Moved into a flat with gas heating? Then you need to make a contract with a gas provider – here’s a comparison tool, updated regularly. And a list of estimated consumptions by apartment size.
And regarding heating, you might need a gas company. It depends on how your apartment is heated:
- If it’s heated by central heating (Zentralheizung, Fernwärme), you can stop reading here because you need to gas supplier then. You will pay the costs for heating (and warm water) as part of the monthly rent (Warmmiete) to your landlord
- If it’s heated by a gas heater, you need to find a gas supplier. This is the case when for instance one room contains such a central controller, and if either in the kitchen or the bathroom you see such a gas heater
How to find a cheap gas supplier
First, you need to estimate how much gas you will probably consume per year. Based on your estimation your monthly prepayments to your gas provider will be calculated.
At the end of the year, your actual consumption will be read from your gas meter and you will receive a bill. If your prepayments were too low, you will need to make an additional payment, otherwise you will get money back.
Estimate your gas consumption
How much gas you consume depends on several factors:
- Is the gas used only for heating of the apartment, or also for warm water? You can check this if the gas heater switches on every time you use warm water.
- How big is your apartment?
Based on these factors, look at the table below to find your probable consumption:
|apartment size||no water heating||incl. water heating|
|(per m²||145 kWh||160 kWh)|
|30 m²||4350 kWh||4800 kWh|
|50 m²||7250 kWh||8000 kWh|
|70 m²||10150 kWh||11200 kWh|
|90 m²||13050 kWh||14400 kWh|
|110 m²||15950 kWh||17600 kWh|
Find the best gas company
Enter your estimated consumption in the form below (at Verbrauch), and then click on neu berechnen. (For all the other fields and German words, find a dictionary below.)
To actually make a contract with a gas provider you will need the number of your gas meter. It is visibly written on it.
|Nur Biogas- oder Klimatarife||only eco-friendly tariffs|
|Nutzung: Privat / Gewerblich||if it’s for private use or for a business (e.g. an office)|
|Bonus einbrechnen||if bonuses of the tariffs shall be included in the calculation|
|neu berechnen||recalculate (click after every edit)|
In the following list, you see the best gas providers, sorted by annual price (so the estimated price for the whole year). Click on weiter to pick a company.
(Can’t see the table? Click this link. *)
Hope that helps, if I missed something feel free to ask in the comments!
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