A guide to setting up gas and electricity in your new home

Have you just moved into a new home and want to know how to get your gas and electricity up and running? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a step-by-step guide to setting up energy in your new home.

  1. When you move out of your old place, it’s important to take a meter reading. The best way to do this is to write down the reading on a sheet of paper and leave it in an accessible place for the new residents of the property. This essentially means that the supplier of this home will know exactly how much energy you used prior to moving out, so they won’t overcharge you.
  2. Now as you move your things into your new house, it’s important to take a meter reading here as well! If you take it as soon as you move in and jot down the reading, you will be able to provide this information to the supplier of your new house and they will know when exactly to start charging you.
  3. When you move into your new place, you will automatically inherit a deemed energy contract. All this means is that your energy will be provided by the same supplier as the previous residents had decided upon. If you don’t know who supplies your home with energy, you can head over to the Ofgem website and you can find out all the information you need there.
  4. After reviewing your new energy plan, you might decide that you want to keep it. If it works well for your household and fits in your budget, then you might not feel the need to switch. However, if you do decide that it’ll be best to switch for whatever reason, you can call any price comparison service and they can switch you over. We recommend Switch Plan, who are a free, accredited price comparison service who will find you the best energy plan based on the details you give them about your living situation, and the priorities you have regarding your energy consumption.

It’s super easy to switch energy suppliers when you’re moving house, which is good because it’s often very necessary! All it takes is one quick phone call and it can all be done for you. The only thing you need to make sure is that you take meter readings to ensure that you aren’t overcharged in either properties for energy you don’t use.

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