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    • peter333
    • By peter333 16th Jun 17, 9:27 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 9:27 AM
    New build 16th Jun 17 at 9:27 AM
    Hi I'm about to purchase my first home which is a new build, any recommendations for a way of finding a decent energy deal it's a three bedroom which will have a family of four living in it, ot is gas and electricity required??

    Any help would be great

    Thanks
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    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 16th Jun 17, 11:53 AM
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    Well unless you want to sit in the dark and the cold while reading and heat food over a campfire, I'd say gas and electricity is pretty much a basic necessity these days

    You can find out who the current suppliers are here:
    https://www.uswitch.com/gas-electricity/guides/who-supplies-my-electricity-and-gas/

    And then you can just use a comparison site in the meantime with the national averages, which is typically 16,500kWh of Gas and 3,100kWh of Electricity as a starting point. You'll get an idea as time passes how much energy you use.
    • footyguy
    • By footyguy 16th Jun 17, 12:34 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 12:34 PM
    Hi I'm about to purchase my first home which is a new build, any recommendations for a way of finding a decent energy deal it's a three bedroom which will have a family of four living in it, ot is gas and electricity required??

    Any help would be great

    Thanks
    Originally posted by peter333
    Speak to the sales office - they should take care of all this for you.

    I don't understand your question over whether or not gas & electricity is rqeuired, Surely that is something (a) you asked about before you even agreed to purchase and (b) is something that would be disclosed on your survey.



    Anyway, once you have completed and moved in, the read this
    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/utilities/you-switch-gas-electricity




    Edit: Reading your recent posts elsewhere, it appears you have not bought the property yet. Speak to the sales office regarding any questions like this - they will assist you on the position
    (Although I still think most people check out the heating / services (to be) connected on the very first visit/enquiry)
    Last edited by footyguy; 16-06-2017 at 12:40 PM.
    • peter333
    • By peter333 16th Jun 17, 2:57 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 2:57 PM
    Haha sorry I meant had and electricity are required, my phone has used autocorrect ����
    • matelodave
    • By matelodave 16th Jun 17, 4:40 PM
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    If it's a new build then you'll probably find that the builder has already set up an account for the dwelling and you will need to find out who it's with so you can send them them the meter readings for the day the house becomes yours. At that point you can then decide to swap suppliers. Make sure you do read the meters as you dont want to be paying for the energy that the buiders have been using (don't forget the water meter as well)

    As you currently have no ide of how much energy you'll use or who your existing provider is or what tariff you'll be on then you have to make a few assumptions.

    Get onto a comparison site or two, put in your post code, guess a supplier and tariff (British Gas standard will do) and then put in an estimate of your energy requirement. 3000-3500kwh for leccy and around 13000 - 15000kwh of gas would be a good starting point. You can play about with the estimate but your guess is as good as anyone elses.

    Ignore any savings - just look at how much it's going to cost.

    Make sure you keep a record and read your meters at least monthly and get any bills or statements corrected. By recording your meter reeadings you'll be able to see how close your estimate was and make sure that your direct debits are keeping track of your consumption.
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