Why Is My Gas Bill So High? Learn The Likely Reasons

The answer to the question “why is my gas bill so high” may come down to simple seasonality. Unless you are on a budget billing plan with your gas utility that averages out your payment over twelve months, your heating bill will likely rise in the winter as you use more natural gas, and dip in the summer with the reduced need to heat your home.

But what else causes a spike in your heating bill? Learn the common causes for a consistently high gas bill even in the summer. Then learn what you can do about them to promote energy savings.

why is my gas bill so high

Consistently high bills, or high bills in the summer when heating costs drop for most households, can often be attributed to high gas supply rates, older, inefficient appliances, poor appliance maintenance, window and door drafts, heat loss through the attic or chimney, or opportunities to better manage your thermostat …

Five likely culprits for why gas bills spike

Consistently high bills, or high bills in the summer when heating costs drop for most households, can often be attributed to high gas supply rates, older, inefficient appliances, poor appliance maintenance, window and door drafts, heat loss through the attic or chimney, or opportunities to better manage your thermostat.

High Gas Supply Rates

If your current supplier is your local utility, it’s likely you’re on a variable rate gas plan. A variable-rate plan changes with the seasons, so you may be paying higher gas prices as you use more energy in the winter. A higher gas rate also means you’ll be paying more per unit in the summer.

If you live in an Energy Choice state, this one is an easy fix. Shop gas suppliers and lock in a longer-term fixed-rate gas plan for up to 36 months. See which fixed-rate gas plans Energy Harbor offers in your area to take control of your natural gas bills.

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