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High Gas Bills

Wondering why your gas bills are so high? This guide explores the common causes of high gas bills and how to fix them.

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Nothing’s worse than opening your gas bill only to be shocked by the super-high amount you suddenly owe. Extremely high utility bills are frustrating: they put a strain on your finances and could indicate an underlying gas pipe issue.

We get it – ridiculous gas bills stink! It’s time to act by calling in the professionals and keeping those unexpected costs down for good.

What Are High Gas Bills?

High gas bills refer to monthly gas utility bills that are considerably higher than average or expected. Keep in mind, what’s considered “high” depends on factors like where you live, how big your home is, and how often you use gas appliances. 

Either way, if your gas costs keep spiking and you find yourself thinking, “Woah, that can’t be right!” each month – it’s a good time to investigate what might be the cause behind this issue.

What Causes High Gas Bills?

Gas issues can sometimes be tricky to pinpoint due to the various causes behind them. These are the most common causes of high gas bills you should be aware of:

  • Faulty or outdated gas appliances like furnaces and water heaters use more gas than necessary.
  • Gas leaks allow gas to escape before being used.
  • Poor insulation leads to overuse of gas for heating.
  • An improperly sized gas furnace cycling on more than needed.

If you suspect a gas leak has occurred for any reason, make sure to call 911 and immediately evacuate your loved ones from the premises. Gas problems should not be taken lightly.

Once you’ve been given the all-clear, call in a professional to check for the underlying cause behind these issues. Without the proper equipment or training, you could get injured or cause further damage.

Can You Fix High Gas Bills?

Yes, high gas bills can be lowered! However, avoid simple DIY measures like caulking windows or adding insulation. Initially, these may seem to help, but they will fail over time. The only way to comprehensively address all of the causes behind high gas bills requires a professional approach. At A1 Sewer & Drain, our gas specialists have the advanced diagnostic tools and experience to locate any issues leading to high gas bills. We’ll then recommend solutions tailored to your home’s needs.

How to Fix High Gas Bills

To lower high gas bills for good, certain solutions are necessary. Here’s what A1 Sewer & Drain can do for your home, depending on the underlying cause:

  • Replace faulty gas appliances with new, energy-efficient models.
  • Make sure gas valves are tight and functional.
  • Repair any gas leaks to prevent waste.
  • Right-size and upgrade the furnace based on home size.
  • Install high-efficiency programmable thermostats.

We always use state-of-the-art tools and products personalized for your home. Plus, with nearly 40 years of experience under our belts, we ensure the work is completed to the highest standard, outperforming temporary fixes and generic replacements.

Why You Should Address Gas Problems Now

If ignored, gas problems can potentially cause injury or even be fatal. That’s why it’s so important to immediately fix gas issues in your home. Here are some other key reasons why you shouldn’t wait:

  • Prevent small problems from turning into large, expensive repairs down the road.
  • Avoid wasting money on high utility bills caused by gas inefficiencies.
  • Reduce the risks associated with gas leaks, outdated appliances, and other hazards.
  • Improve home comfort by ensuring gas systems are working properly.
  • Increase safety by identifying and correcting any gas-related defects.

Gas problems also tend to get worse over time, leading to wasted energy and dangerous situations. By being proactive and contacting a professional plumbing service (like A1 Sewer & Drain) as soon as possible, you can nip gas problems in the bud before they spiral out of control.

Contact A1 Sewer & Drain for Solutions to High Gas Bills

If you’re fed up with ridiculously expensive monthly gas bills, A1 Sewer & Drain is here to help! Our gas experts determine exactly what’s raising costs and provide a tailored solution to fix your gas line and lower those bills. We offer financing options to make our repair process work for you. Contact us today and say goodbye to high gas costs!

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FAQs

If you smell gas, immediately evacuate your home and call 911. Avoid igniting any flames or using electrical switches. Once safe, call your gas company or a gas line professional to inspect the situation.

Yes, faulty or outdated gas appliances like furnaces and water heaters can use more gas than necessary, driving up bills. Replacing them with new efficient models can help lower usage.

Setting the thermostat to 68°F or lower when home and 60-65°F when away can significantly reduce gas furnace usage and lower bills. Programmable thermostats allow easy temperature adjustment.

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