How To Lower Your Gas Bill?
As the cost of natural gas continues to rise, residents from Anoka to Stillwater are working diligently to find new and creative tips to reduce their gas bills. Here at Paul Bunyan Plumbing And Drains, we understand the challenges of keeping your household on a budget in the wintertime while still staying warm and cozy indoors. Unfortunately, many of the tips and tricks you read from various sources are less valuable up here in the star of the north. So our team got together to offer our neighbors some very useful information to help curtail their gas bills in the coming months.
Save Energy Without Giving Up Your Hot Shower
One of the largest consumers of energy in your home is the water heater. However, it is also a necessary appliance that delivers much-appreciated warm water for showering, washing dishes, and more. The best way to reduce the gas used to heat your water is to keep your water heater bundled up in cold weather. Select a water heater insulating jacket for your unit to keep the water in the holding tank piping hot. And install pipe insulation around any exposed lines near the water heater.
When it is time for a new water heater installation, call 612-340-1444 to get a quote on a new, more energy-efficient water heater to reduce your gas bill for years to come. Many households in the community are also switching to tankless water heaters that save a massive amount of gas by only heating water when there is a demand for it. Let the pros at Paul Bunyan Plumbing And Drains explain your options and help you select the most fuel-efficient new water heater to help keep your gas bill lower without sacrificing the hot water you need.
Ways To Save Around The House
There are many ways that you can enjoy a little bit of savings throughout your home. Even a tiny amount will help keep your gas bill more reasonable. Some of our favorite tips include:
- Let Mother Nature keep you warmer. Open curtains and blinds during the day to let the sun's warmth help heat your home. But as soon as the sun begins to set, close them again to retain the heat inside your home.
- Cover your floors with rugs or carpets for an added layer of insulation.
- When washing clothes, use cold water. Your clothes won't mind, and it will reduce the workload of your water heater. Then be sure to remove the lint from your clothes dryer to allow that essential machine to complete its job as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
- Check for leaks around doors and windows to ensure that you keep all the warm air inside your home. Seal any leaks with caulk to reduce the loss of warmth and keep your gas bill as reasonable as possible.
For more information about lowering your gas bill or service for your water heater, call the Paul Bunyan Plumbing And Drains team at 612-340-1444.