Going It Alone? Follow These Tips To Setting Up Bills In Your First Home

By :- Kate, On May 11, 2015 in ::-House

Moving out of your parents’ house and into your first home can be an incredibly exciting experience. However, there are a number of tasks that you’ll need to complete before you can settle in and start planning that long awaited housewarming party! Before anything else, you should set up your bills. Although you will require electricity, gas and water, you may want to consider whether you really want and need other utilities such as broadband or Sky TV. Reevaluate your priorities and your budget and decide what you can and can’t realistically afford. This will benefit you in the long run and help you to avoid falling behind on your bills.

Contact your Gas and Electricity Supplier

The first thing that you’ll need to do is find out who your new gas and electricity supplier is. Although it’s likely to be the last thing on your mind at this incredibly busy time, it’s an essential task that simply can’t wait. Firstly, you’ll need to take a meter reading at your new property. It’s important to do this as quickly as possible in order to ensure that your first bill is accurate. The next step is to get in touch with your new supplier in order to let them know that you’ve moved in and to provide your readings. In doing this, you can avoid being held accountable for energy usage that’s not yours.

Compare Suppliers to Find the Best Deal

Once that you have details such as your new postcode, the name of your current supplier and plan name, you should compare suppliers. It’s worth noting that suppliers will usually put you on their standard tariff in the first instance, which is often the most costly. Comparing suppliers and their tariffs can ensure that you find the best deal on your gas and electricity. One of the best ways to find a great energy supplier is to check reviews online. Switching is easier than ever before and can be done in just a few clicks of your computer mouse or via a short call to a supplier. You can read about any First Utility complaints before switching in order to help you select the right supplier to meet your energy usage needs.


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Should you decide to switch your supplier through a switch provider (there are many online), you don’t need to tell the supplier directly. The switch provider will provide a comprehensive handover service. This will ensure that your supplier is switched as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Moving out of your childhood home and into your very own abode is a massive transition in your life and one that you’ll remember for a long time to come. After all, no-one forgets their first home! However, to ensure that the moving process goes as smoothly as possible, it’s essential that you take the time to take care of tasks such as setting up your bills. It can save you a lot of stress and hassle down the line.