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How to choose the best power plan for your student flat 2021

Choosing a power plan tor a student flat
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

If you’re heading to university this year 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 and time consuming – electricity and gas are likely to be your biggest expenses 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 main 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.

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 the lights on). You are responsible for paying for the power used in your flat from the start of your tenancy. Find out who the current provider is 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 power provider though – you are free to choose a new one. You can choose a new power plan and sign up as soon as you know the start date for your tenancy. 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

Kiwi 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 to help you make an informed choice about the best power plan for your new home. Whether you’re looking for joining credits, bundled offers, or 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? Your can get some great savings and cross 2 things off your To Do list!

  • Bundle Broadband and power and you’ll get up to $30 off the standard monthly cost of broadband. That’s just $59.99/month (incl. GST) for Fast Fibre connection. See deal
  • Get Unlimited Broadband for $69/month when you bundle Nova's Broadband with Power and Gas on an open-term Everyday Bundle plan! No fixed terms, no break fees - sweet! See promo code
  • Bundle your power and broadband with Megatel and choose to get up to 7 months FREE broadband! See deal


Consider a power company that offers FREE hours of power

Power Companies like Electric Kiwi that offer a free hour of power can be a real game changer. Electric Kiwi customers get a free off-peak hour of power every day. Just choose your hour and all the electricity you use during that hour is free. If you’re strategic about hour you use your free hour of power it can add up to great savings. Save up tasks like turning on the dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, heating or vacuum cleaner for your free hour. Not only will you get a ton of chores done during your daily hour, but it will add up to big savings on your bill.

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

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