NATURAL GAS CONNECTIONS TO A NEW PROPERTY: GAS INSTALLATION IN 6 STEPS
Are you looking to connect your home or business to natural gas? Look no further than Move In Connect! We make the process of connecting to natural gas quick and easy, so you can enjoy all the benefits that natural gas has to offer.
Natural gas is a popular and efficient choice for heating, hot water, and cooking, and can save you money on your energy bills. But if you are trying to connect natural gas for the first time it can feel a little overwhelming.
That’s where Move In Connect comes in. We can help you verify gas availability and guide you through the gas install process. We offer top-quality service and are dedicated to making the process as smooth and hassle-free as possible.
So why wait? Contact Move In Connect today to learn more about connecting to natural gas and start enjoying all the benefits it has to offer!
Connecting to Natural Gas: A Step-by-Step Guide
Are you ready to make the switch to natural gas in your home or business? Follow these steps to lodge a new connection request and get started.
STEP 1: DETERMINE THE TYPE OF INSTALLATION OF GAS YOU NEED
Depending on the current status of gas in your home, there are three potential options for your new gas install.
- Mains construction – for where there is no existing mains gas line connection to the street.
- Service line installation – for where there is no existing gas line connection to the required meter location on your property.
- Meter only installation – for where the gas line connection is complete and only a new meter is required.
STEP 2: GATHER THE NECESSARY INFORMATION
In order to connect to a gas supply to your home, you will need to provide detailed information about your installation address, your contact information, and the appliances that will be using natural gas. You should also have the PGE number of your preferred gasfitter on hand.
STEP 3: CONTACT YOUR CONNECTIONS PROVIDER TEAM
The next step is to call your connections provider team or gas fitter and provide them with the information listed above. They will guide you through the process to connect natural gas and help you determine the size of the meter that should be installed at your property.
STEP 4: SET UP AN ACCOUNT WITH YOUR ENERGY RETAILER
Before you can get your gas meter installed, you’ll need to set up a billing account with your chosen energy company. This will typically involve providing some basic information about yourself and your property.
It’s important to take your time to choose the best energy plan for your home – it can save you hundreds of dollars each year. Most retailers offer a bundle deal so you can combine your electricity and gas plans with one provider, making it easier and more affordable. For help finding the cheapest energy plan for your home’s needs, call the team at Move-In Connect and let our experts do the hard work for you.
STEP 5: REQUEST A METER INSTALLATION
Once you have your billing account set up, you’ll need to call your energy provider to request a meter installation. This process, which is also known as a “meter fix”, typically involves scheduling a date for the installation to take place. You’ll need to make sure someone is present at the property on the day of the installation, either in the morning or afternoon.
Your energy provider can help you locate a reputable contractor who can handle the installation and be accessible for future meter readings.
The process of installing a gas meter typically takes up to four weeks but if you need a meter installed more urgently, you may be able to expedite the process.
STEP 6: CONNECT YOUR APPLIANCES
After your gas meter is installed, your gas fitter will need to identify the pipes between the meter and your household appliances and make the necessary connections. This is an important step in the installation of gas, as it ensures that your appliances are safely and properly connected to the gas line.
By following these steps, you can get your home or business connected to natural gas efficiently and safely. Remember, Australian Gas Networks Limited operates natural gas transmission pipelines and distribution networks in multiple states across Australia, and their assets are managed by APAGroup.com.au. With the right resources and support, connecting to natural gas can be a smooth and straightforward process.
FAQS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GAS
HOW MUCH DOES GAS INSTALLATION COST?
The total cost for installation of gas can be between $1200 – $5000. The cost of a natural gas connection is made up of charges from the distributor, gas fitter and retailer. The price varies depending on where you live, the type of gas installation required, how much pipework is required, how many outlets you want and the ease of access.
A gas fitter will provide you with a quote for the work involved in connecting natural gas to your property before work begins, so that you don’t get any nasty surprises.
WHAT IS LPG?
LPG stands for Liquified Petroleum Gas. It is often referred to simply as bottled gas. If natural gas is not available at your home, LPG is a good alternative to allow you to enjoy the benefits of gas in your home.
Installation of gas with LPG follows a similar process as the one to connect natural gas, except you do not need to organise a gas line connection to the distribution network.
GAS PRODUCTION, RESERVES, AND CONSUMPTION IN AUSTRALIA
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HOW IS GAS TRANSPORTED AROUND AUSTRALIA?
Gas is transported around Australia by a series of pipes known as the grid. This is managed by gas distributors in each state. The distributors deliver gas to the mains pipes in your street.
A gas fitter will just run a connection from the gas main to your property. Once it’s connected, its job is done and you can start using it with your appliances.
HOW DOES A GAS METER WORKS?
Your gas meter is used to measure your usage and regulate flow as well. To get an accurate reading, your gas meter will be checked periodically (usually every 3 months). Where you want the gas meter installed is based on a number of factors. And we always think about where we want it to be located when we assess them.
Read more here: Gas install and meter readings.
DOES AUSTRALIA USE NATURAL GAS?
Australia is quickly becoming the fastest-growing country for natural gas consumption. This energy source makes up 18% of our primary energy use. The gas export crisis and the rising cost of fossil fuels is causing a shift away from natural gas towards renewable energy sources.
WHERE DOES AUSTRALIA GET GAS FROM?
One of the major natural gas sources in Australia is the Gippsland basin in eastern Australia. Other gas sources are the Perth and Carnarvon basins in Western Australia, and the Bonaparte basin in the Northern Territory.
WHO OWNS THE GAS NETWORK IN AUSTRALIA?
The gas network is owned by the gas distributors, who build, manage and maintain the gas pipes in their region. In addition they action customer’s request for gas, including installing a meter and conducting regular meter readings.
Australian Gas Networks Limited is an Australian energy company that operates natural gas transmission pipelines and distribution networks in South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales, and the Northern Territory.
DOES AUSTRALIA IMPORT NATURAL GAS?
No, in fact, Australia is one of the world’s largest natural gas exporters. Liquefied natural gas exports grew by 6% and have grown by an average of 17% per year since the past decade. Australia imports most of its refined petroleum products and crude oil, but most Australian energy is generated by coal, natural gas, and renewable sources.
DOES AUSTRALIA PRODUCE ITS OWN GAS?
Australia produced a lot of natural gas in 2014–2015: 66 billion cubic meters of gas, 80% of which was produced in the Western Australian and Queensland regions. Australia also produces LNG, and in 2004 LNG exports were 7.9 million tons (10.7 billion cubic meters or 10.7 billion cubic meters), or 6% of all world LNG trade.
CAN I GET NATURAL GAS AT MY HOUSE?
Are you wondering if your house is able to receive natural gas? With Move In Connect, it’s easy to find out! We can help you verify the availability of natural gas in your area and guide you through the process of connecting your home to natural gas. Whether you’re in need of an emergency replacement or just looking to set up a new connection, our team is here to make the process as smooth and simple as possible.
Don’t hesitate to contact Move In Connect today to find out about natural gas connections Victoria, NSW, SA and the ACT and start enjoying all the benefits it has to offer! Find out more using the links below.
How to connect gas to house by state:
If you plan ahead and get help where you need it, getting set up with gas in your home can be easy. The six steps for a simple gas connection to house are:
- Determine the type of connection you need
- Gather the necessary information
- Contact a gas provider or gas fitter
- Sign up to an energy plan with your preferred gas provider
- Arrange a gas meter installation
- Connect your appliances
Don’t forget, the experts at Move-In Connect can take care of it all for you, free of charge, by calling 1300 786 045. We can also find you a better deal on your electricity, internet and Pay TV at the same time.