There’s no getting away from the fact that we’re living in challenging economic times. As a result, we know you are looking more carefully than ever at what you spend on your household bills. That's why we want to help you keep your energy bills as low as possible and get the best value from our tariffs.

Use our checklist below to find out if you're on the best British Gas tariff for you and that you're getting all the discounts, benefits and rewards you're entitled to.

Check your tariff

Are you on the right tariff for you?

We know that choosing an energy tariff is complicated. To help, we have simplified our tariffs to just two types, Variable and Fixed, so now it's easy to ensure you're on the one that suits you. Our Variable tariffs change price in line with the cost of energy, meaning your price could go up or down. Our Fixed tariffs will remain at the same rates for a fixed term giving you further peace of mind. To find out if we can offer you a better deal, use our energy price calculator. The calculator searches our available tariffs and picks out the cheapest based on the energy you use.

Insulate your home

Are you eligible for free insulation?

You could save up to £140 on your energy bill with loft insulation and up to £160 with cavity insulation every year.[1] Insulation locks in your heat so you won't need to have your heating on as often, helping to save you money. It's straightforward and takes less than a day to install.

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Are you collecting Nectar points?

Simply by being a British Gas Dual Fuel customer, and submitting your quarterly meter reads you could collect up to 1,560 Nectar points per year[2]. In fact, you collect points for each Energy or Insurance & Repair account you have with us. And if that's not enough, you can also collect points by switching to Direct Debit, submitting a meter read or by booking a Boiler Breakdown visit or Annual Service visit online.

You'll collect 400 points a year just for being a Dual Fuel customer.

And you'll collect an extra 960 points for submitting your meter reads online, via SMS or using our automated telephone service for both your gas and electricity.

Gas 200 points[1]
Electricity 200 points[1]
Customer reward 200 points[2]
Submitting quarterly meter reads for gas 480 points[3]
Submitting quarterly meter reads for electricity 480 points[3]
Total points: 1,560 points

[1] You'll collect points continuously and they will appear on your account at the rate of 50 points each quarter for each fuel. f you cancel your contract with us during any year (for example by switching to another energy supplier), you will receive an amount of points based on the number of days you have been with us during that year. Terms apply to the collection of points. See britishgas.co.uk/nectar for details.

[2] You'll collect points continuously and they will appear on your account on each anniversary of linking your Nectar card to your British Gas Account. f you cancel your contract with us during any year (for example by switching to another energy supplier), you will receive an amount of points based on the number of days you have been with us during that year. Terms apply to the collection of points. See britishgas.co.uk/nectar for details.

[3] You'll collect points continuously and they will appear on your account at the rate of 120 points each quarter for each fuel and will be applied after a meter read is submitted.

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Have you added EnergySmart™ to your account for free? 

EnergySmart™ helps you see exactly how much energy you're using with exclusive online tools, helping you save up to £110[4]. As an EnergySmart™ customer we'll also reward you with Nectar points.

Please note Smart Meter customers are not able to sign up to EnergySmart™.

Direct Debit

Are you on the right payment method?

Switch to Direct Debit and you could save on your bills. Not only is paying by Direct Debit more convenient, it also spreads the costs of bills evenly across the year so that you don't have to pay more in the winter when you’re using more energy.

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Are you benefiting from Dual Fuel discount?

If you switch both fuels to us, you could save up to £15 per year with our Dual Fuel
discount.[5] It really is that simple!

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[1] Savings figure source www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Energy-saving-assumptions. Actual savings depend on individual circumstances.

[2] You need to be a Nectar account holder and register with British Gas to collect points. 40 points are awarded 14 days after you've submitted meter reading. Points are awarded per meter reading submitted every month for each fuel online, via text or using our automated telephone service. Points can only be collected once during every 30 day billing cycle. You also get 600 points for being a British Gas Dual Fuel customer every year. Please visit www.britishgas.co.uk/nectar for more information

[4] Savings of up to £110 can be achieved by reducing consumption by 12% by using the EnergySmart online consumption hub, based on average annual consumption of 13,500 kWh for gas and 3,200 kWh for single rate electricity, paying by Monthly Direct Debit on our tariff prices as at 31st March 2015, rounded average across all regions including VAT. Actual energy savings will vary depending on individual circumstances.

[5] Where you have both gas and electricity with us at the same property, you’ll receive one Dual Fuel discount of £15 per year (including VAT). The discount will be continuously applied to your bill throughout your billing period if you use a credit meter or applied to your meter at least once a year if you use a prepayment meter. If you cancel this agreement (for example by switching to another energy supplier), you will receive a Dual Fuel discount for the number of days you have been with us during that one year period