How to Transfer Utilities
Need to transfer services to your new home?
Imagine finally stepping foot into your new home, taking a deep breath, then realizing you have no electricity, cable or heat.
Don’t let it happen to you.
Making sure you have utilities in your new home isn’t hard. Here’s how to transfer your utility services and/or find new ones.
How To Cancel or Transfer Your Current Utilities
If you want to cancel or transfer utility services, you will need to communicate with your service provider(s). Here are the four steps you will need to take:
1. Gather your billing statements for all items you wish to transfer and/or cancel:
If you receive any bills electronically, print out the current statements. That way you will have all the information in one place and have a place to jot down notes.
2. Highlight the important account information including your account number, customer service phone number, website address and remaining balance.
3. Call the Customer Service number and follow any phone prompts that allow you to actually talk to a representative about your account. Explain that you wish to terminate your account because you are moving. Give them the date you’d like it turned off and when you’d like it turned back on, if you are transferring service.
Some services allow you to do this online.
4. Write down notes directly onto your bill, including the date of your phone call and the name of the customer service rep you spoke with.
How to Connect New Utilities
Finding a cheap cable service isn’t as easy as canceling your service. You will need to do some research and know how to talk to service providers.
MovingGuru.com can help you find a good deals on many services. If you want to find a service provider for your new home, use MovingGuru.com’s connect your utilities tool. It’s free and easy, and it can save you hundreds of dollars.
If you would like to find a new service provider, check out our related article below for the particular service you would like to connect.
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