Installing the correct business gas meter ensures your only paying for the gas you use. If you have an outdated gas meter, or if you are moving or renovating your premises, we can arrange your business gas meter installation.
To get your business gas meter installation started, we just need a few details. Our expert connections team will be in touch to discuss as soon as possible.
Speedy Set-Up: We aim to complete your meter install within 2 weeks.
Free Installation: When you switch business gas with us, your meter installation is free.
Accurate Billing: The latest technology to ensure accurate billing.
Start to finish service: We can advise and manage the process from start to finish.
The Meter Installation Process
- Send your meter installation enquiry.
Complete our quote form with some simple contact deals and a member of our connections team will be in touch to discuss your requirements.
- Understanding your business’s needs.
As some industries use large amounts of gas, our connections team will advise on the best gas meters for your business. Our team can work closely with the Distribution Network Operator (DNO) to arrange any site work.
Our connections team are also happy to just come and install your new business gas meter. All we need is your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) to get started.
- We will come and install your business gas meter
We’ll aim to complete your 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.
What type of business gas meters can be installed?
There are a variety of business gas meter types, each offering benefits suitable for different businesses.
This is the most common type of meter. This simply measures unit rates against your businesses gas consumption. The cost is the same for every unit. You will have to send a manual gas meter reading to your selected supplier regularly.
Smart meters automatically send gas meter readings directly to your selected supplier. This ensures your bills are accurate and you do not have to worry about being overcharged. Smart meters also save time as you will not have to take manual readings.
Two & three rate meters
These types of meters charge different rates depending on the time of day. The unit rate is much cheaper during off-peak hours. These are particularly suitable for businesses using high amounts of gas in the evenings or weekends. Particularly restaurants and bars save large amounts of money on their types of gas meters.
Meters that charge multiple different rates are commonly known as Economy 7 and Economy 10. The number usually correlates to the number of hours charged at the lower unit rate.
The time-period for off-peak rates differ depending on the businesses region and the supplier they choose.
How long does it take to install a business gas meter?
We aim to install your new meter within 2 weeks. We use Gas Safe installers to ensure the installation is carried out professionally and to a high standard.
If you’re having multiple meters fitted, or the building is brand new with a new gas supply, it can take longer than 2 weeks. Our experts will advise on project timescales whilst we work with you to understand your requirements.
Do I need a new business gas meter?
Having the right meter for your business gas needs means you can accurately monitor your usage. This will help your business take control of the bills.
Our team will help you determine the best gas meter for your business.
What information do I need to arrange a new business gas meter?
You will need to supply our team with your MPRN number, and the pressure of the service installed. This information will be available from your original quotation from the Distribution Network Operator or the end of your supply pipe.
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.
What happens if I don’t send regular business gas readings?
Your business gas bill will be based on estimates. This can cause several issues. If you’re paying by direct debit and not paying enough, you could be left with a large bill at the end of your contract. On the flip side, if you’re overcharged, it can be a hassle to claim the money back.
Smart meters avoid this issue by automatically sending consumption directly to the supplier.