The cost for bottled (cylinder) supplied LPG includes cylinder refill delivery plus an annual cylinder rental fee:
1. Cylinder LPG Fill
The price per 45kg cylinder fill/re-fill depends on where you live. Delivery areas are divided into zones. OnGas picks up and replaces the empty cylinder with a full one. Call us on 0800 84 12 12 for pricing in your area.
2. Annual Cylinder Rental
Rental is an annual fee of $128.80 for two 45kg cylinders in the North Island and $98.12 for two 45kg cylinders in the South Island.
How long do the bottles last?
As a guide, we have supplied some figures based on average gas usage. Actual consumption will be subject to other factors such as thermostat controls, how often and at what temperature appliances are used.
|Application||Number in household||Average refills annually|
|Home heating only||N/A||6-9|
|Water heating only||2||4-6|
Each gas bottle (cylinder) contains 45kg of gas when full, which equals 2250 megajoules or 625 kilowatts of energy.
The gas supply is metered at your home. A daily fixed line charge and variable charge (for the gas you use) will usually apply for the ongoing gas supply. OnGas reads your meter regularly and sends you an account, much like your electricity supply.
Click here to view our piped (reticulated) LPG networks in sub divisions in the South Island. Call us on 0800 84 12 12 for pricing.
If you’re adding bottled gas to your home for the first time, you will require a gasfitter to install the pipework, connect your appliances and certify the installation is safe. Safety regulations require that once OnGas has delivered the cylinders, the gasfitter will need to return to connect the installation to the gas supply (cylinders) and turn the gas on.
Apart from the gasfitter’s time and materials (eg. pipework), there are some initial set up costs for your cylinder station which will also be incurred from your gasfitter. These are items such as the concrete pavers to place the bottles on, chain set, regulator, regulator cover and hoses.
Appliance costs vary significantly, depending on features etc. This information can be obtained from your local appliance retailer. As well as having up to date functionality, modern gas appliances are comparatively priced and their efficiency levels ensure gas remains a cost effective option for your energy needs.