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Moving 101: Switching Your Power

If you are getting ready to move, you already have quite a few things on your mind more than likely. You have to think about the actual physical part of the move, make sure that your furniture arrives on time, ensure that you have your cable and phone connected, and you have to make sure that you don’t leave anything at the old place. However, one of the most important things you need to do when you move is make sure that you have your power working when you arrive at your new location. Without electricity, you are going to be left in the dark – literally!

Powering Up Your New Home

Most power companies will only be able to switch your power on at your new place on weekdays barring any holidays. However, different power companies may have different policies, so make sure you speak with your provider and find out exactly when you are going to be able to have your electricity on in the new home. Always try to get the power on a day or two before you arrive. This ensures that there are no hiccups and that you will have power when you get there. Nothing is quite as frustrating as spending the night in a house without power just because you forgot to have the power switched on moving day!

When you speak with the company about switching your power, something else that you need to know is whether or not you have to pay a deposit. Some companies are going to require this, while others may waive the deposit if you have a good credit score.

Something else that you will want to do is make sure that you do not have any of your appliances turned on in your new home until you are sure that you have power. While they wouldn’t work without power, the danger comes from the sudden surge of electricity that might jolt them if you have them plugged in and turned on when the power does start.

Your Old Address

Of course, you don’t want to pay for electricity in two locations, so you have to make sure that you contact your power company and make sure that they are turning off the power in your old place when you move. Often, you will be able to provide them with the exact dates that you are moving, so that turning off the power in one location and on in another will be seamless.

Switching your power is simple, and all it will take is a simple phone call. Just make sure that you don’t forget to make that call!

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