How To Add LPG Gas & Appliances to Your Home

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How To Add LPG Gas & Appliances to Your Home

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

Adding LPG to your home is easier than you think!

We work with you to get you the appliances you want, an experienced tradesman to do the installation and everything you need to know as a New User of Home LPG.

Here are 5 simple steps to get started:

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.

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

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 LPG installation process.  

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

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 project. 

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 LPG supplier before the gas fitter starts, as the tradesman will need to know from whom to order the initial gas bottles.

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

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

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

With our Automatic 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 and the installation of the appliances you have selected.

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

Some specialise in a particular type of appliance, 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:

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5. Install Your Gas Fittings & Appliances

The gas fitter will install a gas regulator, the gas bottle connectors and the gas service pipe to the appliance locations.   

These items become part of your property. 

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

A typical installation has two 45kg gas bottles

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.

Please see our illustrated Gas Bottle Placement Guide

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

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

6. Enjoy Your New Gas Appliances

 Checklist for adding LPG to a home

Why are Two Gas Bottles Better than One?

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

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

Find out:

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

  • How people manage to run out of gas even with two bottles.

  • Why having only one 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

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

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

This valve controls which bottle is in use.

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

Both 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 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 bottle and open the valve on the full bottle.

The Endless Rotating Supply

The logic behind two bottles is simple, once you understand the concepts behind it. 

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

For some people it takes many months.

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

This provides plenty of time to get your gas 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 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 bottle. 

That way they know when to order.

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

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

How Do Some Manage with Only One Gas Bottle?

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

Your first option is to run the 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 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 refills, as you only pay for what you use. 

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

Bottom line is that having two gas bottles 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 bottle runs out. 

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

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

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

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

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

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 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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