British Gas Contact Number: Customer Service & Email
When you want to contact British Gas you’ll find lots of different ways to get in touch with them. We’re here to help you find the right contact number, email or postal address to help you make sure your query or complaint reaches the right place.
British Gas Contact Number: Existing Customers
For all enquiries that you may have regarding your existing account, such as querying a bill or changing the way you pay your bills, the number for British Gas account enquiries will be helpful. Use the phone number 0333 202 9802 during the week from 8am to 8pm, Saturday 8am to 6pm, or Sunday 10am to 4pm.
If you're an existing customer and your query is directly linked to your account, the above number is your first port of call. Bear in mind that the British Gas contact number for account enquiries is not open 24 hours a day. If you can’t find the time to phone when the lines are open, use the My Account service on the British Gas website.
My Account with British Gas is the online gateway to all British Gas domestic services. Managing and paying your bills, monitoring energy usage, submitting meter readings and requesting a smart meter can all be done through My Account. In addition to the more everyday aspects of running your energy account, you can also book a boiler service and sign up to the British Gas Rewards loyalty scheme.
Top up contact number
Having problems topping up your prepayment meter? British Gas customers who have prepayment meters can use the number 0330 100 0303 for any queries related to Pay As You Go billing between 8am -8pm between Monday and Friday and 8am - 6pm on Saturday.
This number will help you with a wide range of queries, including topping up, changing from pay as you go to direct debit and using emergency credit.
Complaints contact number
If for whatever reason you have a complaint that you would like resolved or acknowledged by British Gas, you can communicate this in a number of ways. You can use the general online complaints form or give them a call on the phone number 0333 202 9532 from Monday to Friday 8am-8pm or Saturday from 8am-6pm.
If you prefer to have things in writing you can send a complaint letter to British Gas or send them an email using the following details:
Send a letter to...Complaints Management Team
PO Box 226
Send an email to...
There is a different number for complaints specifically related to Pay As You Go tariffs which is 0333 202 9433. Presumably the idea of having separate complaint phone numbers is not to confuse customers but to streamline the process and get your complaint resolved as efficiently as possible. You can call this phone number from Monday to Friday between 8am-8pm and Saturday 8am-6pm.
British Gas Home Services complaints
British Gas Home Services has its own complaints number and address that are separate from the complaints service for gas and electricity customers. You can call 0333 200 8899 if you have a complaint about any of the British Gas HomeCare products, including annual boiler services, home insurance, cover for electrical and gas appliances, or plumbing and drains cover. The number is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Home services complaints postal address
For home services customers who prefer to put pen to paper, send your complaint letter here:Services Customer Relations
PO Box 699
Or if you prefer, you can fill in their Home Services complaints form.
British Gas HomeCare
For customers who already receive gas and electricity from British Gas, you can contact British Gas home services through your online account. Details of the HomeCare cover plans, booking an annual boiler service and much more can all be accessed through your British Gas My Account.
If you prefer to speak to a real person, you can call 0333 202 9604 Monday to Friday from 8am-8pm or Saturday from 8am-6pm. The number is the same whether you already have one of the British Gas HomeCare products and you’ve got a query or if you are considering becoming a HomeCare customer.
With British Gas HomeCare you can take out cover for any breakdowns or repairs needed for your boiler and central heating system, as well as annual servicing and even electrical appliance repairs. See our guide to British Gas HomeCare for more information.
However, you don’t have to have a HomeCare plan to call out a British Gas engineer for a repair or an annual service on 0330 100 0079. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week you can call to book an annual service or to book an engineer appointment for an urgent breakdown on 0333 200 8899.
For one-off repairs that are less urgent there’s a different number to call: 0333 202 9799. It’s only open Monday to Saturday during the day:
To talk to someone about buying and installing a boiler from British Gas, or replacing a British Gas boiler, call 0333 202 9450 Monday to Friday from 8am-8pm or Saturday from 8am-6pm.
Moving Home with British Gas
If you’re already a British Gas customer and you’re moving house, phone 0333 202 9802 to find out how and when to give your final meter readings and pay your final bill for the house you are leaving.
This is also the number to call to help you set up your new home if you want to continue to receive your energy from British Gas. When you call you’ll need to have a few details to hand: the date you’re moving, your current address and your new address and meter readings from the place you’re moving out of and for your new place.
You can also access the moving home section of your British Gas online account to organise your move with British Gas or read our Read our moving home guide
British Gas customer service numbers
Depending on the type of query you have, there are different customer service numbers to use to contact British Gas in specific circumstances. Unfortunately, there is no single British Gas customer service number that deals with all enquiries.
To direct your query to the right place, it is often more efficient to use the British Gas live chat service, which you’ll find on the Help and Support Frequently Asked Questions pages on the British Gas website.
If you need to speak to someone from British Gas but you’re not in the UK, call +44 113 298 0900.
If you have lost a family member who was a British Gas energy customer, there is a special phone number, 0800 294 3125, to call, Monday to Saturday, to help you sort out what to do with the deceased person’s utility bills and energy supply.
