Cheap Gas Plans 

Wondering how to find a cheap gas plan? Use Savvy’s free comparison service to help you compare, switch and save. 

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Are you searching for affordable gas plans and wondering how you can find the cheapest possible one in Australia? When it comes to finding cheap gas plans that suit your budget and energy requirements, we've got you covered. At Savvy, we offer a 100% free comparison service that helps you uncover some of the best possible gas deals available where you live in minutes. 

By comparing gas plans through our simple-to-use comparison service, you can potentially find a cheaper plan and reduce your gas bill significantly. Don't miss out on the opportunity to compare a range of affordable gas plans and get started today right here through Savvy. 

How can I find the cheapest gas plan?

Finding an affordable gas plan involves comparing various factors to ensure you get the best value for your money. Here are some key points to consider: 

Gas usage 

Start by finding out what your gas consumption is. Look at your previous gas bills to determine your average daily usage. This will help you understand your average daily use and find a plan that aligns with your gas use patterns. 

Gas charges 

Gas is typically charged in cents per megajoule (c/MJ). Some providers may have block rates, where the cost varies depending on the amount of gas consumed. Consider the pricing structure alongside when you tend to use the most gas and compare the rates to find the most cost-effective option for your particular pattern of use. 

Fixed rate vs. variable rate 

Fixed rate plans (typically for either a one or two-year period) offer a set rate per unit of gas consumed for a specific period, which is known as the term of the agreement. This provides budgeting stability and predictability, but may also involve exit fees if you break the term of the agreement. Variable rate plans, on the other hand, can fluctuate based on current market conditions, but there's no fixed rate period and so no exit fees apply. Assess your preference for stability or potential savings and determine which would offer you the cheapest deal. 

Supply charges 

Don't forget to check the supply charges associated with each plan. These charges are separate from the usage charges and are often billed daily at a certain number of cents per day. 

Discounts and incentives 

Many gas providers offer discounts and incentives to attract customers. These can include sign-up credits, bill payment options or loyalty rewards. Compare the available discounts and assess their potential impact on your overall costs. 

Comparing these factors will assist you to find the cheapest possible plan from our providers that meets your energy plan requirements. Take advantage of the competitive gas market in Australia’s southern and eastern states and start saving on your gas bills today! 

What steps can I take to reduce the cost of my gas bill?

There are many things you can do to reduce the cost of your gas bill. Naturally, the most effective steps for your household will depend on what you use your gas for, and whether you use gas for heating, cooking and hot water. Some of the handy ways to help you keep the cost of your gas bills down and make them more affordable include: 

  • Lower the thermostat on your gas heater: a lowering of 1°C can cut as much as 10% off the cost of your gas bill, depending on the type and size of the gas heater you have in your home 
  • Maintain and service your gas heater: regularly service your gas heating system to ensure it operates as efficiently as possible 
  • Use zone heating: focus heating only on the rooms you frequently use and close off vents and doors in unused bedrooms or other areas 
  • Set your water heater temperature lower: by reducing the temperature on your gas water heater to a comfortable yet energy-saving level, you can reduce your gas use by consuming less gas to heat your water 
  • Insulate hot water pipes: insulating hot water pipes helps prevent heat loss during hot water distribution, ensuring hot water reaches its destination efficiently and doesn’t go cold 
  • Take shorter showers: reducing your shower time conserves hot water, reducing gas consumption 
  • Pop the kids in the bath: you may be able to save hot water by bathing children together rather than having them take separate long showers 
  • Opt for energy-efficient appliances: choose energy-efficient gas cooktops, ovens and water heaters to save on energy consumption 
  • Match pot size to burner: use appropriately-sized pots and pans on your gas stove to avoid wasting energy on excess heat 
  • Use lids while cooking with gas: using lids on pots and pans helps retain heat, reducing cooking time and energy usage 

How can comparing with Savvy help me find a cheaper gas plan?

Savvy's comparison service can help you find a cheaper gas plan by simplifying and streamlining the process of comparing different energy retailers in your area to find one that may offer you a cheaper deal. Here's how we can assist you:

  • Fill out the online form: start by providing some basic information about your gas usage, location and preferences (as well as information from your latest gas bill) through our quick and easy online form.
  • Compare available offers: based on the details you provide, we can present you with a selection of gas plans from leading providers in Australia. You can compare gas prices, features and benefits side-by-side.
  • Choose a new retailer and save: by comparing different gas plans, you can identify one which potentially offers you the best value for your specific needs. Just choose the plan which looks the best for your needs, select that retailer and provide the details necessary to make the switch. Everything else can be done for you, with your new provider contacting you and your current retailer to help make the switch seamless and easy.

Savvy's comparison service is 100% free and aims to simplify the process of finding a cheaper gas plan and saving you money on your energy bills. But don’t stop by saving on your gas bills! You can also compare electricity providers too to see if you can get double the savings. We can save you time and hassle by helping you switch gas providers or other utilities without having to search numerous websites looking for comparison information.

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More of your questions about cheap gas plans

Can I get additional discounts or incentives along with a cheap gas plan?

Yes – many providers offer discounts or incentives to attract new customers. These can include sign-up credits, loyalty rewards or discounted rates for a certain period. Be sure to check for any available discounts when comparing cheap gas plans through Savvy. 

What are green energy gas plans and are they any cheaper?

Green energy gas plans are gas energy plans that prioritise environmental sustainability by utilising renewable or carbon-neutral gas sources. These plans aim to promote cleaner energy alternatives. Green gas plans work by sourcing gas from renewable sources or offsetting carbon emissions associated with fossil fuel gas usage. They don’t tend to be cheaper than a standard gas plan, but they may help to reduce carbon emissions. 

What is the difference between natural gas and LPG gas?

Natural gas and LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) are two distinctly different types of gases, although both can be used for similar purposes such as cooking, heating and hot water. 

  • Natural gas is a fossil fuel primarily composed of methane and is extracted from underground reserves. It's often supplied through pipelines and distributed to homes and businesses via the mains gas network. 
  • LPG gas: LPG is a blend of propane and butane gases. It's derived from natural gas processing and petroleum refining. LPG is stored in pressurised cylinders or tanks and is commonly used in areas where there is no access to the mains gas network. 
Will I experience any interruption to supply when switching gas retailers?

No – switching to another, cheaper gas plan typically does not cause any disruptions to your gas supply. The transition process is usually seamless and your gas service will continue uninterrupted. 

Can I bundle my gas plan with other utilities to save more money?

Yes – bundling your gas plan with other utilities like electricity or even your internet services can often lead to additional savings. Many providers offer bundled packages that provide discounts when you combine multiple services. 

Can Aussies in every state choose to swap their gas providers?

No – while most of the southern and eastern states have multiple gas providers to choose from, there are exceptions. For example, in the Northern Territory, there is no mains natural gas available, which means residents do not have the option to switch natural gas providers. However, NT residents do have a choice of LPG gas providers. In Western Australia, the choice of gas providers is also very limited, and some customers may have only one available provider in their area. 

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