Which Gas Bottle do I Need?


If you have a new gas system set up in your home, figuring out which gas bottle will be the best one for your needs is going to be one of the first things you will need to do. And it is one of those things that you will only need to do once. When you have it figured out, the most maintenance that you will need to do is to keep the bottle full.

Gas bottles, which are otherwise known as cylinders, come in many different shapes and sizes, and this makes them rather versatile. Different appliances need different types of bottles too. So while a large gas bottle is a great option for running your gas geyser and gas stove, and even a gas refrigerator, a smaller bottle will be more suitable for a gas powered heater or just a small 2 plate stove top.

When you are selecting your gas bottle, you need to first and foremost make sure that you know exactly what the bottle will be used for and whether the bottle will be placed indoors or outside. Some gas bottles are made for indoor use only, and so if you were to place it outside, it could become damaged, and the gas could leak.

tips for choosing a gas bottle

The Best Gas Bottle Sizes


Gas bottles are available in a range of sizes but the sizes are quite common, meaning when you are shopping for a bottle, you will find that there are a range of general sizes. The most common sizes are 9kg, 7kg, 6kg, 5kg, 4.5kg, and 3kg. These sizes are more suitable for those who need to move their gas bottles around, and as such need a portable bottle. For home use, you will want to go for something much bigger, in which case you can have a look at our 19kg gas bottle price or our 48 kg gas refill price in Tshwane.

If you are looking at using the gas bottle for your home, your bigger bottles like the 19kg or the 48kg, can last up to 6 months even if you are using the bottle daily.

Tips for Choosing a Gas Bottle


To make sure that you are buying the right type of gas bottle for your unique needs, it helps to have a couple of tips that you can use to determine your choice.




Naturally the amount of gas you will be needing is going to be the biggest determining factor when it comes to buying a gas bottle. There is no point in buying a bottle that is too small for your needs, or so big that it doesn’t fit in where you need it to go.


Life span


Gas doesn’t expire, but the bottle can do with maintenance once in a while, and eventually you might even have to replace it completely. For this reason, most people will choose to hire their gas bottle instead of buying it.




Finally, it is definitely a good idea to keep in mind whether or not the gas bottle will need to be moved from time to time.

If you are looking to buy a gas bottle or if you are just looking for a gas supplier, you can contact us to find out what we can do for you.

Budget Gas is known as one of the most reliable lp gas suppliers in pretoria.