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How Online Tariffs Will Reduce Your Gas Bills

Thu 16 Jul 2009 - 11:49

How Online Tariffs Will Reduce Your Gas Bills
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Olivia_Alexandria_Wilson]Olivia Alexandria Wilson

At the height of summer, your gas consumption should be at its lowest point in the year. With the sun shining (hopefully), the good weather reduces the need to keep the central heating on and hence reduces the amount of gas used each month. However, with the summer solstice already behind us, the nights are once again drawing in and soon you'll be depending on your boiler to keep you warm at night.

Heating the house accounts for approximately 85 per cent of the average household gas consumption, so trying to find the cheapest supplier of gas is as important as ever. One thing to look out for when shopping around for gas suppliers is to buy online. Different gas companies offer different discounts for buying your gas online, so it is always worth keeping up to date with which supplier currently has the best online tariff.

Keeping abreast of offers from the energy suppliers can be time consuming but using a price comparison site can take a lot of the hassle out of searching through each gas provider's website to check who is offering the best prices on the market. Switching from a normal tariff to the best online tariff available can save you as much as £170 on your gas bill, according to one price comparison site.

Buying your gas online is cheaper because it requires less administration costs on behalf of the suppliers. Companies spend less money on hiring and training staff in call centres and customers spend less time on the phone asking for quotes, so overall it benefits both parties, saving time, paperwork and money.

Not only do customers receive cheaper gas as a result of the online tariff, the added benefit is that customers receive bill notifications online, which allows them to track payments electronically, making their energy accounts easier to control. Some suppliers allow you to enter your [http://www.uswitch.com/gas-electricity/]gas meter readings online, allowing you to be billed only for the energy that you use rather than a company estimate.

Olivia has written various articles about [http://www.uswitch.com/gas-electricity/]gas and electricity options and has researched into the pros and cons. She also enjoys writing various other topics

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