Convert Gas Stove to Electric

We undertake gas appliance conversions between Natual Gas, LPG and electricity Wellington Wide.

Gas To Electric Conversion

Converting a gas stove to electric is not as simple as it looks. The power cable to an electric stove is the largest cable and draw in a house. Some fuse boards do not have enough power to them to run an electric stove after having a gas stove.  In fact some older homes, in Wellington do not have a large enough cable to house to run an electric stove. It is therefore necessary to run a new cable from the street to the fuse board to have enough power to run an electric stove in those cases.

Its important to check the electrical cabling before converting and buying an electric stove when you have had a gas stove. Newer homes should not be  a problem although you will still likely need a cable to the cooker from the fuse board.

Electric To Gas

This conversion needs a gas pipe from the existing piping system to the new gas cooker position. The existing electrica cable will be changed to a hot point for the stove electronics.

Natural Gas to LPG

You may be changing to LPG to get rid of the gas meter line charge. Natural gas appliances are not the same as LPG appliances. Some appliances cannot be converted which is something to watch when buying 2nd hand  or even new.

Some appliances have conversion kits.

The gas appliance needs to be on the approved database in order for it to be converted as an approved appliance.

Here is the link to that database of approved appliances.

http://www.med.govt.nz/energysafety/gasd-search-declarations

Our Recommendation

If you want to get rid of the gas meter line charge. Pick a cooker with a gas top and electric oven. Check it has a 10 Amp rating for the oven or less. Then it only needs a standard power point. Use a 9kg LPG bottle to run the top which is best installed outside. The bottle usually lasts 5 Months to a year depending on use.

We are the appliance conversion experts in Wellington. Call now on 0800 484 353.