottle so that they know when the first bottle is out of gas.

If you have a manual changeover valve you just need to flip the lever when the first bottle runs dry. 

You also need to close the valve on the empty LPG gas bottle and open the valve on the full bottle.

Gas Bottle Installation for Endless Rotating Supply

The logic behind a two LPG gas bottle installation is simple, once you understand the concepts behind it. 

It typically takes over a month to consume the contents of a 45kg LPG gas bottle

For some people it takes many months.

The concept is that you order your gas delivery as soon as the first LPG gas bottle runs out. 

This provides plenty of time to get your LPG gas bottles delivered with virtually no risk of ever running out.

So How Do People Run Out of Gas?

automatic changeover valveWhile there is a red indicator on automatic changeover valves that indicates one LPG gas bottle is empty, some people just forget to check (see photo)

The result is that they run out of gas. 

As mentioned earlier, this is why some users choose to manually open the valve on the second LPG gas bottle. 

That way they know when to order.

People with manual changeover valves should order gas as soon as they switch from the first LPG gas bottle to the second. 

Unfortunately, some forget to do this and the result is two empty LPG gas bottles and no gas.

How Do Some Manage with Only One LPG Gas Bottle Installation?

If you elect to only have a one LPG gas bottle installation you also choose to makes compromises. 

Your first option is to run the LPG gas bottle dry and put up with the inconvenience of being without gas until you get a delivery. 

This is far from ideal with cold showers, no gas for cooking and/or no heat as the interim result.

Alternatively, you can continuously check the level of your LPG gas bottle and order when it is near empty. 

The compromise with this option is that you will spend a lot of effort on checking your gas level and eventually you will order before you have fully used the contents. 

As long as you don’t cut it too close, you shouldn’t run out of gas.

This method is OK if you get tanker LPG refills, as you only pay for what you use. 

However, if you get exchange LPG gas bottles, you are not getting full value for your money if you haven’t used all the gas.

Bottom line is that having a two LPG gas bottle installation is a much better option.

Help for New Users of Home LPG

New User GuideIf you are a first time user of home LPG, you will probably need additional guidance to explain how everything works.  
The supplier should provide detailed "How-to" instructions and answers to frequently asked questions specifically tailored for new LPG users.
Get your free 9-page e-book -- The Illustrated Guide to Home LPG
It is a pictorial 'How To' explaining everything you need to know.

Seven Tips to Not Run Out of Gas

1. Always order gas as soon as the first LPG gas bottle runs out. 

2. Remember to order sooner, rather than later, during the busy winter season.

3. Check your LPG gas bottles more often in cold weather.  

4. Additional house guests use more gas so remember to check more often.

5. Check your LPG gas bottles more often if you install additional gas appliances.

6. If you only have one LPG gas bottle, you should consider adding a second gas bottle installation. 

7. Consider using an LPG supplier that offers Gas Check Alerts™ by Text (SMS).

Get Automatic Tanker Delivery for Effortless LPG

The ultimate solution is to switch to automatic tanker delivery

You get a reliable supply of bottled gas automatically delivered. 

No more checking your LPG gas bottles or calling to order gas. 

It is the perfect easy-to-use choice, especially for Homeowners New to LPG.

 

Please see important information for New Users of Home LPG 

Signup for new LPG gas account

Click to Open New Account

 

New LPG customers get $80 of gas credits
 See Welcome Package for details
 

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