How To Save Money On Gas Bill

6th October 2017
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Gas prices are always on the rise.  Each year gas providers announce increases in gas prices. People are left out of pocket with these increase year in year out.

With much promises of lowering and capping the increases of gas from different governments which have been in power over the last few years unfortunately the promises have not been kept.

There is little hope to see gas prices being lowered or capped to reasonable increases in favour of the consumers.

What can you do to lower your gas bill?

How to save on gas

Here is how you can save money on your next gas bill.

1. Compare Prices And Switch Your Supplier.

There are many sites which you can check to see if you are receiving the best price on gas such as MoneySupermarket, Uswitch, and Energy Compare.

If you being charged more on your current tariff don’t hesitate to switch your energy supplier to a cheaper one.

2. Close Curtains At Night.

During the day open curtains to let the sunshine warmth in and during the night close of the curtains to keep your house warm.

3. Turn Down Your Thermometer.

Turning down your thermometer by just one or two degrees can help you serve on your gas. Wear layers of clothing when inside your house.

4. Seal Off Cold Air

During the winter it’s easy for cold air to seep into your house without you noticing. Make sure you seal your house to avoid cold air getting in.

Here are 5 Common Spots For Air Leaks In Your Home.

*Letter Box
*Unused Cat Flap
*Doors
*Windows
*Loft door
*Gaps on skirting boards

It’s important to keep these spots sealed to keep your house warm. For

For easy fix, you can use draught excluders to seal doors but getting double glazed or even triple glazed windows will be the best solution.

5. Cavity Wall Insulation

Insulate your walls to keep your house warm. Some energy suppliers offer cavity wall insulation check to see if your supplier offer cavity wall insulation.

6. Roof Insulation

Without a well-insulated roof, you can lose as much as 50% of heat through your roof. Make sure your loft is insulated properly. You can also check with your energy supplier as some offer roof insulation for free.

7. Close Doors.

When you are in your house close doors as you leave one room to another. This will keep your rooms warm.

8. Close Off Air Vents.

Many houses have used air vents in rooms that do not have a gas fire place.

If you have a room with a  fire place which uses electricity than it might be that time you close of the air vent in that room.

But if you have a fire place with gas that you still need to have those air vents in that room.

9. Close Off Unused Chimney

If you don’t use your chimney then it is a good idea to close it off and insert a chimney balloon. This will stop cold air coming into your house.

10. Clean Your Radiators Regularly

Clean your regularly to avoid sludge building up at the bottom of your radiators. Keep your radiators clean means they will work efficiently.

Read More: How To Clean A Radiator.

how to clean a radiator

11. Avoid Drying Clothes On Radiators

Drying your clothes on radiators not only ruins the material of your clothes but it slows heat distribution in your house.

12. Don’t Block Radiators With Furniture

It’s important to allow a big gap between your furniture and your radiators to allow heat to spread around your house easily.

13. Lower Your Heating Temperature At Night

Reducing heat at night will not only lower your gas bill but it will help you to sleep better.

14. Use A Timer

Set a timer for switching on and off your heating. Switch off the heating or leave the setting at low when you are outside your home.

15. Turn Off Radiators In Unused Rooms

If you have a bigger house and you have some rooms which you don’t use it’s important to turn off the radiators and close the doors to save on gas.

9 Things To Buy For Keeping Yourself Warm At Home

keeping yourself warm

When indoors rather than running to turn on your radiators when you feel cold try to put on an extra layer of clothing.

Here are 7 things to buy to keep yourself warm in your house.

1.

Keep your feet and body warm with a hot water bottle.

Hot water bottles are not expensive to buy and use they will keep you warm for a few hours.

2. Electric Blanket

If you can’t keep yourself warm at night in bed you can buy an electric blanket.

3. Thermal Curtains Or Blinds

Thermal curtains or blinds are great for keeping your house warm by keeping the cold air out. They will also help you to sleep better during summer months as they block out sunlight. Thermal curtains help to keep your house cool in summer.

Thermal curtains help to keep your house cool in summer.

4. Bootie Slippers

Keep your feet warm by wearing bootie slippers in winter.

5. Dressing Gown

Dressing gowns are a must for anyone in winter months they are more like an indoor coat that everyone should wear. They provide all the warmth that you need when indoors.

They provide all the warmth that you need when indoors.

6. Fleece Duvet Covers And Bed Sheets

Putting fleece bedding on your bed will help you to keep warm. Unfortunately not many shops sell fleece bedding such duvet covers and bed sheets.

Most shops only sell fleece blankets and throws, however, Dunelm usually sell fleece duvet cover and bed sheets during winter months at a good price. (Teddy Bear Beeding)

7. Kettle

One great way of keeping yourself warm in winter is to drink warm drinks whether it tea or coffee it will definitely work in warming you up.

There are many ways in which you can reduce the amount you pay for your gas bill as mentioned in this article Practicing one or two things mentioned in this article will help you to save money on gas.

Over to you…

What other ways can you save money on your gas bill?

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