Save money on power and help pay for those baby essentials instead

Having a baby can be expensive. In fact, some parents can spend more than $800 just on nappies and wipes in the first year of welcoming a newborn.

Did you know you could save enough money to pay for more than two months’ worth of nappies and wipes just by getting a better power deal? We’ve partnered with the team at What’s My Number to bring you tips on how to find out what your potential power savings could be.

Your power bill might not be the number one thing on your mind if you have a newborn in the house, but we bet baby essentials are high on the priority list. Paying for them is another thing altogether.

The good news is you could be saving money on your power bill which could help pay for those baby items. In 2016 the average kiwi household could have saved $164 on their power bill simply by getting a better power deal. That’s a lot of nappies and wipes – about two and a half months’ worth in fact.

But the potential savings could be much higher. The question is - how much could you save?

How can I check my potential savings?

New Zealand’s electricity market is getting more and more competitive with up to 40 electricity retail brands in some areas around the country. Increased competition means there are lots of deals and potential savings to be had.

With more brands to choose from than ever before, now is a great time to check if you’re on the best deal for you and your family. The best part is it takes just two minutes online.

Here’s how:

  1. Head to the What’s My Number website to get an estimate of the savings you could make by switching to another provider.
  2. If you decide to look at your options, you can click through to the Consumer NZ Powerswitch website to compare the deals and choose the best plan for your family.
  3. And if you do decide to make the switch your new electricity retailer takes care of all the nitty-gritty involved with moving your account.

It’s that easy.

“But what if…” – busting any myths you may have

We know that might sound a little bit too easy to be true, so we thought we would bust some common myths:

  • Switching power providers will not change how reliable your supply is.
  • There’s no disruption to your electricity supply when you switch – everything will carry on as per normal.
  • The process takes about four days (on average) – that’s one of the fastest times in the world.

So head on over to What’s My Number to see what savings you could make.

EECA Energywise also has some great tips on how to save money on your power bill.

For more information:

The Electricity Authority is an independent Crown Entity with a statutory objective to promote competition in, reliable supply by, and the efficient operation of, the electricity industry for the long-term benefit of consumers.

19 September 2017

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