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How to choose a new power plan for your university flat 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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If you are heading to university in 2020 and you’re setting up a new flat, then you’ll be in the market for a new power provider. Setting up and managing utility bills like power for your student flat can be expensive - electricity and gas are likely to be your biggest expense when it comes to utility bills.  

If your new flat is shared with a few other students you are going to need to get the best deal on power. Power Compare has student power plans from all the different power providers in New Zealand. 

There are a number of power plans that are perfect for a university flat – so we have put together some tips below to help you choose the perfect student power plan. The simplest way to find the best power deal around is to have us check the best power deal available at your flat address. 

Top tips for getting power sorted in your new student flat 

Find out who the current provider is

When you first move into your flat, it will likely be supplied (so you can switch on the lights). From the start of the tenancy you are responsible for paying for the power used to the existing provider. Find out who they are as soon as possible and tell them you have moved in. And, make sure to take a meter reading when you move in.

You don’t have to stay with the existing power provider

You don’t have to stay with the existing provider though – you are free to choose a new one. Your top priority is to compare power providers and switch to the best deal to avoid inheriting an expensive tariff. 

Compare power providers to find the best deal for your address

New Zealand Power Plans come in all shapes and sizes, and the cost of not having the best power deal for your flat will add up over the months. Power Compare can help you easily compare gas and power providers at your new address so that you can make an informed choice about the best power plan for your new home. Whether you are looking for great joining credits, green energy, Kiwi owned, or great prompt payment discounts we can help you find a great deal.  
Power Compare is free to use, and it only takes a few minutes to compare plans. Simply enter your address into the Power Compare address finder to compare the power deals available in your area. 

Consider Bundling your power and broadband

If you are setting up a new student flat, why not make life easier and save money by bundling your power and broadband? You can get some great savings and cross 2 chores off your To Do list! Contact Energy is currently offering a great deal to get broadband from $59.99/ month when you bundle your Broadband, electricity and gas. Unlimited data with no fixed term contract, and no break fees. Compare bundled Power and Broadband deals 

Consider a Power Company that offers prepaid Power Deals

Life as a student can mean being on a tight budget with limited cashflow. Did you know that you can pay for your power in advance, like you would on a prepay cell phone? Power Companies like Powershop have an innovative approach that lets you pay for you power in advance in bundles called Powerpacks. This allows you to stock up on cheap power deals and budget ahead, smoothing out the cost of power over the year Find pay as you go power deals here


What are you waiting for? Make an informed choice about power for your flat today

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