In many homes, autumn and winter are synonymous with rising bills, especially gas bills. There's nothing new in this. On colder days, we make greater use of heating and hot water in our homes. We also spend more time at home and tend to cook more. All of this means an increase in gas consumption, something that has a direct impact on our pockets. So we must have a cheap gas rate that meets our needs. In this post we give you some tips to help you avoid mistakes when choosing a rate.
The cheapest gas rate: a flat rate
In the case of your gas bill, what you pay depends on the price of the kW/h and your consumption. So your rate and its prices are decisive when it comes to saving. On the other hand, there is your consumption.
However, if you have gas heating and a gas water heater it is difficult to regulate or organise your consumption, since it is likely that you will have these devices operating throughout the day or at different times from one day to the next. That is, they often depend on a thermostat that can come on and go off to maintain that temperature. You can lower the desired temperature of your thermostat, limiting the hours of operation of your device, reducing consumption, and therefore, the cost. But a boiler or water heater will still have alternate energy consumption periods.
For this reason, it is very difficult to optimise gas consumption in hourly discrimination rates.