If you are moving into a new property you will need to find out who your electricity supplier is. Follow these steps and finding out who supplies your electricity and changing your supplier when you move house will be easy.
- Get in touch with your electricity supplier to let them know that you will be moving home at least two days before you move.
- Arrange with your supplier for a final meter reading to be taken. From this they will calculate your final bill, closing all outstanding debts with them. Make your own records of final meter readings so you can check your supplier’s calculation of your final bill.
- Find out which company supplies electricity to your new home. You should be able to discover this easily enough from the landlord or agency, previous owners, or previous tenants. If this is impossible, ring directory enquiries and find out who your local electricity distributor is. The local electricity distributor will be able to tell what company supplies your new home.
- Take down the electricity meter reading and contact your existing supplier or your new chosen supplier with this information as soon as you move in. They will use this to calculate your initial bill. Again, keep your own records of the meter reading so you can check the supplier’s calculation of your initial bill. See our meters page for help reading your electricity meter.
Failure to notify your old supplier in time can result in higher bills. Failure to notify your new supplier of initial meter reading can also result in higher bills. Once you are settled in your new house find out as soon as possible if changing your supplier could save you money. If you are interested in changing your electricity supplier you will find a full list of energy companies here. Always follow our save gas tips to help reduce your bills and help the environment.