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What Are the Best Ways to Lower a Gas Bill?

The most effective way to reduce a gas bill is to reduce the amount a gas used each month.
A gas bill may be lowered by limiting the amount of hot water used when washing dishes.
Reducing the amount of hot water used is one way to lower a gas bill.
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  • Written By: G. Wiesen
  • Edited By: Heather Bailey
  • Last Modified Date: 22 October 2014
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There are a number of different ways in which a person can lower a gas bill, though some can be more effective than others. One of the best and most effective ways is to reduce the amount of gas a person consumes each month. Since most gas companies charge customers based on the amount of gas usage, this can have a direct impact on monthly gas bills. Some customers may also be able to lower a gas bill by changing the gas company they work with or the company that provides gas to their service provider.

Since gas prices are often tied directly to the amount of gas a person is using, and gas is often used more in cold weather than in warm, it can sometimes be very difficult to lower a gas bill at certain times of year. There are effective ways to lower a gas bill, however, regardless of the time of year or the types of weather conditions in which a person may be living. Most gas companies bill their customers a monthly fee for providing their service, while also charging each month based directly on how much gas a customer is using.

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This means that many people can lower a gas bill simply by reducing the amount of gas they use each month. These methods may vary, depending on the ways in which gas is used in a person’s home or business. Gas is often used for heating buildings and hot water heaters, which means many people can lower a gas bill by turning the thermostat on their heaters down one or two degrees. This can be especially effective while people are not at home or work, such as while they are away on a vacation or a business is closed for the holidays.

For homes with gas hot water heaters, reducing the amount of hot water used each month can be an effective way to lower a gas bill. This can be done by residents taking shorter showers, running a dishwasher only when it was full, and filling a sink with hot water to wash dishes, rather than allowing the water to run for a longer period of time. Some people can also lower a gas bill by changing the company that provides them with gas service. In some areas there may only be one gas company available, but if a second company provides the source of the gas itself, then a customer may be able to look at different providers that may have lower rates for providing the gas.

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