Buyer Step 17: Hook Up Your Utilities

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Step 17: Hook Up Your Utilities

Hook Up Your Utilities

This is one of those annoying tasks that no one thinks about doing ahead of time, but is crucial, especially if you want the TV and internet working the day you move in. Call now to hook up your utilities!  Make sure to get the gas and electric changed into your name.

Generally, Rocky Mountain Power will be your power provider and each city will provide water and trash service. (Some cities have their own power generation, like Provo City).  If you will have natural gas in your new home, Dominion Energy may be your provider. You will also want to call your TV and internet provider asap as most likely you’ll need to set up an appointment with them to come out and install service and it can take weeks to get the appointment.  If you’re buying in a condo building, check with the HOA President or Property Management company to what utilities are included in your HOA fee. If not, find out if there is a certain provider you have to use or if you can use whomever you’d like.

If you’re buying a single family house you’ll also need to arrange for the water and trash bills to be changed into your name. Have all of the utilities start on the day of closing.