While we’re predominantly known as a commercial and industrial electrical contractor, there’s no job too big or too small for us. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of domestic electrical services. In your home, as in your business, the right electrical infrastructure can save you money, increase efficiency and ensure your safety. And when you first move into a new home, you have a real opportunity to lay the foundations that will save you money for years.
Here are some tips on setting up energy in your new house. So you can enjoy years of comfort, convenience and savings on your energy bills.
It starts with the right energy plan
The right energy plan can save you hundreds of pounds on your energy bills every year. In fact, the energy experts at Switch-Plan suggest that switching suppliers regularly could save you over £300 per year. And the most important thing to do is to set up energy in a new home as quickly as possible.
When you move into a new home, you’re automatically placed on an expensive ‘deemed contract’ with the previous occupant’s energy supplier. The longer you spend on this tariff, the more money you could waste. Under this contract, you’re usually placed on the supplier’s standard variable energy tariff. This is often the most expensive tariff that they offer. While you can’t switch suppliers until you move in, the sooner you switch the more you can save. So start researching new energy plans in your new home prior to moving!
Get to know your new home’s EPC
Whenever a property is placed on the market, it’s a legal requirement to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This gives the new occupant an overview of the property’s energy efficiency and suggests actions that could be taken to improve it.
Again, the sooner that new movers get to know this document, the more they could save in their new homes.
Arrange a wiring inspection
A property’s wiring plays a huge part in its efficiency and safety. But not everyone is aware that wiring needs to be replaced every 20 years or so. This ensures that it is as safe as possible, mitigating the risk of electrical fires.
A wiring inspection by a trusted local electrician can give you lasting peace of mind and ensure that the energy infrastructure in your new home is safe and fit for purpose.
Consider installing new power points
Your power points should fit around your lifestyle, not the other way around. The last thing you want is to trail meters of extension cord around your new home or, worse still, overload your power points with adaptors. This can seriously increase your risk of an electrical fire. Instead, see a reliable local electrician about installing new power points in locations that are easy and convenient for you.
When you’re proactive about setting up energy in a new home, you can enjoy years of increased convenience, comfort and safety!