Although the size of your homes may be the same, the many ways people use their appliances can cause the differences you see when comparing bills. Gas bills may differ due to home temperature preferences and the frequency of laundry loads, showers, and cooking. Guests or new family members may also increase gas usage. Differences in the types of home furnishings and appliances, such as those you’ll see below, can also affect the amount of gas you use.
- Floor coverings (area rugs vs. wall-to-wall carpeting)
- Window Coverings (lace curtains vs. lined drapes)
- Appliances (with pilots vs. super-efficient pilotless furnaces or ranges)