With everything else you have to deal with when moving house, energy bills often end up at the bottom of the pile. Often new homeowners can get stuck with an expensive tariff when they relocate however just by following a few simple steps you can avoid extra costs that can soon pile up.
Step 1 – notify your current energy supplier
Just by ringing your energy supplier at least 48 hours before your move, allows you to tell them the date of your move and your new address so it can send you a final bill.
Step 2 – take a meter reading on moving day
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Then just pass it on to your supplier and remember to keep records, you can then ensure in your final statement from the suppliers is correct and you can settle your account once you have moved.
Step 1 – find out which energy company supplies your new home
When moving into a new property you’ll be placed on a ‘deemed contract’ with the energy company that has been supplying the property up until your move-in date.
Step 2 – give the existing energy supplier meter readings
Ring your new property’s existing energy supplier and give them your details, with the meter readings from your new property and the date when you moved in. They will then create your new account.
Step 3 – switch energy suppliers using Give as you Switch & raise free funds for charity
Just fill out a few simple details and we will find out what the best deals out there are plus we will contact you to let you know how much you’ve raised for your chosen charity.