Gas saving tips

Here are some simple things you can do to help lower your usage and save on your gas bill.

General advice

  • Save up to $30 a year by fitting draught seals to the openings of external windows and doors to stop warm air escaping.
  • Open curtains during the day to let in the sun and close them before it gets dark to keep heat in.
  • Use well-fitted curtains or blinds to trap cold air near the window.
  • Save up to $70 a year by installing underfloor insulation.
  • Save up to $260 a year by installing ceiling insulation to stop heat from escaping.



  • Set your heater's thermostat between 18 and 20 degrees. Every degree higher can add 15% to your heating costs.
  • If you've got your ducted heating on, use the zoning function and close doors in rooms you're not using.
  • Clean your heater's filter regularly to help it run efficiently.
  • Turn your heater off overnight or when you leave the house.
  • Replace older heaters with energy efficient ones.

Dishwasher and washing machine

  • Only run your dishwasher when it's full.
  • Save around $40-$80 a year by using the 'cold water' setting on your washing machine.


  • Save up to $160 a year by replacing old showerheads with energy efficient ones.
  • Fix dripping taps, especially hot water taps.


  • When using a stovetop, keep lids on pots to reduce cooking time.
  • Check that your oven door seal is in good condition and replace it if it’s damaged.

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