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Gas and Electricity - Things to consider

Introduction

There are some very important things to consider before you finalize your gas and electric provider. In the UK, there are about ten major companies that offer gas and electricity services to British citizens. Before you go for a new gas and electricity connection or before you switch your existing service, you should consider a few important factors. Let us have a look at some of the most important factors to consider before you switch your current gas and electricity provider.

Factors to be considered for a gas and electricity provider

Price of services

The prices of the monthly services of at least 5 gas and electricity providers in your city should be compared by you. There are some sites on the net that have an online calculator where you can enter the required information like your current monthly consumption of gas and electricity. The calculator will show the results for the company that you should go for. You should go for a gas and electricity provider that gives the best services at a nominal price.

Network of offices

When it comes to services like gas and electricity, it is very necessary that the service provider is reputable and has a good network of offices and the company itself is reputable. This is because gas and electricity services are very mission critical and one feels very helpless even if the services are hampered for an hour or two.

Quality of services

When it comes to gas and electricity providers you cant take any chances. You have to ensure that the company you choose as a minimum number of breakdowns of services in a year. People are almost handicap in case the gas and electricity services are hampered even for an hour as majority of the household chores and activities require the sue of gas and electricity.

After sales service

The company that you choose as your gas and electricity provider should have a strong after sales service network. Hence in case of any problem at your home the maintenance team should reach your house in the shortest possible time and be able to solve the problem as soon as possible.

Installation

The installation of the new service should be as quick and hassle free as possible. Most of the companies will use the existing wires and cables for the new connection. The gas and electricity supplier will also inform the old company about the change in service for you. As a result the old company will send you a bill for the amount till the date you have used their services.

Additional services

The new gas and electricity provider should be able to offer you additional services at no extra costs. For example, majority of the gas and electricity providers have websites on which you can pay your monthly bills online and leave your feedback. There are some companies that may offer you good discounts on some of their schemes. You can find all information of your gas and electricity provider on its website.

 
   



 

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