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British Gas in Harrogate in 2021

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British Gas energy supply for citizens of Harrogate

Last update: September 2021

Whether you're moving to Harrogate or if you've already been a proud Harrogater inhabitant for several years, we're here to help you get the best energy deal available. On this page we've outlined all the information you need about switching over to British Gas in North Yorkshire.

British Gas is the largest energy supplier in the UK and has been since 1986. They have a pretty big range of tariffs available; from dual fuel to green energy. So, if you want to join the 13 million others who are currently fuelled by British Gas when you move over to Harrogate, you've come to the right place.

How to set-up your British Gas contract in Harrogate?

To switch to British Gas properly, you’ll need to complete a few steps beforehand. Similar to the rest of the 38,681 households on Harrogate, you energy is measured by an energy meter. So, by default. the first step would be to take a meter reading to estimate your energy consumption. Along with this, equip yourself with the following info: * Your postal code * The name of your energy supplier * The tariff that you are currently on * The average cost of your energy usage per month * Your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) * A recent energy bill received within the last 90 days.

Once you have all these you are ready to make the switch. We can’t help you switch to British Gas, but we can certainly help you with finding out more information British Gas and check the market for other deals. All you have to do is give us a call 0330 054 0018.

For a more detailed checklist on how to carry out your switch we have created a handy checklist that will answer all your queries.

What are British Gas's contact numbers in Harrogate?

It is quite easy to contact British Gas. If you are already a customer of British Gas, you can ring their customer service line at 0333 202 9802. The also have an app where customers can submit meter readings, book a utility service, paying your bills, etc.

However, if your looking how to switch energy suppliers or would like to know about more option when switching, then go on and give our experts a call at Switch Plan 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?

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.

Who are Harrogate'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.

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

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 Harrogaters?

Who is responsible for distributing the electricity in Harrogate? Your local District Network Operator (DNO). Near you, you DNO is Northern Powergrid.

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

How do I ring Harrogate's energy distributors?

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

Company Name Company Number
North Yorkshire Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
North Yorkshire Northern Powergrid General Number
0800 011 3332
North Yorkshire Northern Powergrid Emergency Number
0800 375675

Studying the average consumption in Harrogate

Typology of Harrogate housing (type of housing + heating)

You might be wondering how the houses are built in Harrogate. Well, the 2.35 inhabitants of Harrogate usually have the following:

  • Central Heating: 14517 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 Harrogate, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 4.89% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: Out of the 38,681 households that are located in Harrogate, 4028 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 Harrogate, 18245 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 47.17%.

What’s the average consumption in North Yorkshire?

The typical Harrogater household uses 3,594.84 kWH annually and the median would be at 3,126.82. 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.

What's the typical price per kWh in Harrogate?

The average price per kWh for British Gas’ standard variable tariff is 16.355 p per kWh with a standing charge of 25.353 p per day. In comparison the local average price per kWh is 10.64 p per kWh. An average price in Harrogate that is actually 0.00% more than the national average.

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

The main energy supplier in Harrogate, Yorkshire, and North Yorkshire is Npower. This is driven by customer loyalty to Npower in the counties’ most populous cities such as Middlesbrough, York and Harrogate.

We want you, our customers, to have complete authority over choosing their energy supplier. If you have any questions about suppliers, tariffs, exit fees, then go on and ring our experts at the number on the top of the screen. They would be more than happy to answer any doubts that you might have.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The average price for 1 kWh for British Gas is 16.355 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.

How do British Gas tariffs compare in Harrogate?

British Gas is the leading supplier in the country, nevertheless it is not the cheapest neither on a national level nor on a Yorkshire level. Judging from some customer reviews, many historial customers actually left because they were dissatisfied with British Gas prices. Nevertheless with an every changing price range, and a large amount of available tariffs, there is definitly some good opportunities to seize with British Gas.

So, this is how British Gas compares to the market. 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.

How can I contact British Gas in Harrogate?

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 Yorkshire 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 £ 686.6732258 £ 646.5596774 £ 641.7325806
Gas £ 586.47 £ 570.55 £ 545.98

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 £ 907.9 £ 855.75 £ 851.34

British Gas tariffs & rates in Harrogate

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.

Green energy by British Gas

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.

What gas tariffs does British gas offer in Harrogate?

British Gas offers the following gas plans:

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
3.416 p
23.6 p
3.599 p
27.937 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
3.165 p
23.47 p
3.338 p
27.889 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
3.165 p
28.127 p
3.338 p
32.546 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
3.416 p
23.6 p
3.599 p
27.937 p
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
3.165 p
23.431 p
3.338 p
27.85 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
3.2 p
34.61 p
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/

British Gas Electricity Plans in Harrogate

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
16.355 p
25.353 p
17.228 p
29.758 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.355 p
24.87 p
17.228 p
29.275 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.355 p
29.527 p
17.228 p
33.932 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
/
/
/
/
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.355 p
24.831 p
17.228 p
29.236 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.17 p
29.69 p
/
/

Does British Gas offer Economy 7 tariffs in Harrogate?

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
16.355 p
25.353 p
17.228 p
29.758 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.355 p
24.87 p
17.228 p
29.275 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.355 p
29.527 p
17.228 p
33.932 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
/
/
/
/
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.355 p
24.831 p
17.228 p
29.236 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.17 p
29.69 p
/
/

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