Life is complicated enough... but a smart meter can make things a little simpler. Let the bill payer where you live know more about smart meters and the benefits that come with having one.
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What is a smart meter?
A smart meter is the next generation of gas and electricity meters. They are being installed in homes across Great Britain at no extra cost.
They are here to replace the traditional meters (including prepay key meters) that most of us currently have ticking away under the stairs, or outside our homes.
Smart meters measure how much gas and electricity you’re using, as well as what it’s costing you and display this on a handy in-home display.
Keeping stuff simple... a smart meter could help
They help you manage your household energy costs... that's smart!
Know your energy use! Smart meters come with a handy in-home display which shows you how much energy is being used in near real time. You can see what you’re spending in pounds and pence, and this could help you work out how to save energy and money around the home.
Is that console on standby?
They send automatic meter readings to your energy supplier so you don’t have to... that's smart!
This means getting a bill based on how much energy you’ve used – not an estimate! This could take some of the guesswork out of balancing household budgets.
And they’re a simple way of helping us reduce our carbon footprint as a nation... that's smart!
From the moment your smart meter is installed, you are helping to reduce our carbon emissions as a nation – even without making changes at home to use less energy.
This is because smart meters are the foundation of a smarter energy system, With the information they offer, they will help us better integrate renewable power, such as wind, solar and hydropower, and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. By decarbonising our energy system, we will dramatically reduce our national carbon footprint on the whole.
Want to find out more?
- The installation process – find out everything you need to know about smart meter installations.
- Do I already have one? – are you not sure if your energy meters are smart or not? This page will show you where to look.
- Switch supplier with a smart meter – smart meters are not a barrier to switching energy suppliers, so don’t let that stop you from requesting one.