Moving to a new home is an exciting time and the start of a new chapter, but a huge amount also needs to be planned and arranged. One of the most important aspects is to set up gas and energy in your new home to get settled immediately. This post will show you how you can do this so that you know what you are doing when you move into your new home.
Find Out the Supplier
The first step to take is to find out who the current supplier is. This information may be provided to you in a welcome pack or you could ask the previous owner, letting agent or landlord.
Find Your Meters
Next, you will want to find your gas, electricity and water meters. You should be shown where these are during the moving-in process, but if not they are typically found outside the property, in a hallway or in the kitchen. You should then take meter readings for each meter, including taking a picture of the reading. These should then be submitted to the supplier so that you do not get charged for energy that you did not use.
Contact Your Supplier
You should then contact your supplier to register as a new customer. You could stick with the existing supplier or switch to another supplier if you’d prefer – it is worth exploring your options as you could save money by switching. New occupiers are usually moved on to a standard tariff, which is often not the cheapest plan. Therefore, you should look around for a tariff that could help you to make savings. You should get set up as soon as possible to avoid any issues down the line and also so that you have proof of address.
Find Ways to Save Energy
You will now be set up in your new home, but you might want to find ways to save energy. This is particularly important in 2023 as the cost of energy is a major concern. Combi boilers will be one of the best ways to do this as these are boilers that only heat water when required and this can help you to keep your energy bills down.
You should also use energy-efficient equipment and appliances in the home, including LED lightbulbs. You can also keep your energy bills down by washing clothes on a cold setting and letting clothes dry naturally, taking shorter/fewer showers and using a programmable thermostat.
Moving home is exciting, but it can also be a stressful time as there is so much that needs to be arranged. You want to get set up with your energy straight away, so the information in this post should be helpful and will hopefully help you to keep your bills down as well.