Switching to a Bulb deal in Horsforth
Bulb energy for citizens of Horsforth
Last Update: September 2021
They were founded in 2013 and are based in London. Bulb is also known as one of the UK's greenest energy suppliers. They provide customers in West Yorkshire one tariff to their customers: a vari-fair tariff. This means that the cost of your energy per kWh responds to market price fluctuations of gas and electricity. If the cost of energy goes up or down, then you will notice these changes on your energy bill. Bulb claims that their tariff is 18% cheaper than other suppliers on the market, making them a main competitor to larger suppliers, such as the 'Big 6'. They invest in technologies that keep their costs down, and they are able to pass on the savings they make to their customers.
As well as being cheap, their tariff is also environmental. They provide 100% green electricity and their gas is offset through investing in carbon offsetting initiatives.
Bulb will be the first supplier in UK history to trigger the legal process referred to as "special administration", which means that the UK government will step in to fund Bulb's operations for the foreseeable future until they can formally seize trading in a safe manner. Without this government safety net, it is likely that a supplier of this size going bust could create a chain reaction causing numerous other suppliers to go bust as well. It could be weeks to months before a formal exit strategy for Bulb is announced, so for now Bulb customers are encouraged to remain patients can continue paying for their energy as normal.
Setting up a Bulb account in Horsforth
Are you considering switching energy providers to Bulb? It's not common knowledge that switching energy suppliers can lead to massive savings. West Yorkshire residents should even be doing this regularly, if you want to find out why it is so important, follow the link to our article on switching energy suppliers. You may also call our energy experts on 0330 054 0018. They will be able to inform you on Bulb’s tariffs as well as the importance of switching energy suppliers and how it will save you money on your monthly energy bills in Horsforth.
If you would like to switch over to Bulb or another energy supplier, call our experts on the number above. Make sure to prepare the information below beforehand so that they can handle your switch immediately and efficiently.
- Your energy provider
- Your energy tariff
- An energy bill (not older than 3 months) to establish your average monthly energy bill
- Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN)
- Your postcode
It shouldn’t take you too long to find these details and once you do, our experts will show you how easy it can be to switch to Bulb and tell you how much money you will be saving by doing so. No matter if you have been a Horsforth inhabitant your whole life or if you’ve just moved to West Yorkshire, you should always be open to switching energy suppliers given how much it can make you in savings. It’s as simple as calling us.
How do I contact Bulb in Horsforth?
You can go ahead and ring Bulb on their customer enquiries number, which is 0300 30 30 635. This is their number for any concerns, complaints or queries their customers might have, or indeed if you want to switch over to Bulb energy. However, at Switch Plan our job is to make sure you're on the right energy plan for your needs. We can switch you over to Bulb or even another supplier completely free of charge. Give us a ring on 0330 054 0018! But, if you want to skip the middleman, here are all the contact details you might need to get in touch with Bulb in Horsforth.
|Type of Enquiry||Number to contact|
General Enquiries for Bulb customers.
0300 30 30 635
Open from 9am to 6pm during the week.
Email address for all and any complaints you might have about Bulb.
9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
What are Bulb’s prices like and how do they fair against other suppliers in Horsforth?
Bulb's customers rave about the price of their energy. Compared to plans from the Big 6, Bulb's tariffs are very affordable. Why is this? Well, they invest in both renewable and affordable energy. The savings they make are passed onto their customers. The cost of energy can change month on month, however, since they provide a variable tariff - their vari-fair tariff - which reflects fluctuations in the wholesale price of energy. But all in all, Bulb's plans are delightfully affordable. As shown below, Bulb has the cheapest rate when comparing to other big suppliers in Horsforth. * Bulb: £923.26 * Octopus Energy: £947.58 * Scottish Power: £989.20 * EON: £1,042 * SSE: £1090.63 * British Gas: £1125
Same goes if we compare the unit price of these big guys main tariffs in Horsforth:
|Supplier||Electricity kWh price||Gas kWh price|
|Bulb||17.7975 p||3.1395 p|
|Octopus Energy||14.97 p p||2.28 p|
|Scottish Power||18.981 p||3.28 p|
|Bulb Energy||26.834 p||3.254 p|
|Ovo Energy||13.75 p||3.26 p|
|British Gas||16.355 p||3.416 p|
If you decide that Bulb is for you when you make the move over to Horsforth and want to join their 1.6 million other customers across the UK, you can ring up their number for enquiries on 0300 30 30 635. Whether you want to switch suppliers to Bulb or if you decide you want an alternative energy plan, you can also ring up one of our experts on 0330 054 0018 and they can guide you through a variety of different tariffs. Either way, we'll make sure that you kick start your energy supply in Horsforth in no time.
