Take the edge off your winter gas bill with a few tips from the experts.
Most washing machines dishwashers will have an “eco” mode, which washes clothes or dishes for a shorter time at a lower temperature.
Shorter showers can help you keep your gas bill under control – and they’re even better for your skin.
You can save even more hot water by switching to a low-flow shower head.
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.
Only keep your home heated to a comfortable level, every degree over this can add up to 10% to your heating bill.
Draught-proof your home by sealing any gaps or cracks to stop heated air from escaping.
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.
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.
If you’re cooking on the gas top, keep lids on pots and pans and use the right sized pot for hob.
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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