Moving is pain and dealing with utility companies just adds another hassle to your to-do list. Thankfully, it’s a cinch to minimize stress during a move. Use the following tips to get your new home wired up quickly and conveniently.
Cut the cord
Make sure to schedule the end of your service with current provider as soon as possible. Don’t risk waiting till the last minute; you’re more likely to pick up extra charges from old providers if you cancel your service near the end of the month. You should also consider using your move as an opportunity to explore what a rival service provider has to offer. Starting from scratch will give you greater flexibility to bundle services and save money.
Consider household needs
Every consumer has unique utility preferences and each home has different utility needs. Consumers should outline their utility needs before searching for a company. Is it a traditional or green company? Natural gas or electricity? A bit of research will reveal which options save the most money. Consumers should also consider the total number of cable channels and landline phones that are needed in their new household.
Use online resources
The internet has made the chore of setting up utilities easier than ever before. Consumer service resources are available to help customers find the best deals on cable service providers and other vital utilities. These websites compare local utility rates directly and provide other resources for consumers looking to get a good deal on their utilities.
Bundle your services
Consumer Reports’ research shows that customers are typically satisfied with bundle deals from their service providers. Grouping phone, internet, and television services create big money-saving opportunities for homeowners. Online consumer research tools show which phone and internet service providers offer the biggest bundle discounts.