Installing an LPG Heater to Your Home
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 some 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.
1. Choose Your LPG Gas Heater
First, you decide on which type, size and brand of LPG heater you wish to have.
There are two basic types:
Portable Gas Heaters
Portable LPG Gas Heaters plug into a bayonet fitting in the wall or on the floor.
They can be moved to other rooms that have a fitting and do not require a flue.
Flued Gas Heaters
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.
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 NZ LPG Bundle Offers.
You get a great price, 24 month interest free payments and Bonus Gas Credits!
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3. Pick Your LPG Supplier
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.
As part of the selection process, you will need to decide on the type of LPG delivery that you want.
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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.
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 $100 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.
Adding LPG to your all-electric home?
Please read How To Add LPG Gas to Your Home
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: