All environmental and efficiency searches you need to make before moving house!
How energy efficient is your home? If you are unsure, you are in the right place because in this article we will cover green energy and how to find a green energy supplier when moving house.
What are some basic things that I should look out for when moving house?
You’ll need to contact our current supplier 48 hours (at the very latest) before you move. This will help to ensure a smooth transition. Once you’ve moved into your new home, you can start making arrangements with your previous supplier. Before you move you should also follow these simple steps:
- Start comparing energy prices for your new home. Your current supplier might not necessarily give you the best deal in your new property.
- If you’re adamant that you want to carry your current tariff across into your new home, make sure that there are no barriers (i.e. the meter is the same and the new property has the same fuels).
- Notify your existing supplier of your move 48 hours before moving day (at the latest).
- Find out who supplies energy to your new home in advance. It’ll make the following steps much easier
Aside from these necessary steps, something that might be interesting to research, if you are interested in living sustainably, is green energy.
What is green energy and why is it beneficial for me and the environment?
Green energy is the energy that does not generate carbon dioxide. Fossil fuels produce carbon emissions that are harmful to the environment and contribute to air pollution. However, green energy is generated from sources that are inexhaustible and do not produce emissions that contribute to global warming. These sources of energy include but are not limited to:
- Solar energy
- hydroelectric energy
- Wind energy
- Geothermal energy
The majority of green energy suppliers offer 100 percent renewable electricity. However, if you want 100 percent gas to supplement this, it becomes a bit more complicated. Therefore, if you want the whole kitten caboodle, meaning clean electricity and green gas, you will need to switch to a smaller supplier as they often specialise in green energy tariffs. The experts at the comparison company Switch Plan can provide you more information. Give them a call at 03300540017.
What are government regulations concerning green energy?
According to a press release on the UK government’s website, the country just made a £160 million investment to upgrade the national ports and grids in order to be able to support offshore wind energy. By 2050, the UK plans to only be operating off of green energy.
It’s moving day. What should I do while moving house and after?
Although there are many things to be vigilant of when moving house. We’ve made a little checklist about what to do when your moving and after you have moved house.
On moving day, you should:
- Take a meter reading from your old home and make sure you report it to your current supplier.
- Leave a note for your home’s new owner/occupant advising them who currently supplies gas and electricity to your previous home.
- Take a meter reading at your new home, and report it to the supplier to ensure that you are billed accurately by your new supplier.
- Leave a forwarding address so that the new occupant, landlord, letting agent, etc. can contact you if anything requires clarification.
After you’ve moved in, you should:
- Contact your property’s incumbent supplier and find out what tariffs and rates you’re on. This will help you to make more accurate price comparisons.
- You may want to perform one more price comparison before deciding whether to stay with your old supplier or choose a brand new one.
- Contact your new supplier and start the ball rolling. You’ll be free of your costly deemed contract within 17-21 days.
After you’ve done all these steps, you should be all ready to settle into your new home. Welcome, and remember that you can always switch energy suppliers at any time if you become unsatisfied with your current supplier.