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British Gas in Chorleywood in 2021

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Everything about British Gas and what they offer customers of Chorleywood

Last Update: September 2021

British Gas is the oldest supplier in the UK and supplies energy to a whopping 13 million people. They have survived nearly 200 years and have operated under different names such as Gas Light and Coke Company or the British Gas Corporation. So, are you thinking about switching to British Gas in Chorleywood or Hertfordshire?

Well, if so, you have come to the right place. In this article, we will cover all that you need to know; British Gas’ tariffs, customer reviews, and more. Let 's begin.

Chorleywood's local gas & electricity distribution

How does gas and electricity reach your home? Well, in the UK, there are two organisations responsible for that. The country's wouldn't run like it does without the District Network Operators and the Gas Distribution network. Their role is to take energy from the national supply and make sure that it reaches your home. In this section, we will explain what function these companies serve in the UK energy market and when is a good time to contact them.

How can I contact my energy distributors in Chorleywood?

Our table below provides all the information you need in order to get in contact with your you Distribution network providers in Chorleywood. If you need updated information about your energy distributor, then you should ring your Distribution Network Provider, or DNP, to find out more information. Our table below provides you with all the information you need for Chorleywood.

Company Name Company Number
Hertfordshire Northern Gas Networks Number
0800 040 7766
Hertfordshire UK Power Networks General Number
0800 029 4285
Hertfordshire UK Power Networks Emergency Number
0800 31 63 105

Who distributes electricity in Chorleywood?

Here we have laid out all the contact details you'll need should you need to get in touch with your DNO (Distribution Network Operator). Chorleywood inhabitants can ring up their local Hertfordshire DNO in case of an emergency, or simply should they need some up-to-date information about energy in Chorleywood.

In Hertfordshire, UK Power Networks is in charge of local electricity distribution while Northern Gas Networks distributes gas.

What should I do in case of a power cut?

Experiencing a power cut? No worries! Power outages don’t happen as often as they used too, and it can be due to a number of factors. So, for that reason, the first thing we advise our customers to do during a power cut is to not panic. Instead, play an old fashioned game of cards. On a serious note, however, there are some things that you should definitely not do during a power outage. These are:

  • Don’t open the fridge- it is best to keep your food as cold as possible!!
  • Don’t flush the toilet- Your sewage system uses electricity and flushing could lead to a pipe burst.

For more information Check out our guide on What to do in a Power Cut.

What rates and tariffs does British Gas offer?

One of the main benefits of switching to a large supplier like British Gas is that they offer a wide range of tariffs to choose from. In fact, they offer four fixed tariffs, one variable tariffs, and one prepay tariff. They also offer plans for dual energy, single electricity, and single gas plans. Which energy tariff you chose depends on many factors, such as energy usage and location.

Choosing the right supplier can be a complicated process. And that is why we are here! We can help you find a tariff that is catered to your needs in under 20 minutes. All you have to do is give us a call at the number on the top of the screen.

Dual Rate Tariffs for British gas in Chorleywood

If you have an Economy 7 meter, British Gas offers a specific tariff for you. Like most Big 6 suppliers, British Gas offers an Economy 7 tariff of 18.85 per kWh during the day and 10.83 kWh during the night. In the table below, we will go more into detail about what British Gas has to offer regarding Economy 7 tariffs.

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Unit Price (cash payment)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (cash payment)

 

price/day
Standard Variable Variable
16.953 p
22.646 p
17.858 p
26.868 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.953 p
22.163 p
17.858 p
26.385 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.953 p
26.82 p
17.858 p
31.042 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
/
/
/
/
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.953 p
22.124 p
17.858 p
26.346 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.77 p
27.68 p
/
/

British Gas' Electricity Plans in Chorleywood

In the table below, you will find the electricity rates that British Gas offers:

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Unit Price (cash payment)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (cash payment)

 

price/day
Standard Variable Variable
16.953 p
22.646 p
17.858 p
26.868 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.953 p
22.163 p
17.858 p
26.385 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.953 p
26.82 p
17.858 p
31.042 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
/
/
/
/
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.953 p
22.124 p
17.858 p
26.346 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.77 p
27.68 p
/
/

Gas Plans for British Gas in Chorleywood

In the table below, you will find the Gas Plans that British Gas offers:

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Unit Price (cash payment)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (cash payment)

