Installing gas at your home

Renovating is a great time to have gas installed at your home

Installing gas

Should I install gas at my home?

Both natural and LPG bottled gas are efficient ways to heat your water, your home and to cook with, and one of the best times to have these installed is when you're renovating.

Gas has several benefits over electricity in your home:

  • With continuous flow water heating you only heat the water you use, meaning that you'll never run out of hot water and you're not paying to keep a whole cylinder of water "on the boil" 24/7.
     
  • Gas provides instant hot water, and with mains water pressure your shower will be both piping hot and strong.
     
  • You'll no longer need a hot water cylinder, which once removed could free up more cupboard or storage space.
     
  • Gas heats quickly and efficiently and is both precise and controllable. This means you're always able to get the right temperature, whether you're using it to heat your home, hot water or to cook with.

What's the best gas option for my home?

Choosing which type of gas supply to connect when renovating will depend on where you live and what appliances you're looking to have installed.

  • Piped natural gas is available throughout urban areas of the North Island and requires a permanent connection to the gas network. Connecting to piped natural gas is recommended if it's available in your location.
     
  • Installing bottled gas is the recommended option if your property can't be connected to the piped natural gas network (or if connecting natural gas from the road will be too expensive).

How do I get piped natural gas or LPG bottled gas connected?

4 steps to getting natural gas connected

The first step to getting natural gas installed is to call us on 0800 300 400 to see if your home can be connected to the network. If your home can be connected, our specialist team will organise both the connection and the gas meter installation for you.

Setting everything up can take up to 6 – 8 weeks, so it's important to factor this in with the timings of the rest of your renovations. The cost of the installation and connection will be dependent on a number of factors and our connection specialists will help you with this.

5 steps to getting bottled gas installed at your home

The first step is to select a licensed gas fitter. The gas fitter will be responsible for installing your gas bottle connection points, appliances and piping. It's a legal requirement that your gas is installed by a licenced gasfitter registered with the NZ Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers Board. For more information on what to look for when selecting a gas fitter visit www.pgdb.co.nz

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