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When you receive your gas bill do you scrutinize the terms or figures mentioned in it? Go over it and check all charges. You don’t have to be a pro to understand the most important parts of the bill. Knowing better helps you take control of your usage.
MJ or megajoule is a unit of energy equivalent to one million joules. Your gas usage is measured in megajoule and recorded using a gas meter. The data is passed on to your gas retailer for billing purposes.
Each appliance differs from one another when it comes to gas consumption. It depends on the size and make and model. The usual hourly gas consumption rates are:
The natural gas consumers are charged per MJ of their gas usage. They are usually charged on a ‘block rate’, the rate varies depending on gas usage. In general, the more gas used, the lower will be the usage rate for succeeding ‘blocks’ of usage. The typical gas usage block tariff looks like:
The design and details of the gas bill vary across retailers. The first page usually has information about your account details, payment due and due date. The back or sometimes the second page has the details about your meter read, usage and supply charges. Know more how to read your gas bill.
If you’re confused with your gas bill, look for the section with a graph on it, that section contains:
Your average daily usage can be used as a basis to measure future reductions. Next, figure out ‘type of meter reading’. It’s either ‘estimated’ or ‘actual’ reading. If the meter reader does not have any access to the meter for whatever reason, your bill is estimated based on your previous bills. Keep in mind estimated readings are not always accurate. If you received one, you can take a meter reading yourself or call your provider.
If you want the best and cheapest; understand your gas usage first. Once ready check your options and compare providers with Econnex.