If you are still not sure about Bulb being the right supplier for you and your property be sure to check out some more suppliers in West Yorkshire. * British Gas in Horsforth * E.ON in Horsforth * Scottish Power in Horsforth * Octopus Energy in Horsforth * Ovo Energy in Horsforth * Electricity and Gas in Horsforth
Questions Frequently Asked by Horsforth inhabitants
Does Bulb supply smart energy meters?
Bulb does indeed provide smart energy meters in Horsforth. They only provide the newest version known as the SMETS2 smart meters. The benefit of these meters is that you can keep them when switching energy providers.
How much does 1 kWh cost on average with Bulb in West Yorkshire?
In West Yorkshire the electricity unit rate for Bulb is 17.7975 pence for kWh. For gas it is 3.1395 penny per kWh.
What is the consumption of energy like in Horsforth?
Who is the main supplier of energy to the 8,339 households of Horsforth?
Our job is to save you money on your energy bills. So, while Npower is the most popular energy supplier in West Yorkshire and most of it large cities such as Baildon Ward, Worth Valley Ward or Guiseley and Rawdon Ward. This doesn't mean that you need to stick with them. You can, of course, but it's worth shopping around to see what's available for you. Horsforth inhabitants can make some hefty savings on gas and electricity by switching to a new energy supplier.
How are Horsforth’s houses heated?
In Horsforth there are 8,339 households with an average of 2.26 people living per household. Below you will be able to see which percentage of these properties are powered by electricity, gas and oil.
|Total Horsforth households||8,339||100%|
|Electric central heating||602||7.22%|
|Gas central heating||7418||88.96%|
|Oil central heating||16||0.20%|
|No central heating||302||3.63%|
What is the average energy consumption for a typical Horsforth inhabitant?
It's important to know how much Horsforth inhabitants tend to consume. 2018 government data indicates that the average Horsforth inhabitant household consumes 3,318.85 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 2,883.24 kWh.
September 2021 tariffs and rates available with Bulb for Horsforth inhabitants
Bulb only offer dual fuel. They like to keep things simple. At Switch Plan, we are big fans of dual fuel, since it is generally more affordable and much easier for you to manage your utility bills. Below are some other things to keep in mind about Bulb's plan.
- You don't have to worry about exit fees.
- They have one tariff for everyone, costing around £890.
- It’s one of the cheapest on the market, and it is 100% renewable.
- Their ‘vari-fair’ tariff fluctuates depending on the cost of wholesale energy.
- You will receive a 30 day warning before your bill increases.
Now, let's take a look at Bulb's gas and electricity tariffs in West Yorkshire.
Bulb’s September 2021 electricity rates in Horsforth
|Name of the Plan||Tariff value||Unit Price
September 2021 Bulb’s Economy 7 tariff in Horsforth
Bulb provides a dual energy tariff in Horsforth, otherwise known as an Economy 7 tariff. How does this work? It’s quite simple really, these meters have different rates, one for peak hours and the other for off peak hours. Energy in the off peak hours, or at night, is cheaper. This tariff would be ideal for you if you use energy during these times for your property in West Yorkshire.
