Moving to a new home can be exciting as it spells a new chapter in your life and the life of your loved ones. There are a few things you need to consider when moving to a new address, however, and one of them is finding out who is supplying gas and electricity in your new property. This will not be too big of an issue if you're only moving a few blocks away, but it is something you need to prioritize if you're moving to a different state. This is especially true if you are in Australia, where there are more than twice a dozen energy companies supplying gas and electricity across the country. Follow these steps and make your move be as convenient as possible.
Inform Your Current Supplier
At least a week or two before you move out of your current address, contact your gas and electricity supplier and inform them that you are moving. You can ask them whether they can still serve your new address or not. If not, set a date where your supplier can do a final meter reading. Make sure you keep a record of the readings and the final bill yourself as you may need the information later on.
Search for New Suppliers
In case you need to look for a new energy supplier, give yourself at least two weeks before you move to do some search. In your case, the best way to find a supplier in your new address is through the World Wide Web. There are a good number of energy supplier comparison websites you can visit that will be able to give you an idea of which energy companies to choose from. Some of the most important factors you need to consider when picking one include the type of energy they provide (whether green or not), the deals they offer, and the prices for their packages.
Make the Switch
Once you've found a potential supplier, contact them and inform them of your move and your intention to switch suppliers. If you want a more convenient way of switching, online energy comparison sites will be able to help you. Most energy comparison sites today allow consumers to switch suppliers through their sites. All you need to do is enter your personal details on their website and choose the supplier you want to switch to. From there, they will be the one to contact your former supplier and your potential supplier and make the switch happen for you.