Moving home is the perfect opportunity to switch supplier and find a better deal and it’s just as easy as switching when you’re not going anywhere.
When you move, the main thing is to give your supplier a notice – ideally at least two days.
Of course, you don’t have to change supplier if you’re happy with the deal you’ve got. If that’s the case, then you just need to tell your supplier that you’re moving, along with your new address and the date of the move.
Whether you’re saying goodbye to your energy supplier or not, before you leave your old home, take a meter reading and submit it to your existing supplier. This ensures you only pay for the energy you’ve used when your final bill for that property comes.
Once you’ve moved, take a meter reading and tell the provider who supplies your new home what it is – this is so that you only pay for what you use going forward. If you’ve decided to switch and haven’t carried your old tariff over, then you’ll automatically be put on the new supplier’s ‘default’ standard variable rate tariff.
Standard variable tariffs tend to be the most expensive tariffs that the suppliers offer, so it’s a good idea to make searching for a good deal, a priority on your ‘to do’ list.