Utilities

When you move house you need to advise your existing Utility Suppliers and give them closing meter readings (where relevant).

Here’s a handy checklist of the Utilities and Service Providers you need to contact:

  • Gas supplier
  • Electricity supplier
  • Water Board
  • Council (regarding Council Tax)
  • Landline telephone
  • Mobile telephone
  • Broadband
  • Digital TV (Cable or satellite)

Moving into a new home

Once you’re in your new home you’ll need to contact your new Utility Suppliers and give them your details and opening meter readings (where relevant).

Out of ignorance or apathy, the majority of people stick with the Utilities already set up for the property. You could save money on your household bills by switching to different Utility Suppliers.

There are often additional savings to be made by bundling a number of services together – packages of Digital TV, Broadband and Telephones bundled together often work out much cheaper than if you buy them individually.

Tip: If you’re just thinking about moving now, compare your existing Utility Suppliers to see how they differ and you could save money on your household bills immediately.

Switching suppliers

It’s very easy to switch online these days and usually takes no more than a few minutes. If you don’t know who the existing Utility supplier is at your new home, check by ringing the numbers below.

To find out who supplies your Gas, call the Meter Number Helpline on 0870 608 1524.

To find out who supplies your Electricity, call your regional electricity distribution number from the following list:

Scotland North  0845 026 2554

Scotland South  0845 270 9101

North East England  0845 601 3268

Yorkshire  0845 330 0889

Merseyside and North Wales  0845 270 9101

North West England  0870 751 0093

Eastern England  0870 196 3082

Southern England  0845 026 2554

South West England  0845 601 2989

South East England  0845 601 5467

London  0845 601 5467

South Wales  01752 502299
 
 

By Richard Watters

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