Ensuring you have a fully operational and up-to-date business gas meter will help you manage your usage and ensure you’re only paying for what you use. Whether you’re updating your old gas meter or installing it in a new building, our new connections team are available to advise and get you up and running quickly.
To get your business gas meter installation started, we just need a few details. You may have a few questions first, we have them covered:
How much will my gas meter installation cost?
You can expect to pay anything upwards of £150 for a low-pressure gas meter. However, if you switch your business gas supplier with British Business Energy, your new gas meter installation will be free*.
How long does it take to install a new gas meter?
We will aim to complete your new gas meter installation within 2 weeks. Some installations may take longer, but our new connections team will always be transparent about timelines. We also use GasSafe engineers to ensure your new gas meter is installed safely.
Do I need a business gas meter?
Installing a gas meter ensures you’re paying the right amount for your gas. This means you will never be surprised by a large bill should the estimated billing be incorrect. This helps your business maintain a predictable cash flow.
The Meter Installation Process
1. We just need some basic details to get started
We’ll start with some basic business details along with some contact details so a member of our connections team can get in touch.
2. Let’s have a no obligation chat
Our new connections team will want to understand your exact needs to make sure you’re getting the right gas meter for your business.
We’re more than happy to get involved in any site works or just arrange a basic meter installation. It’s entirely your choice.
We’ll just need your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN). This is a unique identifier located on gas meters.
3. Let’s get to work
If you’re happy with everything, we will get to work. We aim to complete the gas meter installation within 2 weeks. We will always be transparent with the project timelines.
What type of business gas meter can I install?
There are a few different electricity meters that can be installed.
Businesses usually have one of the following gas meters:
- Smart meter – They automatically send readings to your gas supplier to provide accurate billing.
- Standard meters – This meter measures one unit rate against your gas consumption. You will need to send meter readings to your business gas supplier.
- Two & three rate meters – These types of meters charge different rates depending on the time of day. The cheaper rates are usually charging during off-peak hours.
Our new connections team will get to know your business to help you select the right gas meter.
What is an MPRN number?
A Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) is a unique number for your building’s gas meter. You have several meters if you have multiple buildings or larger premises.
What information do I need to arrange a new installation?
Our new connections team will need some basic business detail along with your MPRN number. We’ll advise on the best gas meter for your business based on your usage, industry and business location.