Bulb charges less for off peak hours, compared to other suppliers. If you’re interested in their Economy 7 electricity rates, you can see them here for both credit and prepayment meters:
|Meter Type||Day unit rate (per kWh)||Night unit rate (per kWh)||Standing charge (per day)||Estimated annual electricity price||Night rate hours|
|Credit meter||16.447p per kWh||7.455p per kWh||19.79p||£604.44||00:00 – 07:00 or 00:30 – 07:30|
|Prepayment meter||16.086p per kWh||7.109p per kWh||25.91p||£611.81||00:00 – 07:00 or 00:30 – 07:30|
Bulb’s Green energy tariff for Horsforth inhabitants
As a Horsforth inhabitant you should be aware that Bulb supplies 100% renewable energy and 100% carbon-neutral gas to their customers from West Yorkshire. You may be wondering how Bulb source the green energy they provide, well incase you wanted to find out, below is their fuel mix.
- 78% wind
- 18% solar
- 4% hydro
When it comes to the gas Bulb provides in Horsforth and around the UK, it is either green biomethane gas or completely carbon-offset. Bulb is in fact the biggest buyer of green biomethane gas for homes. In other words their energy fuel mix is impressive and Bulb is making efforts to be able to provide sustainable energy to customers around the UK.
Bulb’s September 2021 single gas plan in Horsforth
|Name of the Plan||Tariff value||Unit Price
Powering up your new home in Horsforth
Welcome to your new home in Horsforth
Welcome to your new home in Horsforth. Did you Horsforth is part of West Yorkshire, the 15th largest county in the country with a current population of 2223124. Once you move to Horsforth you will become a Horsforth inhabitant and join the other 18,868 Horsforth inhabitants. You will be moving into one of the 8,339 of the Horsforth.
Important phone numbers in Horsforth
Once you have moved to Horsforth you will not be familiar with some of the important local numbers. Below we have listed them for you to have access to, we have also included some general numbers you may need.
|Water Services||Yorkshire Water||Western House, Western Way, Bradford BD6 2LZ||Phone: +44(0)1274 691 111
Fax: +44(0)1274 604 764
Who to call before moving to Horsforth?
Before the day you move to Horsforth you will have a never ending list of tasks. To make things simpler for you we have crafted a list of important numbers to call and warn about your change of address. Remember to update the following: * Your broadband and mobile providers * Your Bank * Your energy supplier/s * The local council and local electoral roll * The TV licensing authority * The DVLA in order to update your driving license.
Make sure to note them and call them all, or your previous properties new tenants will be receiving your important information and bills by post. You should also get your mail forwarded to your new home in West Yorkshire. To do so just go to your local post office and inform them of your new address and ask them to forward your mail there.
Transferring your energy supply to your new home in West Yorkshire
Before you decide to just transfer your old energy supply over to your new property in Horsforth, we want you to remember something important. Switching energy suppliers is completely free and even better, it will save you money on your future energy bills. Call the following number, 0330 054 0018 to find out more about making the switch and what options are available to your in West Yorkshire.
However if you were content with your previous energy contract, you may be surprised to find out that it’s not possible to transfer it over to your new property. To ensure you can carry it out, be sure to check the following.
- Does your new property have the same energy sources and requirements?
- Is your new energy meter compatible with your old tariff?
- Is your old tariff & supplier available in Horsforth?
If all the above apply, then it is possible for you to < ahref="https://www.switch-plan.co.uk/moving-house/energy-transfer/">transfer your old energy supply to your new home in Horsforth. We still advise that you consider switching providers as all properties have different energy priorities and needs. Despite this, if you still want to transfer your old contract over, all you need to do is call your provider and give them your new address and postcode.
The process of moving to Horsforth
Did you know that Horsforth is the 15th biggest city of the county and 396th in the county. If you've just moved to Leeds District , here are the steps you must follow to start powering up your new home! You might be a new Horsforth inhabitant, or have been for a while, either way, follow these steps to get you set up.
- When you leave your old house, don't forget to take a meter reading. Write it on a note and leave it somewhere safe for the next inhabitants of the property. This is to make sure that you don't get charged for the energy that the new residents use.
- Now, you need to do the same in your new house in Horsforth! Locate the meter in the property, and jot down the reading. This is also to make sure you are not overcharged.
- It's probable that you will onboard the contract of the previous residents of the property. You can stay on it until you decide to switch energy suppliers. If the previous inhabitants didn't make a note of the meter reading, don't worry! Simply follow the different steps of our guide on how to set up energy and notably how to find out who supplies energy to your new property.