Read our guide for information about what to do about utility bills when someone dies.
Welsh Phone number
British Gas even considers its multilingual customers. Simply call 0333 202 9630 if you’d rather speak to British Gas customers services in Welsh
The phone line for Welsh speakers deals with all aspects of British Gas services in one place, including bill payments, meter readings, moving house and boiler services and repairs.
Contact British Gas via textphone
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, British Gas has a service that allows you to contact them through your textphone. You can reach them by using the number 18001 0800 072 8626.
Has someone been stealing your gas or electricity?
If you’re a British Gas customer and you think someone has been tampering with your meter and stealing your gas and/or electricity contact British Gas on 0800 587 2737
British Gas emergency contact number
In an emergency, such as if you can smell gas in your home, call British Gas from this number:0800 111 999.There is a separate number for electricity-related emergencies:102 Both the gas and electricity emergency numbers are free and are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Contact British Gas as a new customer
If you’re not a British Gas customer but you want to find out more about their energy tariffs, you can phone between 8am and 8pm during the week, or between 8am and 6pm on Saturdays on 0333 202 9505. British Gas gives its call centre staff a day off on Sundays so make sure you call Monday to Saturday.
Instead of phoning, you can go to the British Gas website at any time of the day or night. You’ll find useful information about joining British Gas as a new customer. To get a quote for gas, electricity or dual fuel tariffs you just need to enter your postcode and state if you currently pay your energy bills quarterly, by monthly direct debit or on a pre-pay meter.
You’ll get a more accurate quote if you also know how much energy you usually use in kilowatt hours (kWh). You’ll find this information on your past gas and electricity bills.
Remember, to get a real comparison of how much you could save, give us a call and speak to a real person straightaway or use our online comparison tool. To get a better idea about what they have to offer you, you can also visit our British Gas prices page to browse the tariffs that they currently have available.
Contact British Gas as a business customer
If you currently use British Gas to supply energy to your business premises and you want to speak to someone about your business energy account, call 0333 331 0576 Monday to Friday from 8am-6pm or Saturday from 9am-1pm.
Existing British Gas business customers can log into their account on the British Gas website to submit meter readings and manage energy bills.
Thinking of switching your business energy to British Gas? Call 0333 414 5739 for a quote.
Lines are only open Monday to Friday during office hours so it’s likely to be more efficient to get an online quote - any day, any time.
Other ways to contact British Gas
As well as various customer service phone numbers, email addresses and postal addresses, there are even more ways to contact British Gas!
British Gas on social media
British Gas has a social media presence on various platforms. You can tweet them, follow their Facebook page or watch videos about British Gas on their YouTube channel.
To get a response from British Gas about problems with your account you can send direct messages via Twitter to their dedicated customer service account @britishgashelp. The British Gas Facebook team are also available to respond to queries via PM (private message).
British Gas smartphone app
You can interact with them through the British Gas smartphone app. Mainly used for managing your bills and submitting meter readings, the British Gas app is available on the Android and Apple operating systems. Customer reviews give the Apple version of the app an average rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. The Android version fares slightly better with an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
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British Gas Contact Number: Quick Reference Table
Here is a quick reference guide to all the British Gas contact numbers available. Scroll up to read more information about the numbers and to find free contact numbers for British Gas.
|British Gas Department||UK Contact Number||Opening hours|
|Account Enquiries||0333 202 9201||8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm Saturday, Sunday 10am-4pm|
|Textphone||18001 0800 072 8626||8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm Saturday|
|Calling British Gas from Abroad||+44 113 298 0900||8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm Saturday|
|Pay As You Go Enquiries||0330 100 0303||8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm Saturday|
|Moving Home Helpline||0333 202 9802||8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm Saturday, Sunday 9 -4|
|Join British Gas||0333 202 9505||8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm Saturday|
|Bereavement Support||0800 294 3125||8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm Saturday|
|Central Heating Breakdowns and Enquiries||033 200 8899||24 hours a day, 7 days a week|
|HomeCare Annual Service Visits||0330 100 0079||24 hours a day, 7 days a week|
|HomeCare Central Heating One-Off Repairs||0333 202 9799||8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm Saturday|
|New and Replacement Boilers||033 202 9450||8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm Saturday|
|Gas or Electricity theft||0800 587 2737||8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm Saturday|
|Sign up for British Gas Business Energy||0333 414 5739||8am-6pm Monday to Friday, Saturday 9am-1pm|
|Business Energy Customer Service||0333 331 0576||8am-6pm Monday to Friday|
|Welsh Speakers||0333 202 9630||8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm Saturday|
|Gas and Electricity Emergencies||0800 111 999||24 hours a day, 7 days a week|
|Gas and Electricity Complaints||0333 202 9532||8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm Saturday|
|Gas and Electricity Pay As You Go Complaints||0333 202 9433||8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm Saturday|
|Home Services Complaints||0333 200 8899||24 hours a day, seven days a week|