How Much are Gas and Electric Bills for an Apartment?
Whether you’re renting out or just bought a new property, we all want to save money, and gas and electric bills can add up.
Apartment living usually has more amenities, and may be in a more desirable location over houses. So sometimes apartment costs can be pricier than a separate home. Sometime the complex’s provider or gas systems connected to each property can impact your bills too. This is why people in apartments may want to consider les square footage in an apartment.
However, it doesn’t mean your apartment will rack up huge bills compared to your neighbour’s house bills. If you shop around, you can get a great deal on your apartment bills.
Getting the perfect deal
If you want to make sure you’re getting the best rates for your apartment or house, you can compare various providers and rates for your region. Here’s how we compare gas and electric bills.
Comparing your existing plan
Your existing plan will be a good starting point to compare other providers. Comparing rates, extras, discounts and contracts is a good starting point, and you can easily do this using GoSwitch. If you are looking to compare on your own, here’s a few factors you can consider.
Take a look at your electricity usage
Compare your previous bills and past electricity usage to start. Your bills will outline how much you use daily which you can then compare with number of people in your household. The usage may surprise you, so consider options to reduce your usage where possible. You can then compare how much you need to use vs. how much you pay and establish the price per watts you are paying. Then, compare this to other plans.
Available extras and discounts
Providers want you to stay with them, so a lot of the time they’ll offer bundle discounts (gas and electricity) or extras. You can speak to your existing provider or ask other providers whether you are eligible for any discounts or extras.
Check on your area’s suppliers
Not all providers will be available in your suburb or state. When you are shopping around try to use a comparison platform to see which providers are available in your area. Your location may also have an impact or rates.
Request a price breakdown
If you are interested in the details of your electricity bills your provider can give you a price breakdown, and most other energy providers have a breakdown readily available. Understanding each element to your bill can help you determine what’s similar and what’s different with each provider.
One contract may work for someone and not for another, so think about what you’re looking for in your contract. Lots of providers have easy opt-in and out options as well as month-to-month contracts. Others may have 6 month or 12 month contracts. This may also factor into when you get your bills. Monthly bills could be good if you like to spread out you costs, while quarterly could be a good option if you prefer to organise your bills fewer times during the year.
Flexibility of the service
Flexibility will include contracts, extras and general customer service. Flexible, customer focused providers always make a difference, so try to get an understanding of how open your provider is. You may also want to look at the provider’s online reviews to see how other customers view the service.
Rebates and concessions
Low income earners are eligible for rebates and concessions, and if you need additional support on your bills speak to the provider about how they can support you.
Utilise an online platform
Sometimes the easiest way to compare rates is by using a comparison site and speaking to an energy specialist. Portals should be easy to use and they’ll give you an easy breakdown of where you could potentially save. It also removes the need to sift through multiple providers’ websites, which can get tedious. If the process is getting a little complex for your liking, GoSwitch can break down everything you need to know. No jargon, no confusion.
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