A few days before your actual move, you’ll need to contact your current water source, electrical company, and natural gas provider to stop service. Of course, you’ll also want to contact your new utilities providers to make sure your new home is fully functional when you arrive.
Each provider will vary, but a good rule of thumb is to notify your existing utility companies of your move 3-4 weeks in advance. You may need to call back closer to the cancellation date, but it wouldn’t hurt to make a call as soon as you know you’re moving. Make sure you inquire about reclaiming any deposits you may have been required to make when service was initially established.
There’s also the matter of connecting those essential home services at your new home. Again, it’s a good idea to set up an installation or service start date as soon as possible. An empty house is one thing. An empty house without lights, hot water, and television is something all together different.
To find which companies provide natural gas or electricity to your new home, simply enter your new address in the “Savings Widget” above. It’s also a good time to look into connecting a phone, TV and Internet bundle through your local cable provider or telephone company.