How to Select the Right Size Gas Bottle


One of the greatest things about using gas in your home or in your business, is the sheer variety of options that you can use to really personalise the way that you use gas. There are a great many options when it comes to the appliances you intend to use, the system and the bottles that will be used to provide the gas, so you will find that setting up a system that works for you is easy even if this is the first time.

While you might not think that the size of the gas bottle is going to be much of a big deal, there are quite a few reasons why choosing that perfect size is of utmost importance. For starters, the size of the bottle is going to determine exactly where you can place it. If you go for something too big, it will take up too much space and just end up not being suitable. And if you go too small, you can end up cutting yourself short and running out of gas long before you planned to.

At Budget Gas we go out of our way to make sure that our clients get access to the best possible gas cylinders for sale in Pretoria. Our range is carefully selected and designed to meet the needs of just about every type of client. And to help you make the right choice when it comes to your 9kg gas cylinder refill price, we’re going to give you some advice that you might find handy. In this article, we tell you how to select the right size gas bottle.

Which Size Gas Bottle Should I choose

Which size gas bottle should I choose?


It really, really is simple to find the right size bottle. Gas bottles are available in 3kg, 4.5kg, 5kg, 6kg, 7kg, and 9kg, and then there are the larger bottles which include 19kg and 48kg, which are sizes that are very commonly used in the home.

There are only a few things that you need to consider and they include:
  1. How much gas will you be using?


You don’t want to worry about buying a gas bottle once a month. Not only is it a hassle but it is also going to end up costing you a lot more money than if you had just planned ahead and bought a bigger bottle. For a three person household, for example, a 48kg bottle powering a geyser and a stove top can last you about 6 months.


  1. Where are you going to put it?


Naturally, a large gas bottle, like a 48kg, is either not going to fit indoors or if you do manage to get it in, it won’t look so great. Ideally, if you are dealing with a big bottle, try to make a shaded space for it outside somewhere where it can fit onto the gas system.


  1. What can you budget for?


Gas as an alternative energy source can really save money but that doesn’t mean that you don’t have to budget for it.  With a bigger gas bottle, your budget planning can be a whole lot easier, as you will only need to buy it once or twice a year. Smaller bottles are easier to deal with, but you might need to buy one more regularly.

If you are worried about buying the wrong size gas bottle, you can always give our team a call and allow us to assist you with your gas bottle selection based on your needs.