Firstly, congratulations on your new home! Now, let’s figure out the next steps to make your move as easy as possible, so you can focus on the all-important task of settling in to your new home.
Find your gas and electricity meters your new home has a smart meter or a regular gas or electricity meter, finding your energy meter is your very first step once you move.
Find out who the energy supplier is of your new home Did the previous occupants of your new home, or the estate agent, let you know which energy company supplies your new home? If so, great. If not, you can find out by calling the meter number helpline: 0870 608 1524.
Take the gas and electricity meter readings in your new home Once you’ve done this, ring the current energy supplier and remember to give them the meter readings, your move-in date and your details. They’ll then create an account for you.
Be sure you’re getting the best energy deal for your gas and electricity Whether you’re moving into a new property or taking over the energy supply from the previous tenants, the energy provider of your new home might automatically put you on their standard tariff when you first move in. This tends to be the most expensive tariff, so it’s wise to spend time finding the best energy deal for your new home.