Top 10 tips to save on your gas bill this winter

Take the edge off your winter gas bill with a few tips from the experts.

1. Go Eco

Most washing machines dishwashers will have an “eco” mode, which washes clothes or dishes for a shorter time at a lower temperature.

2. Time your showers

Shorter showers can help you keep your gas bill under control – and they’re even better for your skin.

3. Switch your shower head

You can save even more hot water by switching to a low-flow shower head.

4. Heat the rooms you use

Close rooms you’re not using, so you only heat the rooms that are in use. Keep doors closed to rooms you’re not using – this will keep warm air in the room you’re in and save you heating rooms you’re not using.

5. Don’t overheat your room

Only keep your home heated to a comfortable level, every degree over this can add up to 10% to your heating bill.

6. Draught-proof your home

Draught-proof your home by sealing any gaps or cracks to stop heated air from escaping.

7. Close curtains and doors

If double-glazing isn’t an option, the next best thing is to keep curtains or blinds closed when you’re not home to keep the warm air in.

8. Use the fan-force

If your oven has a fan-force option, use this for your cooking. Most recipes will give the option to cook fan-forced at a lower temperature setting, which results in savings on your gas bill.

9. Cook what you need or store it for later

If you’re cooking on the gas top, keep lids on pots and pans and use the right sized pot for hob.

10. Insulate your home

This one involves a bit of an up-front cost but will add up to huge savings in the long run.

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