Our guide to switching energy supplier when moving home

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Moving home is stressful enough, but even more so when you’re switching your energy supplier. But this is often a good opportunity to save some cash and get yourself a better deal as moving home costs can add up! It’s never been easier to switch supplier as it is now and we’ve put together a basic guide to help you.

1. Inform your current energy supplier that you’re moving house
The first thing to do is to let your current supplier know your moving house. Then you can ask them to send your final bill to your new address. Take a note of the reading of both gas and electricity before leaving the house. If you are elderly and moving home you may wish to ask a family member for help to inform and help manage this for you with the energy suppliers.

2. Find your new gas and electricity meters
We know there is a million and one things to do on moving in day, but it is important to find where your gas and electricity meters are. It shouldn’t take a detective to find them, they are usually located under the stairs or tucked away in a cupboard somewhere.

3. Take a reading from your new gas and electricity meters
You don’t want to be charged for any energy you haven’t used, so take a note of the readings, and you can even take a photo of both the gas and electricity readings.

4. Start shopping around for the best deals.
It really is very easy these days to switch supplier and there are websites ready to help you every step off the way, we recommend: money supermarket or compare the market. The cost of moving home can all add up and by shopping around you can save some additional money.

Both these websites will compare the best deals and once you have chosen your new supplier, they will even do all the hard work for you, including contacting your old supplier to let them know you are switching.

Craig Keddie is the Managing Director at Kingdom Removals in Edinburgh. Craig has over 10 years of experience in home and business removals within Scotland, England, and Europe.

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