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    Soapy955
    Why is my gas bill always so high??
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    • 21st Apr 07, 9:33 AM
    Why is my gas bill always so high?? 21st Apr 07 at 9:33 AM
    I have an old gas boiler which is installed behind the fire in the lounge. We only use gas for the central heating and heating our water. This said, our gas bill is always WAY higher than our electric bill. We use electric for all other things, including cooking. I was wondering if I should have the boiler on a different setting. I was told that if you have it on all the time then the thermostat only allows the boiler to heat up the water when the temperature in the water tank drops significantly. I was told this works out cheaper than having it heat up the whole tank when it is needed. Our heating system has three settings.... 24 hours; all day; or on twice. Can anyone advise me whether I should have it on a particular one to save money. It sounds like the heating system is always making "heating up" noises even when the radiators are stone cold!
    My husband needs hot water early in the morning so turning it off over night is not an option.

    Please help!
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