How to Pay Less for your Gas Supply
Gas is an extremely versatile fuel, having been used over the years to provide heating and also lighting within the home. These days it is used to do what it does best – provide an efficient heat source for domestic heating and cooking.
The mains gas used in this country is called Natural Gas or Methane (CH4) and is extracted from North Sea gas fields. It is naturally odourless and its trademark smell is actually due to additives that are introduced into the fuel as a safety precaution in order to provide an early warning of any gas leaks.
All gas installations and repairs in this country must be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer and failure to do this can result in you being personally criminally liable for any work undertaken in the event of an accident.
An overview of some of the uses of mains gas can be found in this section, together with the best ways to cut your bills AND help the environment at the same time!
As with the electricity supply industry, the gas supply industry is now an open marketplace in which different suppliers compete for your business and this being the case it is absolutely essential to shop around – you should never assume that your current provider is giving you the best deal as in most cases, they are not.
Often overlooked, this is one of the easiest ways to make a significant saving on your bills and requires very little effort indeed. A free check can be found here and this simple system will allow you to see which energy company offers the best prices in your area – it is worth noting that in MOST cases this is NOT your current supplier!
The amount that you will save will vary and will depend on the amount of gas that you typically use. Customers who switch both their gas and electricity supply to a new provider can save up to £200 per year.
Now that the gas supply industry has been opened up to allow competition, you have a choice of which company you want to supply you with gas and you should shop around for the best deal – this is an extremely simple process and all you need to do is follow one of the links to our partner company who will collect a small amount of information from you about your energy usage and then tell you what your savings would be if you were to switch to another provider. No personal information is required unless you go ahead with the switch.
You may be surprised to learn that you can save money on your bills without having any modifications made to your gas supply – you will simply be paying a different supplier less money for the same gas to be delivered through the same pipe into the same meter in your house! It really is that simple!
Further information can be found here, and this company will assist you with the switch free of charge if you decide to go ahead. You will most likely be amazed at how much over the odds you are currently paying for your energy!
Some suppliers even provide online account management and billing, and while this is not compulsory, it may result in additional savings.
Use of the comparison service linked to above is completely free of charge and without obligation, though in most cases the savings that you can make will make your mind up for you!