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British Gas in Hertford in 2021

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Who are British Gas, and what's on offer for their Hertford customers?

Last Update: September 2021

With nearly 200 years of service under their belts and a customer base of 13 million, British Gas is the oldest and one of the largest suppliers in the UK energy industry. There are many reasons why you would want to join the British Gas community, but there are other reasons why you might choose not too. In this article, we will discuss these reasons as well as the pros and cons of switching to British Gas. So, if you are thinking about switching to British Gas in Hertford or Hertfordshire, then keep reading!

Power consumption in Hertford

What’s the average consumption in Hertfordshire?

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

Typology of Hertford housing (type of housing + heating)

You might be wondering how the houses are built in Hertford. Well, the 0 inhabitants of Hertford usually have the following:

  • Central Heating: 460 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 Hertford, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 19.21% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: Out of the 19,187 households that are located in Hertford, 14976 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 Hertford, 64 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 0.33%.

What's the typical price per kWh in Hertford?

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

Who is the typical supplier of energy to the households of Hertford?"

The largest energy supplier in Hertford, East of England, and Hertfordshire is British Gas. This is driven by customer loyalty of to British Gas in the counties’ most populous cities such as Watford, Hemel Hempstead and Stevenage.

Choosing your energy supplier is your decision , however our experts at Switch Plan are always here to help you find out any information you might need. If you are having any doubts, go on and give our experts a call at the number on the top of this screen.

Who are Hertford's local gas & electricity distributors?

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.

What to do in case of a power cut in Hertford?

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.

Who distributes electricity to Hertfordians?

Wondering who distributes your electricity for Hertford? To find out, you should call your local District Network Operator (DNO) to find out. However, we have that information for you right now, so there is no need to go searching the internet to find your local DNO’s number. In Hertford your DNO is UK Power Networks.

For additional information about your DNO, Check out our guide here: District Network Operator (DNO).

How do I ring Hertford's energy distributors?

If you are looking for more information on how to get in contact with your Distribition Network Provider (DNP), our table provides you with all the information that you need.

Company Name Company Number
Hertfordshire $distribution_network_operator General Number
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Hertfordshire $distribution_network_operator Emergency Number
$dno_emergency
Hertfordshire $gas_distributor Number
$gas_distributor_number

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On average 1 kWh for British Gas rings out to be 16.953 p.

Does British Gas propose 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.

Looking to switch to British Gas in Hertford?

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 19,187 households in Hertford 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.

What are British Gas's contact numbers in Hertford?

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

What do British Gas’ customers say about them?

Customer service is definitely one of the factors that you should be looking into when switching energy suppliers. At Switch Plan, we believe it is important for our customers to know what the British Gas reviews are. As a matter of fact, most of British Gas’ customers are very loyal to the supplier: 14 percent of their customers have been with the supplier for over 20 years. And, according to Truspilot, this is what 47,609 customers think about British Gas: * 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”.

If you would like to know more information about British Gas, we have an extensive article on British Gas reviews so that you get all the information that you need.

How do British Gas tariffs compare in Hertford?

British Gas are not just the most well-known name of the UK energy industry. They are still the energy supplier with the most customers in the country thanks to a long-time aquired reputation but also some interesting tariffs.

Discover how these compare to the rest of the market and notably the big 6 here.

How can I contact British Gas in Hertford?

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

British Gas rates and tariffs in Hertfordshire

Like any established energy supplier, British Gas has loads of tariffs to choose from. In fact, they offer a 4 fixed rate tariffs, one variable tariff, and one prepay tariff. Not to mention, they also offer dual energy, and double electricity plans. Whichever one you choose will depend on a number of factors, such as your energy usage, location, and the size of your housing. Below, we will provide you with British Gas’ tariffs for single electricity, single gas, and dual fuel tariffs.

If you are unsure which tariff is best suited for your needs, give us a call! Our experts can help you clear away any confusion and help you make a switch that will save you money. All you have to do is give us a call at: 0330 054 0018.

What gas tariffs does British gas offer in Hertford?

Here are 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
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/

Green energy by British Gas

British Gas does not produce or sell green energy. Rather, they offset their enegies by buying Renewable Energy Guarentees of Orgin (REGOS). Green energy producers can sell REGOSs separately from their produced energy supply which in turn funds renewable energy projects in the UK. This is how British Gas Provides green energy to their suppliers

The greenest plan that British Gas offers is called ‘Green Future’ which is a fixed tariff and costs a few extra pounds a month. Here is what this plan offers to its customers:

  • 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 Electricity Plans in Hertford

Here are the single 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
/
/

Does British Gas offer Economy 7 tariffs in Hertford?

The current tariff that British Gas offers for Economy 7 meters rings out to be £18.85 per kWh during the day and £10.83 during the night. The table below shows all the information that you need regarding Economy 7 meters and British gas:

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
/
/

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