Connecting Utilities for Your New Property 
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Take the Hassle out of Connecting Utilities for Your New Property 

Moving into a new property may be exciting, but it can also be stressful. Connecting utilities and services can be time-consuming. Set up your electricity, gas, and internet for a smooth transition.

This post will help you simplify connecting utilities at your new property and take the stress of your move.

Research and plan:

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Planning will help you avoid the frantic last-minute rush.  Make a comprehensive list of utilities and services that you need. Make sure to prioritise the services you can’t live without. I could not function without electricity and the Internet as my job requires both.

Research your area and work out what utility providers there are. Compare their offerings and prices, and additionally, consider customer reviews. By scheduling in advance, you’re more likely to find the best provider for your needs.

Property Management Services:

If you’re like many Australians renting your property, consider property management services. These companies handle the logistics of connecting utilities, streamlining the process. They may have access to discounted rates through their partnerships with utility providers.

Bundle Services:

Utility providers often offer bundle packages with multiple services, including internet NBN, cable, phones, electricity, and gas. Bundles lower costs and simplify the process by consolidating your services with one provider and making bill management easier.

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Use Online Resources:

Online resources can provide comparisons and outline providers, pricing, and packages. These resources simplify processes, helping you find the best provider. They can also have valuable tips and guidance, making the new connection process more manageable.

Many utility comparison companies offer Move-in connections and can organise your utilities by your chosen date. Various online sources cater to people moving homes, helping to compare and set up:

  • NBN plans (Broadband connection) and internet providers. 
  • Power supplier: 
  • Electricity providers & 
  • Gas providers 
  • Water provider. 
  • Pay TV connection.  
  • Mobile connection (telecommunications). 

Consider Self-Installation:

Internet and cable sometimes have self-installation options. These can save time and money, as you don’t need a technician to install things, i.e., your NBN connection. Just make sure you know what you’re doing before you attempt this.

Check for Special Offers:

Make sure you’re getting the best deal. Many providers have special offers and promotions for new customers. Some have discounts or incentives for signing up, which can reduce costs associated with

Verify Equipment Compatibility:

Using your own equipment is a great way to reduce costs. However, you must ensure the equipment is compatible with the provider’s network. Compatibility issues may contribute to connection delays or result in unanticipated expenses.

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Explore Smart Home Options:

Smart home technology is increasingly common. Many utility providers now offer smart metres and smart thermostats that help you monitor and manage your energy consumption. These smart home technologies are a great way to reduce costs.

Opt for Paperless Billing:

Paperless billing will simplify your bill management. It means your bills are available online, simplifying expense tracking and allowing you to manage payments with a button.

It is also a more environmentally friendly option. Paper billing is still available; however, many retailers charge a paper billing fee.

Set Up Automatic Payments:

Set up automatic payments to simplify billing and ensure bills are paid on time. This eliminates potential late fees and the annoyance of manual payments. Some providers offer incentives for signing up for direct debit—reducing charges or giving customers rewards.

Keep Documentation Handy:

Organisation is your best friend. Keeping documentation for utility connections, including bills, contracts, and service agreements, in one place or folder is crucial. Having documents organised will help you in the future.

Understanding Deposits and Fees:

Make sure you understand the financial aspects of utilities on your new property. Deposits and connection fees are common, but some are refundable. Understanding how these costs work can save you a headache when organising your utility bills.

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Energy-Saving Tips:

Your energy consumption significantly impacts your bills. Simple adjustments can benefit your bank account and the environment. Optimise your thermostat settings, consider Solar Panels, and install energy-efficient light bulbs.

Smart metres and smart technologies can also help you understand your consumption habits. They show you peak usage periods and allow you to track your consumption closely.

Customer Service and Support:

Customer services can make a difference if you’re facing connection issues. Check Canstar Blue to get customer reviews and consumer insights from a reliable source. Knowing your provider is there to help in times of need can minimise timeframes for fixing service issues.

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Financial Support Resources:

Community resources and government programs support those with financial constraints. Electricity providers offer energy rebates for concessions, and many other retailers offer low-income and veteran assistance programs. These resources make utility connections more accessible and affordable.

Future-Proofing Your Setup:

Keep your eye on the future. Technology is constantly advancing, and these advancements can reduce long-term costs related to electricity, gas, and NBN. Current technologies include smart grids and electric vehicle charging stations.

Solar power is now a stable feature in many homes. In addition to reducing your utility bills, these technologies are increasingly environmentally focused.

The re-cap:

So, you’re moving and need to connect NBN, connect electricity and connect gas. There’s a lot to think about. We recommend using a comprehensive moving utility service.

With one phone call, you can just connect it all. Moving utility services such as Move-InConnect work with a panel of preferred providers.

Get the best deals in three quick steps.

  1. Submit Your Application:
  2. Enter your address and choose the utility connection services you need for your move.
  3. We’ll Call You with Suitable Options
  4. The team will explain your options and recommend the best utility services.
  5. Choose Your Supplier and Get Connected
  6. We’ll handle all the details to simplify moving house utilities.
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Move-InConnect caters to both residential and business customers. Our current panel of preferred providers for energy, gas, NBN, PayTV and telecommunications includes:

Enter your address on our site and get a comprehensive quote, simplifying your utility move.

Alternatively, call us at 1300 786 045, and one of our friendly agents will help you connect your home or business.

Our agents can help you save money on your utility bills. They can help you compare energy in Vic, NSW, QLD, ACT and SA.

We will find you a cheap internet plan and connect electricity and gas plans to ensure your move is as easy as possible.

About the Author:

Raised in far North Queensland, Elsie moved to Melbourne, Victoria, 10 years ago and hasn’t looked back. She has a degree in business and communications. Elsie is passionate about transparent communication, loves research, and enjoys helping people understand the utility comparison industry.