Although gas and electricity is probably not the first thing on your mind when you move into your new home, it is vital that you’re clued up when moving into your new home. So, we’ve put together a checklist covering some of the areas you may need to be aware of upon moving house.
1. Firstly, you’ll want to locate your gas and electricity meters. These are often installed in the kitchen or hallway, or possibly in an outside meter box.
2. Secondly, it’s essential that you know where the trip switch is. If, for example, a faulty appliance causes the electricity to cut out, you’ll need to be able to find the trip switch in order to get electricity up and running again. The trip switch is located in, or next to, the fuse box. The fuse box itself ought to be within 3 metres of the electricity meter you’ve already located.
3. Finally, you’ll want to find out who your gas and electric supplier is, and contact them to let them know you’ve moved in. You’ll then need to either give them accurate meter readings or let them know if you’re on a prepayment meter. Check out our post outlining elements of gas and electric that you may want to consider before purchasing your new property.