Keep Your New Home’s Energy Bills Low

Setting up gas and electricity in a new home 

Apart from deciding on what door looks best when walking into a new home, there are many other decisions that don’t come easy. Setting up gas and electricity is one of them. Finding the right energy supplier for your needs among dozens of options can be stressful. However, don’t worry, because with the right help, finding the right energy supplier can be a seamless process.


How do I set up my energy supply?

If the property already has gas and electric connections, with meters in place, then all you need to do is choose a supplier and tariff. However, there are times in which new builds still need a connection sorted before you are able to start choosing which supplier is best suited for your needs.

The National Grid Energy Transmission (NGET) is responsible for all new connections and, according to their website, plays apart in every ounce of electricity that you use.  So, you will need to get in contact with them to discuss costs and the amount of work needed in order to connect your home to the energy grid.

On their website, they have a downloadable application form for you to fill out. Every successful application will need the following information:

The applicant will have.

  • Filled out all required information.
  • The fee ready to pay.
  • Complied with the Grid Code.
  • Understood the mandatory service requirements based on the size of your connection.


Once contacted NGET, how do I set up my energy account? 

Once you’ve settled in, give your supplier new readings often so they can establish your usual consumption. By recording energy consumption to your supplier often, they can correctly define how much you’re using and therefore start to bill you correctly.


How do I know which supplier to use?

Choosing an energy supplier should be a personalised decision. Meaning that you should find a supplier that fits your needs. One comparison company, Switch Plan, offers services that will set you up with the right supplier and they make it possible so that, if you are unhappy with your current supplier, you can change without any hassle.

If you’re interested in their services, give them a call at +3303300540017


How do I estimate my first electricity quote?

If you’re a first time buyer, then chances are that you have never paid an energy bill before. Before you move, the previous supplier will provide you with a standard tariff, but you are allowed to change plans for a better one or change suppliers completely.

Either way, when you move in, there are some first time buyer energy tips that you should know:

  • Try to eliminate draughts around windows and doors.
  • Take showers, not baths.
  • Keep windows shut on cold days.
  • Turn down the thermostat.
  • Switch to low energy bulbs.

Whether you are switching suppliers, setting up gas and electricity, or just starting to lay down the foundation of your new home, don’t sweat it. Everything takes time; and with our help, we can make things go quicker and more efficiently so that you can start to enjoy your beautiful, new home.

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