Are you looking for some top tips about changing energy providers when moving?
At R.H Pardy Moving & Storage Ltd, we understand that moving to a new home is an exciting but often challenging experience.
One aspect that requires careful consideration is ensuring a seamless transition of your energy supply.
In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the essential steps to manage your energy supply when moving home.
Our goal is to provide you with valuable insights that will simplify the process and help make your move run as smoothly as possible.
Notify Your Current Energy Provider
As you prepare for your move, it’s crucial to inform your current energy provider about your upcoming change of address.
This step should be taken well in advance to ensure a smooth transition.
Contact their customer service and provide them with the exact moving date and your new address.
This notification allows them to finalize your billing, close your current account, and calculate any outstanding balances accurately.
Research and Compare Energy Providers
While moving, you have a unique opportunity to reassess your energy needs.
This means that you can potentially switch to a provider that better suits your requirements.
Research different energy providers in your new area.
By doing this you can compare their rates, plans, and customer reviews.
Look for providers that offer competitive pricing, reliable customer service, and environmentally friendly options (if that aligns with your values).
USwitch has a convenient comparison service that makes exploring your options easy.
Planning Ahead Of Time
When moving house, it is best to plan the disconnection of your current energy supply with your move-out date.
You should also ensure that your utility meters are accurately read up to this moving date.
Doing so will help you avoid any disputes over final bills.
Similarly, try to schedule the start date of your energy supply at your new home before you move in.
This way, you’ll have essential services up and running from the moment you arrive.
There is nothing more frustrating than being without energy at your new home!
Update Your Billing Information
To avoid any disruptions in billing, make sure to update your billing information with your current energy provider or the new one if have decided to switch.
This includes providing your new address, contact details, and your preferred payment method.
Accurate billing information will prevent any delays in receiving and settling your energy bills.
It is always advisable to plan this ahead of time to avoid any unexpected bills further down the road.
Check for Special Offers and Discounts
Many energy providers offer special deals, discounts, or packages for new customers.
Take advantage of the opportunity moving house provides by researching the available options.
These offers could include reduced rates for the first few months, cash-back rewards, or even free energy-saving consultations.
Research any offers to determine which one best suits your needs and budget.
If Your New Home Has a Prepayment Meter
If your new home has a prepayment meter, contact your current supplier right away.
Try not to use a key or card, or place money on the metre, until you’ve completed this step.
If not, you risk having to pay extra for debts owed by previous residents.
If you do need to put money in the meter before contacting your current supplier, let them know that you have done this.
They will reimburse you for any additional fees you paid as long as you can evidence when you moved in.
You should also consider replacing the prepayment metre if there is one at your new property.
Switching to a standard metre that allows you to pay for electricity as you use it rather than in advance has various benefits.
One reason is that you typically have to pay extra.
Even the cheapest prepaid metre deal is more expensive than the cheapest direct debit deal.
Prepayment meters also mean you have to go to the store to refill your meter.
This is certainly not the most convenient method of paying and is especially jarring if you have never had to do so.
There is also the risk of running out of energy if you do not frequently top up your meter!
Ensure Energy Efficiency in Your New Home
As you settle into your new home, you may want to consider your energy efficiency.
Being more energy efficient will not only help you save on energy bills but will also contribute to a more sustainable future.
Replace old light bulbs with energy-efficient ones, install a programmable thermostat, seal any drafts, and consider investing in energy-efficient appliances.
These steps will have a positive impact on your energy consumption and costs in the long run.
Whilst this doesn’t directly relate to changing energy providers when moving, it is a good way to save money in the future.
We also mention this because it is far easier to make these changes immediately after moving home!
You will likely already be cleaning and rearranging your property, meaning small changes like these are easier to complete.
Ready to Move?
We hope that our guide to changing energy providers when moving has been helpful!
If you have followed the tips and tricks in this guide you are likely ready to move home.
At R.H Pardy Moving & Storage LTD, we are always happy to assist with your move.
With years of experience moving individuals and families alike to locations throughout the UK, R.H Pardy Moving & Storage Limited can assist you with every aspect of your move.
Our specialist team can guide you throughout every aspect of your relocation journey.
For added assurance, you will have the knowledge that you are dealing with a member of the British Association of Removers.
For more information about our removals services and to help with any questions you may have, be sure to give us a call today at 01202499390, or fill out our quick and easy contact form here.
A member of our team will be more than happy to help you answer your questions and get your move started in no time!