 

price/day
Standard Variable Variable
3.448 p
23.6 p
3.632 p
27.937 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
3.19 p
22.686 p
3.365 p
27.023 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
3.19 p
27.343 p
3.365 p
31.68 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
3.448 p
23.6 p
3.632 p
27.937 p
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
3.19 p
22.647 p
3.365 p
26.984 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
3.225 p
34.61 p
/
/

British Gas’ green energy plans in Chorleywood

British Gas offers green energy tariffs through REGOS, or Renewable Guarantees of Origin . What are they? Well REGOs can are bought by energy suppliers from renewable energy producers. So, by buying Renewables, energy suppliers are indirectly funding the renewable energy sector.

So, British Gas' green plan is called Green Future and it offers:

  • 6% of the gas you use is matched by British Gas and sent back to the grid (through REGOs).
  • 94% of the gas you use with Green Future will be offset.
  • 100% of the electricity you use is matched by British Gas and sent back to the grid.
  • 5 trees will be grown in the UK per unit of fuel you use on the Green Future tariff.

British Gas tariffs vs the rest of the Chorleywood market

British Gas is part of the Big 6 suppliers. These juggernauts are famour for their size and historical domination of the British energy market but not for their low prices. Nevertheless, there are some great opportunities to make on some British Gas tariff if you hit at the right place at the right time.

Let's see how these compare to the rest of the market.

British Gas vs the Energy Price Cap

With these estimates in mind, we can now ask ourselves how to position these tariffs vs the government established "Energy Price Cap". As a reminder the energy price cap is a tool for controlling the cost of gas and electricity in the UK. It is wielded by industry regulator Ofgem and serves customers who rarely or never change energy tariffs. The headline rate changes twice a year and is expressed as an annual cost in pounds. It is based on a typical consumer (TDCV) using a ‘medium’ amount of gas and electricity each year (12,000 kWh for Gas, 2,900 kWh for Electricity).

Note that this cap is far from being unique. Indeed the EPC varies depending on your location but also on the type of tariff you are on. There is therefore a default tariff cap (or safeguard tariff) for the standard variable tariff, the prepayment meter cap for the four million prepayment customers in the UK and the "other payment method" cap for alternative billing methods. Each of those exist for electricity, gas and E7.

Please find in the table bellow, the current Energy Price Cap for East of England as it has been established from October 2021 to April 2022:

Fuel Type Standard Credit Price Cap Prepayment Price Cap Other Payment Methods Price Cap
Electricity £ 700.1722581 £ 659.3009677 £ 654.5393548
Gas £ 595.28 £ 578.87 £ 554.34

In this second table you will find the equivalent tariffs for E7. We separated them because these are based on the E7 TDCV which is slightly higher with an average electric consumption of 4,200 kWh (vs 2,900 kWh).

Fuel Type Standard Credit Price Cap Prepayment Price Cap Other Payment Methods Price Cap
Electricity £ 912.66 £ 860.25 £ 855.86

Looking to switch to British Gas in Chorleywood?

To begin your switch to British Gas, there are a few things that you need to check off the list beforehand. As the rest of the 4,192 households in Chorleywood your energy is measured though a meter. And, as you might have guessed, you can check how much energy you are using by reading your energy meter. Apart from reading your meter, we have created a handy list for you so that when it is time to switch suppliers (which should be often) you will have everything that you need: * Your zip code * Your current energy supplier * Your current tariff * The average cost of your monthly energy usage * Your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) * A Energy bill received in the past 3 months.

Once you've gathered this information, you are ready to switch. At Switch Plan can’t help you switch to British Gas, but we offer an array of suppliers to choose from; including British Gas. So, let us help you switch energy suppliers. Alll you need to do is give us a call at 0330 054 0018

For more information on how to switch energy suppliers, check out our guide here: switch energy suppliers.

How can I get in touch with British Gas in Chorleywood?

Contacting British Gas is fairly easy. For existing customers of British Gas, the number you should ring is 0333 202 9802. They also provide their customers with an app where you can complete numerous process, such as submitting meter readings, booking a utility service, paying your bills, etc.

