There are several factors that determine the single unit gas rate. The standing charge is a fixed amount that gas consumers have to pay every month irrespective of any gas consumption. The unit price is charged in addition to this fixed monthly charge. The unit is measured in kilowatt hour. The unit rate charged will fluctuate based on how much energy is used. You may be able to save on your energy bills by switching to a different supplier. You have to check the current prices of different gas suppliers and compare deals to find the best unit price for the gas supply.
The electricity or gas charge may be fixed or variable based on the type of deal you have with your utility supplier and the region where you live. Every energy supplier sets its own charge. The consumption of both electricity and gas is measured in kilowatt hours or kWh which is used to measure the energy consumption unit. One kWh is equal to 1000 watts or 1 kilowatt used per hour. Household electrical and gas appliance manufacturers print wattage information on the appliance label. This information is used to calculate how much energy the device will consume in one hour.