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British Gas in Sutton Coldfield in 2021

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Everything about British Gas and what they offer customers of Sutton Coldfield

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 Sutton Coldfield or West Midlands, then keep reading!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes British Gas supplies and installs smart meters. All you need to do is give them a call and set up a time for an appointment.

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

The average price for 1 kWh for British Gas is 16.66 p.

Are British Gas' energy plans expensive in Sutton Coldfield?

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 Sutton Coldfield?

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 West Midlands 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 £ 695.7287097 £ 655.11 £ 650.3296774
Gas £ 594.2 £ 577.85 £ 553.32

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 £ 919.68 £ 866.88 £ 862.52

Power consumption in Sutton Coldfield

Who is the largest energy to the 44,126 households of Sutton Coldfield?

British Gas is the main energy provider in West Midlands and in much of West Midlands. Henceforth, many Sutton Coldfield inhabitants have stuck with British Gas despite being free to change at any time! Sutton Coldfield dwellers can make substantial savings on energy related expenses by switching their current providers, such as people from more populated cities such as: Birmingham, Coventry and Sutton Coldfield.

Typology of houses in Sutton Coldfield.

In this section, we will discuss how the houses are built in Sutton Coldfield. As such, the 2.59 inhabitants of Sutton Coldfield usually have the following:

  • Central Heating: 14710 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 Sutton Coldfield, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 12.58% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: Out of the 44,126 households that are located in Sutton Coldfield, 10745 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 Sutton Coldfield, 13120 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 29.73%.

How much is the average price/kWh in Sutton Coldfield?

In West Midlands, the mean price for a kwh of electricity is 10.38 p, according to the most recent data. Which means a Sutton Coldfield inhabitant pays roughly 2.44% less compared to the UK national average. As a reminder British Gas standard tariff for Sutton Coldfield is 16.66 p per kWh with a daily standing charge of 23.191.

How much to Sutton Coldfield inhabitants consume on average in Sutton Coldfield?

The typical Sutton Coldfield inhabitant household uses 3,429.70 kWH annually and the median would be at 3,001.77. 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.

British Gas tariffs & rates in Sutton Coldfield

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.

Does British Gas offer dual rate tariffs in Sutton Coldfield?

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
16.66 p
23.191 p
17.549 p
27.479 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.66 p
22.708 p
17.549 p
26.996 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.66 p
27.365 p
17.549 p
31.653 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
/
/
/
/
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.66 p
22.669 p
17.549 p
26.957 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.48 p
27.53 p
/
/

Does British Gas offer Green Energy Plans in West Midlands?

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.

Stand alone electricity plans in Sutton Coldfield

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
16.66 p
23.191 p
17.549 p
27.479 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.66 p
22.708 p
17.549 p
26.996 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.66 p
27.365 p
17.549 p
31.653 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
/
/
/
/
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.66 p
22.669 p
17.549 p
26.957 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.48 p
27.53 p
/
/

British Gas Gas tariffs in Sutton Coldfield

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
3.493 p
23.6 p
3.679 p
27.937 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
3.227 p
23.47 p
3.404 p
27.889 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
3.227 p
28.127 p
3.404 p
32.546 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
3.493 p
23.6 p
3.679 p
27.937 p
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
3.227 p
23.431 p
3.404 p
27.85 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
3.262 p
34.61 p
/
/

How to set-up your British Gas contract in Sutton Coldfield?

You may have just moved to Sutton Coldfield, the 3rd biggest city of your West Midlands 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

Reviews are everything when it comes to learning about British Gas. As a matter of fact, British gas seems to receive mixed reviews when it comes to customer service. However, they do have quite a loyal customer base : 14 percent of their customers have been with the supplier for over 20 years. So, what do their customers think about British Gas? Well, according to 47,609 reviews from Trustpilot, this is what people 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 additional information about British Gas, we have an article on British Gas reviews so that you get all the information that you need.

How do I contact British Gas in Sutton Coldfield?

If you need to contact British Gas for any query, it is actually quite easy. If you are an existing customer of British Gas, then you should ring 0333 202 9802 . British Gas also has an app where you can submit meter readings, book a utility service, pay your bills, etc.

However, if you would like to explore your options when it comes to choosing an energy supplier, feel free to give us a call! You can ring us 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

Gas and electricity local distribution for Sutton Coldfield inhabitants

In the UK, there are two organisations that are responsible for supplying energy to your home. Energy in the UK is distributed by the District Network Operator and the Gas Distributors. In this section, we will explain how to contact them.

Energy distributors contact numbers

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
West Midlands $distribution_network_operator General Number
$dno_general_number
West Midlands $distribution_network_operator Emergency Number
$dno_emergency
West Midlands $gas_distributor Number
$gas_distributor_number

How to react if you experience a power cut in Sutton Coldfield?

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 is Sutton Coldfield District Network Operator for electricity?

Who is responsible for distributing the electricity in Sutton Coldfield? Your local District Network Operator (DNO). Near you, you DNO is Western Power Distribution.

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

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