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Your Complete Moving Guide Connecting Your New Home Gas Before you move into your home, you’ll need to check if it uses gas. Many homes across the country use gas for stove top cooking, hot water and general household heating, but not all properties are connected to a main gas line. Some may just use cylinders or tanks, which you’ll need to have filled up as they run out. If your home is connected to a gas line, it will have a gas meter. Your provider checks this to see how much gas you’ve used for the month so they can bill you. Many electricity providers will also offer gas, so it may be cheaper to obtain both services from the same company. Landline Phone Phone services are relatively quick to connect when you move house, so this one can be left up to a week before you relocate. If the property doesn’t already have a second line installed, which could be used for internet or calling, acquiring it might come at an extra cost. There may be other extra fees you’ll incur if the phone line was disconnected by the previous occupant, or if the home hasn’t been connected to phone services before. Internet Depending on where you live in New Zealand you might only have a small selection of internet services available. Including ADSL, VDSL, Fibre or Rural. There is a wide selection of internet plans available, which include different options for data caps and speed. You can check what services are available to you through various providers. 16 Brought to you by ljhooker.co.nz