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Natural Gas Ranges - Installation

Once you have ordered your natural gas range, you need a qualified Heating Venting and Air Conditioning (HVAC) professional to install it. Your retailer may be able to handle every aspect of your installation including contracting an HVAC professional. If this service is not offered or you prefer to handle it yourself, you can easily arrange for installation by taking these steps.

  1. Find an HVAC contractor by looking in the yellow pages, asking for references from neighbours or by visiting the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada website at www.hrai.ca
  2. Arrange to have at least three HVAC companies come to your home to give you a full estimate on installing your natural gas range
  3. Ask each HVAC contractor to supply you with their Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) registration number. To confirm this information call TSSA at 800-268-1142
  4. Ask each HVAC professional to include in their estimate the full price of installation included the cost of permits and inspections where required. Get your estimate in writing including job start, estimated completion date, number of people who will work on the job, payment policy, warranties on parts and labour.
  5. Ask each HVAC professional you have to your home how long they have been in business, what the warranty they offer includes and who honours it, if they are bonded, how much liability insurance they carry and if they have payment plans. As well, enquire if they have 24 hour service available. 
  6. Decide which HVAC professional you feel most comfortable giving the installation project to. Common sense dictates that the lowest price is not always your best value. Choose carefully based on the information provided and references given.
  7. When you have chosen an HVAC professional for the job get a written contract and insist that all parties sign it.

If you have chosen an electronic ignition system or electronic clocks or functions, you will require a 120 V receptacle. Cooktop venting is not required but a vent hood that removes grease, moisture and odour to the outside is recommended.

A natural gas hook up is required for a new natural gas range. This is a simple, quick process that requires the services of a Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning contractor. Often the retailer that sells you the natural gas range will have installation services available to you.

The costs of installing a natural gas hook up in your kitchen varies on how complex the job is but expect to pay between $150-$250. Remember once you have the gas hook-up installed you’ll never need to do it again.