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Many Canberra residents still rely on gas appliances for heating water, cooking, and heating their homes. However, with advances in electric appliance technology and rising energy prices, more households are considering switching from gas to more energy-efficient electric options.

At Canberra Plumbing & Drains, we can help you safely, affordably, and efficiently change over from gas to electric appliances. We are experts in decommissioning old gas systems, installing new electric ones, and ensuring you get the most out of electric upgrades.

Why Switch From Gas Appliances?

There are several good reasons to consider switching from gas to electric appliances in your Canberra home:

Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Gas appliances emit significant amounts of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane. You can dramatically reduce your home’s carbon footprint by switching to electric options powered by renewable energy.

Lower Energy and Gas Bills

While reducing greenhouse gas emissions is always a win, modern electric appliances like heat pumps and induction cooktops are far more energy efficient than gas options. You can save significantly on energy bills in the long run by going electric.

Better Performance

Electric heat pumps provide more even and consistent heating than gas heaters. Induction cooktops also heat faster and allow more precise temperature control than gas stoves.

Increased Safety

Electric appliances eliminate the risk of gas leaks, fires, and explosions. They are generally safer and do not require risky gas connections.

Access to Rebates

The ACT Government offers generous rebates for eligible households switching from gas to efficient electric appliances. This provides significant upfront cost savings.

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Electric Appliance Upgrade Options

If you decide to go all-electric, what appliance upgrades should you consider? Here are some of the most popular gas to electric changeovers we perform.

Hot Water Systems

Switching your gas storage or instantaneous gas hot water systems to modern electric heat pump systems can save you hundreds in annual energy costs. Heat pump hot water systems use renewable electricity to efficiently heat water. We recommend high-quality brands like Stiebel Eltron and Rheem.

Heating Systems

Ducted or split system reverse cycle air conditioners provide greener, cheaper electric heating than a gas heater. The latest heat pumps are very energy efficient and work even in Canberra’s coldest weather. Brands we recommend include Daikin, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi Electric.


Induction cooktops are the most efficient electric cooking option. They heat pots and pans directly instead of the surrounding air, cooking faster while using less energy. We can install quality induction cooktops from Bosch, Westinghouse, or Miele.

Clothes Dryers

Efficient heat pump technology and dryers only use around half the power of conventional electric dryers. Brands like LG, Bosch and Simpson make excellent heat pump dryers.

The Changeover Process

So what’s involved in changing over from gas appliances? Our experienced team will take care of everything:

  • Inspection – We assess your existing gas setup and discuss new electric options best suited for your home and saving energy across your property and related bills.
  • Appliance Installation – We safely remove old gas appliances and install your new efficient electric options, including your gas cooktop, old hot water systems and other existing solutions.
  • Gas System Decommissioning – All old gas pipework is safely disconnected and removed. Your gas meter can also be removed if going all-electric.
  • Electrical Upgrades – For larger appliances like EV chargers or ducted heating, your switchboard may need upgrading to support increased electrical load.
  • Rebates – We’ll provide the paperwork for any applicable government rebates you are eligible for.
  • Certification – New electrical and gas work will be fully certified to ensure complete safety and compliance.

Our gas to electric changeovers are performed by qualified, licenced technicians. We take care of the entire process from getting council approvals to the final safety checks.

Financial Support Options

We understand that upgrading appliances can represent a major upfront investment. That’s why we inform our customers on all available financial support options:

  • ACT Government Rebates – Provides rebates of up to $2500 for eligible low income households switching from gas to electric hot water and heating.
  • Sustainable Household Scheme Offers interest free loans up to $15,000 for gas to electric appliance upgrades. Repaid via your rates.
  • Supplier Offers – Many appliance brands offer additional rebates or interest free terms on top of government support.
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Choose Us for Your Gas to Electric Appliance Changeover

Canberra Plumbing & Drains is your go-to provider for switching from gas to electric appliances in your Canberra home. Here are 200 words on why you should choose us for this service:

Expertise: Our team comprises qualified and licensed technicians with extensive experience in gas to electric changeovers. We have the knowledge and skills to handle all process aspects, from inspection to installation and certification.

Safety is our top priority: We ensure that all old gas appliances are safely decommissioned and disconnected, and we perform thorough safety checks to guarantee that your new electric appliances are installed correctly and operate safely.

Energy Efficiency: We understand the importance of energy efficiency. By switching from gas to electric appliances, you can save significantly on your energy bills in the long run. We can help you choose the most energy-efficient options and ensure that your home is optimized for energy savings.

Knowledge in Government Rebates: We are well-versed in the ACT Government rebates available for eligible households switching to efficient electric appliances. We will provide you with all the necessary paperwork to take advantage of these rebates and save on upfront costs.

Seamless Process: With Canberra Plumbing & Drains, you can trust that the changeover process will be seamless and hassle-free. We take care of everything, from council approvals to the final safety checks, ensuring you have peace of mind throughout the process.

Enjoy the Benefits of Going Electric

Switching from gas to efficient electric appliances is a smart way for Canberra homeowners to save money, reduce emissions, and enjoy better performance. With Canberra Plumbing & Drains, you can have confidence that the changeover will be seamless, affordable and done to the highest standards.

Book your gas to electric appliance changeover now by calling (02) 6288 9929.

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