How much can you afford for your housing each month? How do you usually estimate utility costs of your new home? It is never surprising to often see these questions coming to us in real daily life. No matter whether one is moving into a brand new apartment or upgrading into a better house, there are a lot of changes waiting to be prepared for. For instance, the establishing new utility accounts and payment arrangements, new neighborhoods to negotiate and new rules to follow. E.E. Ward, as an agent of North American Van Lines and Specialized Transportation Inc., would like to help every customer out with any challenges in housing and/or estimates. Having established a reputation for excellence in the field for more than 132 years, E.E. Ward has provided families and their loved ones with comfortable and secure services that exceed their expectations. And the types of household moving services we offer for our customers are complete. They include: full-service packing, crating, moving, special handling, and unpacking to name a few of our services. You can feel confident in knowing when you entrust your personal possessions to E.E. Ward that they will be handled with care and arrive safely at their final destination.
E.E. Ward and its specialists suggest 4 tips below for estimating utility costs in your new home:
1. Look at your current bills: Take note of your current usages. If you can see how much energy, gas or water you are using now, this can be a good indicator of how much you will use in your new home if it is similar in size.
2. Ask about previous bills: Call your new power, gas and water providers to find out what the previous owners or renters average and low/high bills looked like. This will give you an idea of what they were paying.
3. Online Estimators: Getting an online estimate will not be exact, but it can give you a good idea of how much you may end up paying for your utilities. Home Energy Saver offers a free online tool to help you do just that.
4. Home Audit: If you are really concerned about the utilities in your new home, consider having someone come out and do a home audit. This will not only help you determine what your energy costs will look like, but you will also learn new tips for decreasing your usage and how to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
Your friends at E.E. Ward stand ready to be of assistance so do not hesitate to contact our professionals to help you with the many details involved in a successful relocation.