Setting Up Utilities in the USA

Setting Up Utilities in the USA

Setting Up Utilities in the USA

Navigating the process of setting up utilities in the USA as an expatriate? Our guide has you covered.

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Setting Up Utilities in the USA

This blog will explain how you can set up your utilities in the US.  So, stay with us as we walk you through the journey of setting up utilities in your new country!

Read along!

  • Research local providers

  • Consider signing up for an energy-saving kit

  • Use online tools to compare prices and plans across different providers

  • Utility costs across the US

  • Read customer reviews on utility companies

  • Contact providers directly to set up your utility services

Research local providers

It's important to find the right provider, just like it's important to find the right international moving companies. 

  • Start by looking at the cost. It's just like shopping around for a couch when you move. You want to find the best deal. 

  • Then think about how good they are at their job. Do they get things done quickly? Are they nice to their customers? 

  • And ask locals for advice. They might have been through the same thing when they moved in by your area and they might have some important tips. 

The most common utility providers in the US are:

  • NextEra Energy, the largest utility provider in the US. This company is heavily investing into renewable energy.

  • Duke Energy Corporation, the second largest in the US, mainly focused on the east coast.

  • The Southern Company, this company focusses heavily on nuclear power.

There are of course a lot more provider, but these 3 dominate the market.

You can also use platforms like inmyarea.com, these platforms help you discover utility companies in your area, simplifying the process.

Consider signing up for an energy-saving kit

Looking to cut down on your energy bills? Why not try an energy-saving kit? They're simple to use and can help you slash your energy use. Changing to LED light bulbs, adjusting your thermostat, or adding weather stripping to doors and windows, you can take easy steps to reduce your expenses. You'll notice the difference in your outstanding bills, and your new mailing address will be more eco-friendly. Plus, you'll be helping to lessen the effects of climate change.

Use online tools to compare prices and plans across different providers

If you're hoping to keep the costs down when living abroad, it's a good idea to compare prices and plans from different providers. And thankfully, the internet makes it easy. With a few clicks, you can view deals from various providers. This helps you find the most affordable options, and gives you a stronger position when it's time to change providers or renew your plan.

Utility costs across the US

When looking to set up utilities in the US, it's important to take into account that average utility costs can vary greatly from state to state. For example, residents in Hawaii pay the highest average monthly electricity bills, while those in the District of Columbia pay the least, according to recent reports. It's also worth noting that states with extreme weather conditions, like Alaska or Arizona, can have higher gas or electricity costs due to increased usage for heating or cooling. On a general note, states with abundant natural resources tend to have lower energy costs. Always research the average utility costs for the state you are moving to, this will help in managing your budget effectively.

Read customer reviews on utility companies

When it comes to choosing a utility company, it's important to look beyond the basics of rates and coverage area. By taking the time to read customer reviews, you can gain valuable insights into the reliability and customer service standards of potential providers. Don't just rely on the company's marketing materials or promises- hear from actual customers who have experienced their services firsthand. 

Contact providers directly to set up your utility services

Take charge of the process by contacting each provider directly. This step allows you to ask questions not only about payment options but also about additional concerns you may have. You'll feel confident in knowing that you've taken the initiative to establish a personal relationship with each provider and have better control over your utility needs. Don't hesitate to reach out and get the information you need to ensure a seamless transition to your new home.

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