Does your gas and heating bill regularly make you cry each month? If so, then you might want to consider taking a few steps to correct this issue. If your gas bill has risen suddenly, it’s possible there’s a problem here that needs to be corrected.
Check Your Boiler
First, you should check your boiler to make sure that there aren’t any issues that could be causing your high bill. It’s difficult to know whether there is a problem so you should definitely contact a Gas Safe registered engineer to check this out for you. It’s possible that your boiler might require maintenance, or you could need a new boiler to get your heat levels to the right point. A new boiler will always provide a far more efficient solution.
Improve Your Insulation
Do you constantly feel draughts in your home? If so, then it’s likely that the property has a poor level of insulation. This can lead to unusually high heating bills because your heating needs more energy to keep the home at the right temperature. The right contractor will be able to improve the insulation of your home. Alternatively, you can think about making your own changes such as adding thicker curtains or draught excluders to rooms where you are losing heat.
Think About Your Water Usage
Lastly, make sure that you are thinking about how you are using your water. It’s possible that your thermostat is set at quite a high temperature for your water. Turn it down a few degrees and you’ll immediately notice a change to the bill.