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British Gas in Potters Bar in 2021

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

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 Potters Bar 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.

Studying the average consumption in Potters Bar

How much to Potters Bar inhabitants consume on average in Potters Bar?

The typical Potters Bar inhabitant household uses 3,629.84 kWH annually and the median would be at 3,234.84. This information is vital to know when choosing a tariff and , not to mention, an energy supplier so that you can compare your usage to the average household in $city.name. Depending on which tariff you choose, British Gas could or could not be the energy supplier that works most in your favour.

Typology of houses in Potters Bar.

In this section, we will discuss how the houses are built in Potters Bar. As such, the 2.52 inhabitants of Potters Bar usually have the following:

  • Central Heating: 1419 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 Potters Bar, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 53.14% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: Out of the 9,285 households that are located in Potters Bar, 2631 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 Potters Bar, 301 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 3.24%.

Who is the largest energy to the 9,285 households of Potters Bar?

The largest energy supplier in Potters Bar, 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.

How much is the average price/kWh in Potters Bar?

British Gas customers in Potters Bar pay an average price of 22.646 p per kWh (plus a daily Standing Charge of 22.646 p). This price reflects the standard variable tariff. We will let you compare this to the local average of consumption per kWh which is 9.93 p per kWh. An average price that is actually -6.67% less than the national average.

What rates and tariffs does British Gas offer?

British gas offers a wide variety of tariffs to their customers: they offer four fixed tariffs, one variable tariff, and one prepay tariff. In addition, they offer dual energy, single electricity, and single gas plans. How to decide which tariff is best for you depends on many factors like your energy usage and location, for example.

At Switch Plan, we understand that choosing the right energy supplier can be confusing. That is why we are here to help. We can help you find a tariff that best suits you needs, all you have to do is give us a call at the number on the top of the screen!

British Gas Gas tariffs in Potters Bar

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
/
/

Does British Gas offer Green Energy Plans in East of England?

British gas offers green tariffs’ however, their gas and electricity does not come from sustainable sources. Rather, the Renewable Guarantees of Origin, or REGOS, that fund sustainable energy in the UK.

British Gas’ greenest plan is called ‘green future’ and it costs a few more pounds , but this is what 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.

Does British Gas offer dual rate tariffs in Potters Bar?

British Gas offers a specific Economy 7 tariffs to their customers. Their dual rate is £18.85 per kWh during the day and £10.83 during the night. Check out the table below to find more information regarding Economy 7 tariffs and British Gas in Potters Bar.

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
/
/

Stand alone electricity plans in Potters Bar

British Gas offers the following single electricity rates:

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
/
/

Who are Potters Bar's local gas & electricity distributors?

Two companies are responsible for distributing energy throughout the country. There are the District Network Operator and your local Gas distributor. If there is ever a problem, with your energy supply, it is best to contact us or your supplier first. However, in this section, we will provide you with the information you need in order to get in touch with them if you need it.

How to react if you experience a power cut in Potters Bar?

The first thing to do in a power cut is not to panic. Although they don't happen as often as they used to, the power will likely return to normal within houses. If you are worried about what measures you should take in the event of a power cut, we offer an extensive guide that you can check out on our website: What to do in a Power Cut

However, in this section, we will run you by the basics: * Don’t open the fridge- It is best to keep your food as cold as possible in order to keep it from spoiling. So, do your best to only open the fridge when necessary. * Don't flush the toilet- when the power is off, it is easy for your sewage to get backed up in your house.

Energy distributors contact numbers

Our table below provides all the information you need in order to get in contact with your you Distribution network providers in Potters Bar. 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 Potters Bar.

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 is Potters Bar District Network Operator for electricity?

Who is responsible for distributing the electricity in Potters Bar? Your local District Network Operator (DNO). Near you, you DNO is UK Power Networks.

If you would like to know more about your DNO, Check out our guide here: District Network Operator (DNO).

Interested in switching to a British Gas contract in Potters Bar?

You may have just moved to Potters Bar, the 13rd biggest city of your Hertfordshire or you are simply fed up of overpaying for your energy. Whatever the reason, switching is way easier than it seems. Especially if you trust your devoted Switch Plan friends with your switch. Three steps to this very simple process:

Step 1: Gather some info Some key information our experts will need to better estimate your consumption habits and guide you knowingly to the best options available: * Your postal code * A recent energy bill received within the last 90 days * Your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN)

Step 2: Call Switch Plan Pick up your phone and call us on switched energy suppliers.

British gas: Customer reviews in 2021

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.

How do I contact British Gas in Potters Bar?

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a smart meter with my British Gas tariff?

British Gas installs and operates smart meters of 2nd generation. All you need to do is ring them to set up an installation appointment.

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.

Are British Gas' energy plans expensive in Potters Bar?

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.

How can I ring British Gas in Potters Bar?

It's always hard to give real meaning to these estimated yearly budget since only a few of us have a consolidated idea of the money we actually put in our energy bills. It's therefore really interesting to challenge these prices to on of the driving indicators of the industry: the Energy Price Cap. The price cap limits the rates a supplier can charge for their default tariffs. These include the standing charge and price for each kWh of electricity and gas (the units your bill is calculated from). Ofgem sets the cap level for summer and winter based on the underlying costs to supply energy. This keeps prices fair and makes sure suppliers reflect any drops in costs in your rates.

Though this figure is established on a national level it is far from being unique. Indeed in its will to stay as close as possible to the fair price, Ofgem take local cost into consideration providing a specific EPC for each region of the country. Same goes from the different type of calculation and pricing tariffs that all have a different indicator.

Please find bellow the latest value of the Price Cap for your East of England as it stands from the 1st of October 2021 to the 31st of March 2022 (based on the TDCV consumption estimations: 12,000 kWh for Gas, 2,900 kWh for Electricity).

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 Energy Price Cap for E7 tariffs. These values have been separated because these are based on a different TDCV: 4,200 kWh (vs 2,900 kWh). Indeed E7 customers tend to consume more than their one-rate tariff counterpart.

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

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