To compare gas deals available where you live, you will need your postcode the name of your current gas supplier and the name of your tariff. In addition you will need to know how much gas you use each year or month, this can be found out by checking your last couple of gas bills. The more accurate your estimate is the more accurate the results will be when you do a gas comparison. You will need to consider the following.
Your postcode- where you live affects which gas companies you can switch to. Your postcode is needed in order to compare gas tariffs from suppliers in your area and get the best gas comparison.
How much gas you use: How much money you can save switching gas supplier depends on how much gas you use. This can be more accurately worked out by looking at the amount used in your last couple of bills.
In order to get a gas comparison and finding the cheapest gas supplier depends on how much gas you use how you are billed and how you pay your bills. Some gas suppliers give discounts if you pay your bills by direct debit, manage your account online or don't receive paper bills. In addition you can get extra discounts if you take gas and electricity from the same supplier.
Once you have done a quick gas comparison and chosen a new gas supplier your switch to your new chosen supplier can be completed. You will need to give your new and old gas supplier a meter reading.
How to read your gas meter. The most common types of gas meter are digital metric, digital imperial and dial meters.
All gas meters display a single four or five digit number showing the number of gas units you have used. You can actually work out how many units you have used since your last reading by subtracting your previous reading from an up to date reading.
Your gas supply number: In order to switch gas suppliers you will need to know your meter point reference number (MPRN), this is also known as an M number. This is a unique number that is able to identify the meter at your property. You are able to find your MPRN on your gas bill. If you are unable to find your MPRN you can contact your current gas supplier or you can call the Meter Number Helpline on: 0870 608 1524.