There are so many energy companies to choose from, so many tariffs and plans and offers and unit prices; quite frankly it can be exhausting just thinking about it. Fortunately for many, electricity from British Gas is so much simpler.
Those choosing electricity from British Gas have three main tariffs to choose from, two which are variable and one that is fixed. The difference between the two is quite easy to understand.
What is a fixed price tariff?
A fixed price tariff is great for people who want to pay a predictable amount each month and protect themselves from potential price rises. All fixed price tariffs run for a set amount of time and during that time the customer only pays the unit amount that was set at the beginning of the term. Basically if prices rise, those on a fixed price tariff won’t feel it. This is a great tariff for controlling spending. The only way the bills for someone on a fixed price tariff will rise is if they use more electricity. Many people who enjoy electricity from British Gas like the protection this type of tariff offers them.
So what is a variable price tariff?
Basically a variable tariff is the opposite to a fixed price plan. Those on a variable tariff pay the unit prices that are in place at the time the electricity is used. This offers no protection against prices hikes however does mean that customers can benefit if the unit prices go down.
Having just three tariffs to choose from makes life for residential customers easier. Choosing electricity from British Gas needn’t be confusing and can definitely be cheaper than many providers. To find more information on the three tariffs currently being offered have a look at the website or contact the British Gas team who will be more than happy to talk you through the options and advise you about which of the electricity from British Gas plans would suit your needs best.