Basics of gas and electric suppliers


Postby DIYvirgin1975 » Wed May 07, 2008 8:17 pm

People allways ask which is the best from the two suppliers British gas or N power but i have been told it depends on the area, circumstances and what tarrifs you have.

What does this mean, can somone explain ?
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Postby htg engineer » Thu May 08, 2008 3:48 pm

From what i've heard British Gas and NPower are the most expensive. Go on USWITCH.com and search for the best deal in your area. And i'd never go with NPower again as I was with them and their customer service is shocking.

I'm with EDF for Electricity and Equidual for Gas. Ebico Equidual are the cheapest in most areas of the UK, quick and easy switchover - no hassle.
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Postby DIYvirgin1975 » Mon May 12, 2008 9:30 pm

what does tarrif mean with energy suppliers ?
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Postby stevenc1603 » Tue May 13, 2008 11:27 am

The tarrif is the charge in £ for each unit of energy you consume. You will probably also have services charges to take into consideration.
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Postby DIYvirgin1975 » Tue May 13, 2008 10:13 pm

Does the type of energy supplier you choose depend on were you live ?
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Postby DIYvirgin1975 » Wed May 14, 2008 7:23 pm

surely n power and british gas pay the same amount for gas an electricity. Then how do they reduce costs to the customer ? does it depend on the profit they make.

The more they make the more they can afford to reduce costs
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Postby htg engineer » Thu May 15, 2008 8:45 pm

'The more they make the more they can afford to reduce costs'

Or in Great ??? (rip-off) Britain, the more they make, the more they want and the more they put the prices up. Same with petrol.

It does depend on where you live as to what you will pay for gas, go onto EDF website for example, Electricity London you pay 10.35p per kwh - Midlands 9.42p per kwh.

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Postby ALDA » Thu May 15, 2008 9:36 pm

I AGREE WITH H.E.

THIS IS RIP OFF BRITAIN AND IT SEEMS LIKE ALL THESE SO CALLED CUSTOMER FOCUSSED COMPANIES ARE FOCUSSED ON ONE THING ONLY AND THAT IS PROFITEERING AT OUR EXPENSE WHILE THE SO CALLED ENERGY/FUEL WATCHDOGS JUST SIT BY AND ALLOW IT TO HAPPEN.

THEY TALK ABOUT THIRD WORLD POVERTY, ENERGY/FUEL/WATER/FOOD PRICES/TAXES/MORTGAGES ARE MAKING LIFE MUCH HARDER FOR THE VUNERABLE, POOR AND EVERYONE ELSE TO A LESSER EXTENT IN THIS SOCIETY.

£1.25/LTR DIESEL??? 80% OF WHICH IS TAX??? MOAN, MOAN, MOAN.

THERE ALL TO KEEN TO PUT UP PRICES BUT NEVER SEEM TO REDUCE THEM WHEN THEY COULD/SHOULD DO SO.

THERE! THATS GOT THAT OFF MY CHEST!!!

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Postby DIYvirgin1975 » Sun May 25, 2008 11:05 am

I understand that a tarrif is the unit of energy you consume but why is certain tarrifs cheaper then other's for the same supplier ?

I think British Gas have six tarrifs.
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Postby DIYvirgin1975 » Tue May 27, 2008 2:01 pm

I live in Birmingham, how would i know what suppliers are availible in my area ?
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Postby kevinjobreen02 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:02 pm

[quote="DIYvirgin1975"]People allways ask which is the best from the two suppliers British gas or N power but i have been told it depends on the area, circumstances and what tarrifs you have.

What does this mean, can somone explain ?[/quote]

I work for a gas an ele supplier, one of the big 6. I live and work in wales which is part of the swalec region, npower is the cheapest for gas and british gas is the cheapest for ele, so it really depends on where you live. If u phone the companies and ask they will tell u that its cheaper to have gas and ele together, these discounts are so small that it isnt worth it.

Hopes this helps
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Postby DIYvirgin1975 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:03 pm

Look at the site Uswitch.com. It will give you suppliers in your area.

British Gas as a field sales advisor use a map of the suppliers in each area so that they are aware of the competitiors before i knocked the door.
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