How to Install a Home Gas Fireplace

How to Install a Home Gas Fireplace

Whether you call them gas log fires or gas fireplaces, they are a great enhancement to any home and installing one is easier than you think.

Gas fireplaces are that rare combination of beauty and practicality.

A home fireplace creates an ambiance unlike anything else.

It adds warmth and soul to any room.

At the same time, gas fireplaces are an energy efficient way to heat your NZ home.

Some people are wary of adding a gas fireplace because they think that it will be too difficult to install.

Actually, it can be quite simple.

A gas fitter does the installation and it can often be done in one day.

How To Add an LPG Gas Fireplace in 7 Steps:

1. Choose Your LPG Gas Fireplace

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

There are three basic types, based on the type of installation:

Gas Fireplace Inserts

If you have an existing masonry fireplace or inbuilt space heater, then a gas fireplace inserts may be perfect for your home.

They are designed and sized to fit into the existing opening.

This removes the cost of any additional wall construction.

No separate flue is required if you have a masonry fireplaces that is in good condition.

For an older masonry fireplace, you can run a metal flue inside the old masonry chimney.
Both reduce installation costs.

The Rinnai Timberflame and the Rinnai Neo ETR are both great gas fireplace inserts.

Free Standing Gas Fireplaces

Freestanding gas log fires are also easy to install.

As the name implies, they stand separate from the wall.

Freestanding units are typically placed on an elevated plinth base, to raise then off of the floor.

Your gas fitter simply installs a metal flue through the roof.

The Rinnai Timberflame Centrum ETR Gas Log Flame Fire Heater Fireplace is among the finest choices in freestanding gas fireplaces.

Inbuilt Gas Fireplaces

For the more ambitious remodeller, there are inbuilt gas fireplaces.

Inbuilt are the way to go if you want a wider profile gas fireplace.

You will need to build a false wall enclosure for the fireplace and flue, but the end result is worth it.

You can even add a mantel piece.

Some models are available with zero clearance options, so the amount of space used can be kept to a minimum.

The Arriva Classic gas fireplace is both big and beautiful.

Process of building a false wall to enclose a zero clearance model inbuilt gas fireplace.

2. Buy Your LPG Gas Fireplace

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

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.

It’s fast and easy to Open a New NZ 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.

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 NZ 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 Gas Fireplace

The gas fitter will then install the gas fireplace and flue kit.

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

7. Enjoy Your New Gas Fireplace!

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