In addition to cold weather, the winter season also results in very high gas bills compared to the other seasons throughout the year. If you feel that your gas bills seem to skyrocket, you’re not alone.
In addition to cold weather, the winter season also results in very high gas bills compared to the other seasons throughout the year. If you feel that your gas bills seem to skyrocket, you’re not alone. The following reasons may shed some light on why this occurs and what you can do to decrease those costs.
There’s no getting around the fact that during the winter you need to heat your house. This is in addition to using your stove, water heater and other gas related functions you may need, so when you factor in the furnace, you will notice an increase in your gas bills. In order to survive and live comfortably, you need to maintain an indoor temperature that keeps everyone warm and the more natural gas that is used to fuel your heater, the higher your monthly bills will be.
Heavy loads in your dryer can also cause you to see an increase in your monthly gas bill because laundry cycles will add up and it’s likely that you need to do a lot more of it during the winter season. With all the slush and snow, it’s easy for clothes to get soaked so you’ll have to use your dryer a lot more. Sweaters and jackets are bulky so they take up a lot more space, meaning you’ll have to run multiple loads with all the layers that are necessary, all of which will result in a higher monthly gas bill.
These are just two of the reasons why gas bills are higher during the winter and there are many more. Our needs are different during these cold months and while there’s no way of eliminating these costs, you can certainly reduce your high monthly bills by making your home more efficient. The easiest and most effective way of doing this is by turning down the thermostat, which will make a very big difference. Bringing your thermostat down by a few degrees whenever you’re at work or even asleep will lower your gas bill significantly. If you’re comfortable with wearing layers while you’re at home, you can bundle up and turn your thermostat down while you’re there to see even more savings. Investing in a smart thermostat will make this even easier because you will not have to adjust it manually and can program it to adjust the temperature for you based on your preferences and needs.
Worry Free Plumbing in Edmonton can help with your heating needs this winter. If you want to be warm, call them today so that you can beat the cold and remain comfortable and cozy!