There are various ways in which you can achieve gas savings in your home. Gas can be saved while cooking as well as while heating the home.
You can sue the following tips to save gas while heating up or cooking inside your home:
Adjusting air-conditioning: If you have central air-conditioning, and there are rooms that you don’t use much, cover the vent in that room and shut the door.
Use dark drapes to keep out unwanted sunshine in summer and in the winter let maximum sunlight inside to warm up your rooms naturally.
Use solar panels. Initial investment may be high but it reduces fuel and utility bills dramatically in the long run.
Minimize energy loss through cracks in windows, ceilings and doors. Seal these cracks as soon as possible with caulking material.
If you live in a cold area, use dark colors for your roof and sidings as they absorb more energy and if you live in hot areas use lighter colors as they reflect more energy.
Don’t preheat your oven unless your recipe needs pre-heating and increase gas savings.• Use energy efficient light bulbs as they save on light usage.
Turning your thermostat even one degree lesser can save much energy over a month and increase gas savings.
Light your stove only when you are ready to cook and ingredients are handy.
Pressure cooking saves cooking time and fuel usage.
Avoid using too much water as it takes longer to cook.
Reduce flame when boiling starts to save fuel.
Cover cooking pots and pans with lids to prevent heat form evaporating.
Use small burner as it uses less energy than a big burner.
Clean the burner if the flame is orange or yellowish.
Check for leakages of air under doors and windows.
Avoid closing and opening windows and doors throughout the day as it lets in cold air. Restrict people entering and leaving through doors as it lets the heated air inside the house escape outside
Enable the hot water tank to work at a lesser temperature. While many prefer 120 degrees, 105 degrees may be set comfortably. Check with hot water maintenance personnel if this temperature is safe for the family. If it is, you can save several hundred dollars in your utility bill.
Avoid dishwasher drying as vessels could air dry and have gas savings.
Inspect the chimney so it does not let in too much cold air. When the chimney is not being used , remember to keep the flue closed.
These are some handy tips to have gas savings in your home.