However, if you are looking for more information about tariffs, energy suppliers, or who to switch to, you can contact us! Our experts are ready to help. All you need to do is give us a call at 0330 054 0018

Type of Enquiry Number to contact General Enquiries
Enquiries that you may have regarding your existing account, such as querying a bill or changing the way you pay your bills.
0333 202 9802

Open from 8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday, 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Top up plans
For all queries related to Pay As You Go billing: topping up, changing from pay as you go to direct debit and using emergency credit.
0330 100 0303

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday. Complaints
If you have a complaint that you would like resolved or acknowledged by British Gas.
0333 202 9532

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday

Or send an email to: customercomplaints@britishgas.co.uk Complaints Pay As You Go
Complaints specifically related to Pay As You Go tariffs.
0333 202 9433

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday British Gas Home Services complaints
Complaints number and address that are separate from the complaints service for gas and electricity customers
0333 200 8899

24 hours a day, seven days a week British Gas HomeCare
Cover for any breakdowns or repairs needed for your boiler and central heating system, as well as annual servicing and even electrical appliance repairs.
020 3936 0059

24 hours a day, seven days a week Urgent breakdown
0333 200 8899

24 hours a day, seven days a week Less urgent one-off repairs
0333 202 9799

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday British Gas boilers
Buying, installing or replacing a British Gas boiler
0333 202 9450

Monday to Friday from 8am-8pm or Saturday from 8am-6pm New home set up
Number to call to help you set up your new home if you want to continue to receive your energy from British Gas
0333 202 9802
New customer
If you're not a British Gas customer but you want to find out more about their energy tariffs
0333 202 9505

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturdays Business energy - New customer
To get a quote to potentially switch your business energy to British Gas
0333 414 5739
Business energy - General enquiries
If you currently use British Gas Business to supply energy to your company premises and you want to speak to someone about your business energy account
0333 331 0576

Monday to Friday from 8am-6pm or Saturday from 9am-1pm

How is British Gas’ customer service?

It seems that British gas has mixed reviews when it comes to customer service. At Switch Plan, we recommend looking at Citizens Advice for any supplier reviews. Another handy tool is Trustpilot and according to them, here is what British Gas’s customers say about them: Out of 47,609 reviews left by customers: * 22,435 (47%) were rated “Excellent” * 7,387 (16%) were rated “Great” * 3,775 (8%) were rated “Average” * 2,666 (6%) were rated “Poor” * 11,346 (24%) were rated “Bad”.

Also, British Gas has a loyal customer base: According to an independent survey, 14 percent of their customers have been with British Gas for over 20 years. Fortunately there is loads of information about British Gas. For more information about what British Gas’ customers think about them, check out our article that provides you with all the information that you might need: British Gas Reviews.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does 1 kWh cost on average with British Gas?

For British Gas, the average cost for 1 kWh is 16.953 p.

Does British Gas supply smart energy meters?

Of course. And they’re free to install as part of the government’s 2020 smart meter rollout. Just like the cost of the meters you have now or any cost of delivering energy to you, all form part of your bill. So, having a smart meter won't cost any more than your current meter.

Energy consumption in Chorleywood

Who is the main supplier of energy to the inhabitants Chorleywood?

British Gas is the main energy provider in East of England and in much of Hertfordshire. Henceforth, many Chorleywood inhabitants have stuck with British Gas despite being free to change at any time! Chorleywood dwellers can make substantial savings on energy related expenses by switching their current providers, such as people from more populated cities such as: Watford, Hemel Hempstead and Stevenage.

What’s the average price per kWh in Chorleywood and how does it compare?

In Hertfordshire, the mean price for a kwh of electricity is 9.93 p, according to the most recent data. Which means a Chorleywood inhabitant pays roughly -6.67% less compared to the UK national average. As a reminder British Gas standard tariff for Chorleywood is 16.953 p per kWh with a daily standing charge of 22.646.

What's the typical energy usage in Hertfordshire?

According to 2018 Government data, we are able to estimate that the average Chorleywood inhabitant household consumes 3,629.84 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,234.84 kWh.

How are the houses built in Chorleywood?

How are the houses built in Chorleywood? Well, the 2.53 inhabitants of Chorleywood usually have houses build as such:

  • Central Heating: 755 people do not have central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be ratio_no_central_heating per household.
  • Electric Central Heating: Out of the people that live in Chorleywood, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 13.76% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: Out of the 4,192 households that are located in Chorleywood, 1539 of them have gas central heating. The ratio for this would be ratio_gas_central_heating per household.
  • Oil Central Heating: Out of the people living in Chorleywood, 1320 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 31.50%.

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