WHEN moving into a new home, you may not know who your energy and water suppliers are – but there’s an easy way to find out.
It’s important to know who your gas, electricity, and water company is so you can make sure you’re getting the best deals.
How can you find out who will provide you with gas, water and electricity when you move?
There are several ways you can find out who your supplier is.
If you don’t have a recent bill for your new home, the easiest way to find out is to ask a real estate agent or previous owner.
However, if the above doesn’t work, you can call the phone numbers to check and the websites you can visit.
For your gas supplier:
You can now find your supplier on Site of Point Management Service for detailed information about your gas supplier.
There is also a number to ring if you need a Clock Point Reference Number or MPRN.
Call 0870 608 1524 to find out who you have registered with.
For your electricity supplier:
To find out who supplies you with electricity, you should contact your local electrical distribution company.
You can use The Energy Network Association’s postcode search engine to do this.
For your water supplier:
You can’t switch water providers for a better deal – unlike your gas and electricity.
Some regions use different providers, see below.
- Scotland – Scottish Water public company.
- Northern Ireland – a company owned by the government of Northern Ireland
- England or Wales – your water will be provided by one of 32 private companies depending on where you live; they can be checked using Water Consumer Council website or Ofwat websitee.
- If you live on the border of two different water bodies, you should contact both possible providers to confirm which sector you’re coming from.
How to switch energy suppliers
Switching energy providers is pretty straightforward – and can save you hundreds of pounds a year.
Use a price comparison site to find the cheapest deal – the price you’ll get depends on where you live and how much you use it.
Once you’ve found one, all you have to do is contact the new provider.
It would be helpful to have the following information – which you can find on your invoice – to give your new supplier.
- Your postal code
- Your current supplier name
- Your current transaction name and the amount you have to pay
- Updated watch stats
It will then notify your current provider and initiate the switch.
It will take no more than three weeks to complete the conversion and your supply will not be interrupted during that time.
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