At Business Electricity Prices, we’re here to support your business, whether you’re searching for the latest energy prices or installing a new gas connection.
Our expert connections team can install a new gas meter within just 2 weeks. Whether you are moving into a brand-new building or renovating your premises, our team can work with you to ensure a speedy setup.
We’ll be transparent with project timescales and work with you to ensure everything goes smoothly, using specialist Gas Safe engineers.
We will just need a few details to get started.
Why Install a New Gas Meter?
If you’re moving into new premises and you require a gas connection, you’re likely to need a new energy meter. If you’re taking over from previous occupants and the current meter doesn’t suit your needs, you may also benefit from a new gas connection.
The type of energy meter you require will depend on how you use your energy and how much energy you use. For example, a business which operates mostly at evenings and weekends may benefit from a multi-rate meter.
Having the right meter in place can also help you get a better understanding of your energy usage. Carrying out business energy audits are a great way to reduce your emissions and make savings on your bills. By installing the right meter for your business, you will have a much clearer picture of your energy usage and where you can make savings.
How do I get a Gas Meter Installed?
At Business Electricity Prices, we aim to make the process of installing a new gas meter as simple as possible. Our experts will handle the entire process on your behalf, from working with Gas Safe installers to your energy supplier.
Here’s a brief look at what you can expect from the gas meter installation process.
Understanding your needs
We will get in touch with you to discuss your project once you have sent us an enquiry. We will explore any potential complications that could potentially delay the installation and help you decide which business gas meter is better for you. Different companies will benefit from certain types of gas meters – we will always aim to help you save on your gas bills.
Completing your new gas meter installation
In most cases, we will be able to complete your business gas meter installation within 2 weeks. In some cases, the installation may take longer. Our connections team will always be transparent with timescales to ensure a fast and smooth installation. We will send our Gas Safe installer to your premises at an agreed time to complete the work.
Why choose Business Electricity Prices?
- Speedy gas meter installations by Gas Safe installers.
- Free business gas meter installation when you switch tariffs with us.
- We use the latest metering technology to ensure accurate billing.
- We can offer start to finish services when installing your new gas meter.
What business gas meter should I get?
Each gas meter offers benefits for different industries and businesses. Our advisors will help you choose a meter that is likely to save you the largest amount of money on your gas bills.
Standard Gas Meters
Standard meters measure unit rates against your usage. The cost is the same for every unit of energy used if you’re on a fixed rate tariff.
Unfortunately, most standard meters do not offer automated meter readings to your energy supplier. this means that you will have to manually submit regular gas meter readings to ensure you receive accurate billing.
Smart Gas Meters
Smart meters are currently the most popular meters for businesses. They offer accurate meter readings that are automatically sent to your supplier.
A smart meter will also make it much easier for your business to track your gas usage. You can quickly discover how much energy you use and when you consume the most energy at your premises. This information can be particularly useful should you carry out a business energy audit.
Multi-rate meters offer two or three different unit rates depending on the time of day. Two-rate meters usually charge a cheaper rate in the evenings. Three-rate meters are similar with the addition of a separate weekend rate.
These meters are popular with restaurants, pubs and other late-night businesses. Specific times are set by each supplier and largely depend on which part of the country your business operates in.
Multi-site meters are ideal for businesses with multiple locations. These meters allow businesses with multiple sites to manage their energy on one billing account.
This can make switching business energy suppliers much easier as all locations can have the same renewal date. You may also be able to access discounts on the latest energy prices due to the greater buying power offered by multiple sites.
High usage, large businesses may also be required to have multiple energy meters across one location. A multi-site meter can make the management of your energy much simpler.
Your meter will otherwise work much in the same way as any other energy meter.
Can I Install a Half Hourly Gas Meter?
Half hourly meters are a type of electric meter providing automated meter readings to your supplier each half hour. As they take readings so regularly, they are they provide the most accurate billing.
However, these electricity meters are not available as business gas meters. For businesses seeking automated gas meter readings, a smart meter would likely be the best option.
Why it's Important to Compare Gas Prices
If you’re planning to install a new gas meter it’s vital to compare the latest business gas prices.
Once you know which meter type you require to suit the needs of your business, it’s vital to ensure you’re on the best tariff available to you. If it’s been a while since your compare energy prices, you may have been moved to out of contract rates. These rates can be up to 80% higher than negotiated tariffs.
At Business Electricity Prices, we’ve completed more than 300,000 energy switches to help businesses across the UK find the right gas deal for them. When you switch with us, you can even complete your meter install free of charge.
You can compare the latest gas prices today by simply clicking the button below.
What can delay my business gas meter installation?
When there is a delay in installing a business gas meter, it usually means there’s a large amount of site work that needs to be completed. To ensure a speedy installation, our team can get involved in any site works to avoid any long lead times.
What information do I need for a new gas meter installation?
We will need your Meter Point Reference Number or MPRN number (sometimes referred to as a Gas Supply Number) and the pressure of the service installed. You can retrieve this information from the Distribution Network Operator or the end of your supply pipe.
For electricity meter installs, you will require your Meter Point Administration Number (MPAN).
What is an MPRN Number?
A Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN), also recognised as your Gas Supply Number is a unique number for your building’s gas meter.
Can I install a new electric meter with Business Electricity Prices?
Yes, you can install a new business electricity meter with us. Much like with our meter connections, your new meter can even be installed free of charge when you switch energy suppliers with us.
You can find information on electric meter installation here.