We told you it was easy! Now that you have all the information you'll need to provide to our experts, you can ring us up and we can start the switching process. Together we will compare energy suppliers and switch to the best supplier based on your needs. Switching your energy provider is quick and easy, so don't worry! With Switch Plan, we'll walk you through it every step of the way. Just call us on 0330 054 0018 and we will assess your situation to find you the best energy plan for your personal requirements.
Connecting your new home to the grid in Horsforth
The chances are high that your new home is already connected to the grid. Nevertheless, if it is the case that it isn’t connected yet, as you are building a new property in Horsforth, you will need to follow the steps below. This can be a timely process, so be sure to start early. This will allow you to make sure you are connected to the grid before you settle into your new property.
- Call the National Grid Energy Transmission (NGET) on 0800 688 588 to book a pre-application meeting. This meeting concerns the work, time and price of the project.
- Submit your application forms to the Electricity Systems Operator (ESO). There is an application fee.
- A team will visit your property and send you a quote in 1 to 3 working weeks.
- Grid connection work commences.
Important information regarding Horsforth’s energy distribution network operators
Looking to find out who the energy distribution network operators in West Yorkshire are? Below you will find their contact information in case you have an emergency and need to get in contact with them.
Around the UK there are several distribution networks, these vary depending on the region you live in. The network operators are in charge of all the electricity cables and gas pipes that are running in the country. To find out who distributes the electricity and gas in Horsforth, read on.
Horsforth’s electricity distribution network operator
Now, while we are here to guide you on all of your gas and electricity queries, there are some urgent matters that are reserved for your supplier or your Distribution Network Operator (DNO). Let's say you have a power cut. You need to contact your DNO to inform them so they can resolve the issue. Alternatively, if you require some information that is more concerned with energy distribution, they are also the people to contact. In Horsforth your DNO is Northern Powergrid.
How should I contact Horsforth’s energy distributors?
Distribution Network Provider are in charge of fixing all network issues. Here's how to contact them:
|Company name||Company number|
|West Yorkshire Northern Powergrid General Number||
0800 011 3332
|West Yorkshire Northern Powergrid Emergency Number||
|West Yorkshire Cadent Gas Number||
0345 835 1111
|West Yorkshire Cadent Gas Emergency Number||
0800 111 999
You can also visit their website for more info:
|Northern Powergrid||Northern Powergrid website|
|Cadent Gas||Cadent Gas website|
What should I do if I experience a power cut in Horsforth?
We are all likely to experience a house power cut at least once, so it is important to know what to do if it happens to you. The first step is to check the source. Whether it is your fuse box or a cut in your neighborhood in West Yorkshire
To see if it was a fuse that tripped in your house circuit, check your fuse box and see if any of the switches are off. If the power cut happened when switching on an appliance or light then it is likely that it’s just in your home in Horsforth.
The second cause for a power cut is if there is one in your area. These are caused for several reasons often out of your control, because the power lines to your home were interrupted. This can happen when: * A power line has been damaged or knocked over. * Lightning has struck a utility pole * Transformers have been shut down
If you notice that your neighborhood is experiencing a power cut, it’s best you call your local Distribution Network Operator on the following number 0800 011 3332. In case you didn't know, in Horsforth, your local DNO is Northern Powergrid. Once they have been informed they will send out a team to resolve the issue.
Who distributes Horsforth’s gas?
Do you ever sit back and think, 'how do gas arrive in my house? Where do they come from?' Probably not. But if you have, then we have all the information here for you. You will likely never have to get in touch with your gas distribution company, but if you were interested, gas is provided by Cadent Gas in Leeds District .
Gas is distributed through a pretty complex system of pipes. This network is called the Gas Distribution Network, which manages the transportation of gas around the UK. This is an important job as it ensures the safety of British people as well. A gas leak is no fun. Technical queries can be solved by your gas distributor in Horsforth, and any other questions regarding your gas supply. However,it is best to just go directly to your supplier for questions like that.