Get a smart meter
With a smart meter, you can better manage your energy use and find ways to save energy in your home.
Why should I get a smart meter?
A smart meter helps you take control of your energy use, by showing you exactly what you are spending in pounds and pence; no more estimated bills or supplying meter readings.
What is a smart meter?
Smart meters are the new generation of gas and electricity meters being rolled out across Great Britain. They show you how much energy you are using in pounds and pence.
Can I get a smart meter for free?
There is no additional cost for the installation of your smart meter. You won’t have an extra charge on your bill because you chose to have a smart meter. The costs will be spread across everyone’s bills, just like the cost of running and maintaining today’s traditional meters are.
At the point of installation you should be offered an in home display for no additional cost, this shows your spending to you in near-real time.
How are smart meters installed?
The smart meter installation process is straightforward. Your energy supplier will install your smart meter at no extra cost and the installation only takes a couple of hours.
Energy suppliers are required by law to follow a code of practices that includes ensuring the health and safety of the consumer.
Got one but need more info
Already have one installed, but not sure what to do with it? See what other people are doing to make the most out of their smart meter.
Help available with your energy bills
If you’re worried about your energy bills or falling into debt, you’re not alone. There are things you can do to help your situation.
We've gathered some steps to avoid falling into fuel debt, and some organisations who can help if you're already in debt. Read on to find the help that suits you:
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