Five easy ways to save money: secrets from the best gas fitter in Brisbane
Gas bills can be one of the most painful things about winter, second to the chill blains and chapped lips. There are some easy ways that you can save money however; just a little extra time and effort now can save you heaps in the long run.
From someone who knows, here are the cleverest ways to save money on your gas bill
Check for any escape hatches
Heat likes to escape, it’s kind of like Houdini that way. Give yourself an energy audit, or perhaps talk to the best gas fitter in Brisbane about how to go about arranging one and find out where all your heat is getting out. You may need to reseal windows and doors, or upgrade your roof insulation to keep it all in.
This also includes checking for any gaps around pipes, ducts, wires or outlets from the outside in. Use precut foam to block up gaps or get the handy gap-filler out and fill in those sneaky holes.
IMPORTANT: Avoid blocking air inlets required to maintain clean air within you home. If you are unsure; get a professional’s advice first.
Check that your ducts are sealed properly too
You might need one of the best gas plumbers in Brisbane to help you with this one, but it will save you in the long run. Make sure that your gas ducts are not leaking as well, as this can be a big drainer of your heat and therefore your money. It is estimated that as much as 10% savings can be made by fixing leaky heating ducts.
Lower the temperature Reduce the temperature on your thermostat to around 18 degrees. It sounds a little low, but you will be completely comfortable, trust me. And without meaning to sound like your grandmother, put on a jumper rather than turning the heat up.
Look after your filter
Clean your filter and replace it regularly to stop working your system unnecessarily. Dirty or clogged up filters make your system pump harder to get water flow. This is not particularly healthy either, so to keep nasty germs and bugs at bay, it pays to keep your filter clean. If you are not sure how to do this, call us for a chat, we are happy to give out tips on this.
Use less heat and less water
I’m sorry to have to be the one to tell you this, but one of the easiest ways to save money is to use less. Have shorter showers, use the cold wash on your laundry or at least don’t use more water than needed if you are running smaller loads. Don’t run hot water down the sink when cleaning, pop in the plug. These tips are good for your friend the environment, but they are great for your friend the wallet too.
For more tips and advice on saving money, call the best gas fitter in Brisbane.