Did you know that you can save serious money on your energy bills by setting up gas and electricity in your new home? Here’s how!
Set Up Gas & Electricity In Your New Build After Moving Your Belongings
At Sussex Removals, we take great pride in helping people make the best possible start of life in their new home. Not only do we offer comprehensive removals solutions to make moving stress-free, we also strive to offer competitive pricing and great value for money. That includes helping our clients to save money once they’re established in their new homes.
A newly built home offers great opportunities for a new start, allowing you to decorate and arrange your new home however you see fit. And by setting up utilities in your new home, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re getting great value for money.
Why do I need to set up gas and electricity in my new build?
Of course, when you move into your new home you’ll have a functioning gas and electricity supply. But according to the energy experts at Switch-Plan, you’ll almost certainly be overcharged for your utilities if you’re not proactive in setting up your gas and electricity.
Upon moving into your new home you’ll automatically be placed on the incumbent supplier’s standard variable tariff under a deemed contract. This is virtually always their most expensive tariff with the highest unit rates. Fortunately, these are open contracts, so you can change suppliers without incurring exit fees.
Can I change energy suppliers before my moving day?
Unfortunately not. You can only switch energy suppliers when you’re legally responsible for the energy supply (i.e. after you’ve moved in). However, you can compare prices for tariffs available to your new home. Find out who the incumbent supplier is and what their unit rates and standing charges are under their standard variable tariff. This will help you to see how much you can save.
How do I find out my new home’s incumbent supplier?
You can find out who supplies energy to your new home by contacting the area’s Distribution Network Operator (DNO). These are the companies responsible for maintaining and upgrading the grid in your area as well as managing new connections. They can help you to find out who supplies energy to your new home and provide you with the identification numbers for your meters. Click here to find yours.
Can I still save money with the ongoing energy crisis?
The ongoing energy crisis has certainly thinned the herd when it comes to energy suppliers with two dozen going out of business in the past few months alone. Nonetheless, there’s still a lot of opportunity to save money on your energy bills by switching suppliers. Given that the energy crisis is expected to go on well into 2022, you can switch to a fixed rate plan without fear of missing out.
How long does it take to switch energy suppliers?
Switching energy suppliers typically takes no more than 15-21 days. But every day you wait is a day you’re paying more than you should for your utilities. The sooner you switch, the more you save.