When we think of a move, we quickly think of moving all household effects, but actually a move is of course about a lot more than just moving stuff. There is a lot more that you need to arrange. Consider, for example, all the administrative matters that come with a move. For example, have you already thought about your contracts? Think of your gas, water and light, for example.
Gas, water and light in your old home
Naturally, you must cancel the gas, water and light in your old home on time. If you still need gas, water and light until the last minute, you can of course cancel a date so that you can still use your gas, water and light until the last minute. This is of course nice during a move because this way you can still close everything in the old house neatly. Naturally, gas, water and light are necessary for this.
Connect gas, water and light in the new home
When you move to a new house, it is of course essential to have gas, water and light immediately. If you arrange this in time, you can use it immediately after the move. But how do you arrange this in the best way? How do you find a contract with an energy supplier with the best deals in these expensive times?
Oh yes, before you move you also need to know whether you are going to cook gas or electric in your new home. For example, if your new house has district heating, a gas connection is not necessary at all!
Moving is happy to help you
Many people do not know how to find the right energy supplier and we fully understand this! It is of course all very confusing because is there now a permanent network operator or can you go anywhere? At Moving we are happy to help you with these kinds of questions so that your move can go a lot more smoothly.
In the Netherlands you can go to any energy supplier. For this you can compare online energy contracts with each other so that you can then conclude a new contract on the website of a provider. This can be arranged very easily online.
To compare energy contracts, information such as your zip code, house number and place of residence is often requested. Of course, everyone's average energy consumption is also asked. This way you will have found a new energy supplier in no time.
You can also always contact customer service
Do you prefer to speak to someone first? Then you can of course always contact the customer service of one of the energy suppliers you are interested in. The customer service employees are happy to help you and they also offer you the very best deals for your gas and light.
As you have read before, you can go to any energy supplier in the Netherlands. Of course you want to sign up with the cheapest energy supplier. Especially with those sky-high prices lately!
If you do proper research, you will never have to pay too much. Therefore, always compare different providers so that you can go to the best for energy applications.
Arranging gas, water and light is something you should prepare yourself well for. For example, you need to know in advance whether your new home actually needs gas. Nowadays, not every region in the Netherlands still uses gas. Your gas connection obviously depends on the region and neighborhood in which you are going to live. If your home does not need gas, you do not have to conclude a new contract for this.
If you could use gas in your old home and no more in your new home, you will of course have to cancel your old contract in time. In this case you will of course only need a contract for electricity and water in your new home. and so you no longer have to look for another gas provider.
A water supplier
Unfortunately, it is not possible to conclude a contract with any water supplier in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands, it is arranged in such a way that one water company is active in each region of the country, so that as a customer you are bound to the water company that is the supplier in your region.
You don't have to say anything
When you move within your own region, you do not have to cancel your current water company, but you only have to pass on your new address to them, because in this case you do not have to go to a new water supplier.
Please note that, as you have read before, this is not the case with gas and light.
Always submit your meter readings
When moving, it is important to always pass on the meter readings of the gas, water and light. It is best to do this on the day of the key transfer. This applies to both your new and old home. The fact is that the supplier draws up the final bill on the basis of these meter readings. You can expect this about 2 months after your moving day.
How long does it take before gas, water and electricity are connected?
From your application to another energy supplier, gas supplier or water company, it will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks before the gas, water and light are connected in your new home. In the case of switching, always pay attention to your notice period. When you change energy supplier, it is often the case that you have to deal with a notice period of at least one month.
If you stay with your old energy supplier, you must provide your new address at least 2 weeks before the move.
Arrange everything on time
So whether you switch to a different supplier or whether you stay with the old provider .. arrange your move as early as possible so that you can be sure that gas, water and light will be connected on time in your new home. You can usually pass on your new address or cancellation 3 months in advance, so make use of this extra time.
Take out a contract at two different addresses
Have you finally found the home of your dreams and are you moving? Then unfortunately it is sometimes the case that you still have to work on the new dream home for a while. This means that you will usually continue to live in your old house for a longer period of time. How do you arrange this now? Fortunately, you can always indicate this to your (new) energy supplier.
Pass it on!
If you stay with the same energy supplier, you can pass on the dates of the key transfer of both the old house and the new house. In this way, energy is automatically supplied to both addresses.
Are you switching to a new energy supplier? Then you can have the contract for your new home start earlier. This way you have an overlap of both contracts.
Switch or take your current contract with you?
When you move, you can therefore choose to switch to another supplier, but you can of course also choose to stay with the old provider. Now what is wisdom? Is it better to switch or do you prefer to stay with the old and familiar?
Bring your current contract
If you bring your contract with you, this will of course save you a lot of time. Because switching can take quite a lot of time, many people prefer to stay with the old provider. That way you don't have to look anything up, say anything and ultimately you don't have to arrange anything. Much easier right? Yes, it is certainly easy, but unfortunately this is not always the cheapest option because you may be much cheaper elsewhere.
Ultimately, this choice is of course very personal and it is especially important to look at what suits your situation. And of course with your personal wishes. Comparing energy suppliers online is always a wise choice, so never skip this step. This way you can view different providers and perhaps that is why you can ultimately choose the best deal.
Shut off gas water light with a new energy supplier
Would you rather not take your current contract with you? Then you can of course compare all suppliers online and choose the provider with the best deals. This can be done online via various websites where you can compare different providers.
You always need electricity
One thing that is certain is that you will definitely need power in your new home. In this case too, you can take your old contract with you, but you can always switch if desired. If you are still unsure about whether you want to switch, you can always compare energy suppliers online without obligation.
Gas, water and light in a new-build home
As a new resident, you often do not have to arrange connections for new-build homes because the contractor has already arranged this 9 out of 10 times. Therefore, always ask the construction company or contractor in advance how this is all arranged so that you know where you stand. Didn't they arrange this? Then you can arrange this yourself as soon as possible.
Solar energy and solar panels
Nowadays it is of course very important to choose environmentally friendly options when you have the opportunity to do so. Are you someone with whom this can be arranged? Then you can of course choose to connect solar panels. This can be a very wise choice, especially when your consumption is low.
Generate your own energy
When you choose solar panels, you can generate your own energy. It is also nice that it often happens that as a customer you work up much more energy than you actually use and we have good news for you because you can return too much generated power to the energy supplier!
If you generate much more electricity than you consume, you can return it to the energy supplier. This is also referred to as the 'feed-in fee'. The energy supplier then pays you for the kWhs submitted.
In this case it is also wise to look at your current, but also to another energy supplier. You may be much cheaper with a new energy contract because one company may pay you much more for the kWh.
As you have been able to read, it is something else that is worth looking at before you conclude a new energy contract. Of course you never want to pay too much for services that are cheaper elsewhere. Of course no one wants to be a thief of his/her own wallet.
At Moving we therefore hope that you have had some useful information because when you move, this kind of information is very useful. As a customer, you know exactly where you stand and you can find out in this way whether it is actually a wise choice when you switch energy supplier. This way you will not be faced with surprises later on.