Moving House And Energy Suppliers: Setting Up An Energy Supplier in your New Home
If you are moving into a new house, energy suppliers should be at the top of your list of things to organise, and the good news is, you’re in the right place.
This page will help you with moving home energy suppliers by showing you what to look out for, how to find the cheapest plan and how to easily take care of moving house and switching energy suppliers without gaining any extra grey hairs!
On this page
- Choosing an energy plan
- Moving house and switching energy suppliers
- Setting up an energy supplier in your new home
Choosing an energy plan
If you are planning on moving house with a new energy supplier, the first thing to take care of is choosing a new plan that will suit your new home’s energy needs.
Before moving into a new house, energy suppliers should be compared, taking into account the following factors.
- Size – how many rooms (are you upsizing or downsizing?)
- Residents – how many people will be regularly living there and using separate spaces?
- Energy type – are you connected to electricity, gas or both?
- Solar panels and batteries – are renewable energy options installed or are you interested in installing them?
- Meter type – do you have a smart meter to access Time of Use (ToU) tariffs?
- Heating and cooling – what type of air conditioning and heating is installed?
- Hot water system – is it gas or electric and is it separately metered to access a controlled load tariff?
- Special requirements – such as a heavy-use appliance including a swimming pool, electric vehicle or underfloor heating
Having this in-depth knowledge before moving home energy suppliers will help you find the cheapest plan for your unique needs.
To make choosing a plan hassle-free, let a moving and comparison expert at Move-In chest workouts safely Connect do all the hard work for you! One of our team members will consider all of your new home’s energy needs and match you to the perfect plan from one of our providers. Give us a call on 1300 786 045 or enter your details online to get started.
Moving house and switching energy suppliers
Now that you have chosen your perfect plan, moving house and energy suppliers will be a breeze if you follow these steps.
- Disconnect your current home – your current provider will need at least five business days’ notice to schedule the disconnection. Make sure you do this on time to avoid paying for any energy usage after you move out. We recommend booking your disconnection for the day after you move to make sure you’re not moving in the dark! Depending on your contract, you may have to pay exit fees on your final energy bill.
- Take a meter reading – your retailer will send a meter reader to take a read on the disconnection day to calculate your final bill. It’s a good idea to also take your own reading so that you have a record in the case of a discrepancy on your bill. If you have a smart meter, this information will be readily available to you and your retailer through an app. If you are unsure how to read your meter read our guide here: How to take a meter reading when moving home electricity and gas.
- Book your new connection – contact your new provider with at least five business days’ notice to connect your new home. If you are moving house and energy suppliers to a new build, talk to your builder about timelines to make sure the meter installation and connection are ready on time.
Setting up an energy supplier in your new home
If you have followed the steps above and given your new retailer sufficient notice, then on the day of moving house the new energy supplier should be connected and your power should be working. If this is the case, there are two simple steps you should follow when you arrive:
- Take a meter reading – similarly to the final meter read at your old house, the meter read at your new house will be used to calculate your first bill with your new supplier. Make sure you take a reading for your own records in case your bill seems too high.
- Check for faults – you should check your power points, lights, and any other connections on the day you arrive and report any issues to your real estate agent or landlord immediately.
In the unlikely event that your power is not on when you arrive, you should contact your retailer straight away to arrange a same-day connection.
Don’t forget, the team at Move In Connect can not only compare electricity and gas plans, but our moving experts can also arrange the disconnection of your old home and connection of your new account, all in one easy phone call!
If you have a move coming up for your household or small business, call Move-In Connect and we will find you the perfect plan using our energy price comparison expertise. We can also arrange to disconnect and connect electricity and gas and connect you to the internet at the same time.
Take a look at some of our favorite suppliers below, or talk to one of the team on 1300 786 045 to discuss your unique needs.
|Supplier||Our favorite plan||Get Connected|
|EnergyAustralia||The Solar Max plan with a high solar feed-in tariff of 10c/kWh is our favorite Energy Australia moving house option.||Call Move-In Connect on 1300 786 045.
Read Energy Australia moving house FAQs for more information.
|Tango||Tango Energy’s Winter Warmer Plan offers discounted gas rates for heating during winter.||Call Move-In Connect on 1300 786 045.|
|AGL||AGL energy plans unlock discounts of up to $35 on bundled NBN plans for the first six months.||Contact AGL to get connected.|
|Origin||The Origin Go plan earns you Everyday Rewards points every time you pay your bill.||Contact Origin to get connected.|
|ActewAGL||The eVolve plan is perfect for electric vehicle owners in the Canberra region, with 4,000km of free electric car charging every year.||Call Move-In Connect on 1300 786 045.|