It’s hard to believe that we’re already in another year! With the recent rise of gas prices, it can be difficult to keep up with all your expenses. Fortunately, the US Department of Energy has planned to reduce natural gas bills for everyone living in the United States. How can you save, you ask? Keep reading!

The reduction of your gas bill will be directly linked to how comfortable or uncomfortable you are during the winter months. The more electric heaters you have running in your home, the higher your energy bill will become. No need to worry though, because officials want all Americans to remain warm this winter. They have stated that if every single person would spend no more than 30 minutes per day on their heating system , then prices would drop drastically throughout the nation. It’s not about how often you use it, but rather how long do you keep it on for, right?

Did you know a utility bidder understands how to reduce your gas bills? There are some practical ways that you can follow to reduce your gas bills. 

Use a Timer

Yes, there are timers for your heating system. By using a timer to turn it off and on at times when you know no one will be home to feel the difference. You can keep your heat at 50 degrees for six hours and then 30 minutes before you leave for work to turn it back up to 65 degrees.

Many heating systems come with the feature of time, and you should use them. Set the timer to switch on heating only when it is needed. It will switch off the heating later, significantly reducing your gas consumption, especially in winter. 

You don’t need to keep your heating system on 24 hours a day. Please switch it on only when you need it. For example, you need heating for 10 hours a day, but you keep heating on for 14 hours. You are wasting energy which will increase your gas bill. Therefore, you should switch on heating for only 10 hours if you will be in the room for 10 hours.  

By doing this, you’re able to save approximately 10 percent of your energy costs every month!

Lower the Thermostat

By simply lowering your thermostat by just 5 degrees, you can save money on energy costs. The lower the temperature, the less electricity or gas is consumed to warm up your home. It doesn’t mean that you should freeze inside your home, but it does help reduce costs.

Also, you should close flaps and blinds to prevent heat escaping through windows. You can also consider insulating walls and floors to keep more of the heat in during winter months. Insulation ensures that hot air doesn’t escape through gaps in external doors and windows.

A lot of people do not know that there is the possibility to lower the thermostat. If you drop the thermostat to just 1 degree Celsius, you will notice that the temperature will remain comfortable. However, you will reduce significant gas consumption. You can also experiment with reducing two degrees of temperature to reduce gas bills further while still being comfortable. 

Floor Insulation

It is possible to insulate your flooring to keep heat inside your home. By doing this, you will be able to reduce the temperature of your heater and thus reduce costs. When you feel hot or cold underfoot, it means that the air is losing energy through the floor of your house. Insulating this area can significantly reduce costs by as much as 10 percent.

Buildings lose up to 10% heating due to floors. The best way to prevent this heat loss is to insulate floors. Though it sounds expensive for some owners, it saves you energy and reduces your gas bills for years. 

The spots in the floor that cause heat loss are cracks in the floor and sealing gaps between skirting boards and floors. Fixing these gaps is cost-effective, and it improves insulation to a great level. 

Windows and Doors Insulation

Window insulation is important to reduce heat loss. Your front door can be covered by an insulated door curtain that you can put up on the inside of the house to keep cold air out and warm air in. This works well for doors covering patio doors, too. By doing this simple task, you’ll be able to seal your home properly which will lower your heating bills significantly. You don’t have to cover every single cm of the window because some parts are not so important for energy savings such as windows close to fireplaces or radiators (which should not be blocked). 

Experts say that improper insulation of windows and doors causes 25% heat loss in buildings. It means a quarter of your heating is lost just because of windows and doors. The most effective way to solve this problem is to double-glazing or triple-glazing windows. Double-glazing is a minimum legal requirement now if you want to replace your windows. 

Gaps in doors cause significant heat loss, even if it is a small gap of 4mm. It lets the cold air move inside the room and drops the room temperature. Therefore, get those gaps fixed, so you don’t experience heat loss. 

Use Energy-Efficient System

If you plan to replace your old heating system with a new one, then it is time to invest in an energy-efficient design. HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air condition) systems are highly efficient when heating. 

HVAC systems use smart thermostats and sensors to monitor heating and learn patterns of your building’s heating requirements. This smart technology has successfully reduced up to 24% energy consumption in office buildings over the years.     

You can reduce your gas bills if you make the decisions that prevent heat loss. Proper insulation of floor, windows, and doors saves a significant quantity of heat loss. Moreover, using an HVAC system is the best investment for the heating system of your building.


In summary, you will not see a reduction in gas costs from now if your heating system is old or inefficient. However, there are many ways to reduce heat loss that can save money on energy bills over time. Hopefully this blog post has helped you how to lower your heating bill this winter season.