Moving is a great opportunity to reassess your energy deal. If your existing deal is a good one, then it can be carried over to your new home – just tell your supplier the new address and the move-in date.
The day you leave your old home, you should take a meter reading and give this to your supplier – that way you can be sure your final bill will only reflect what you’ve used.
When you arrive at your new home, take a meter reading and make a note of it. You’ll need to find out which supplier provides the gas and/or electricity to your new home and give the meter reading to them. That way, you won’t be paying for the energy used by the previous owner.
When you speak to the existing supplier in your new home, check what tariff you’ll be put on – in most cases, you’ll end up on their standard variable rate, which is usually their default (and often most expensive) tariff.
The one good thing about standard variable tariffs is that they’re flexible and, typically, you won’t be charged an exit fee for leaving. So, once you’ve settled into your new home, you can start comparing energy deals to find one that suits you and your wallet.