BIRMINGHAM, MAKE THE SMART MOVE
Birmingham, we know managing your energy bills can feel confusing at the best of times, and it’s difficult to know how to get to grips with your household energy use. But there is help available. More and more people in Birmingham are making the smart move, and having a smart meter installed.
Join them by getting yours installed too*. Simply type your energy supplier into the box below and we'll connect you:
*Eligibility may vary.
WHY SHOULD YOU GET A SMART METER?
Smart meters could help you to find ways to reduce energy waste around your home and save money.*
The in-home display shows you the amount of energy being used in pounds and pence, in near-real time. This allows you to keep a closer eye on your energy spending habits.
When you know how much energy you’re using – and how much it’s costing you - it can be easier to take control of your budget.
For example, you might spot that (on) your in-home display (that your) spend level increases when you turn on the kettle. You could then get into the habit of only filling up the kettle with the water you need, so you aren’t wasting energy boiling water you don’t need.
But make sure you’re still using the electricity and gas you need in your home. It’s important that you use the energy you need to keep warm, safe and healthy at home.
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Helping you save money
The in-home display that comes with your smart meter could help you keep on top of your energy bills – it can show what your energy use is costing in near-real time.
Automatic meter readings
Smart meters use a secure smart data network to automatically send your meter readings to your energy supplier, saving you time to do things that you love.
No more estimated bills
Smart meters send the readings to your energy supplier at least once a month. So, you will receive accurate, not estimated bills.
The in-home display shows you how much energy you’re using and what it’s costing you daily, weekly or monthly. So, you can see just how you’re using your energy over time.
You can set budget goals on your in-home display, and the near-real time updates will help you see how you’re doing at keeping your goal.
BUT DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT...
Sarah lives in a rented house with her two children. She has a prepay smart meter and has used her in-home display to get more control over her energy use.
INSTALLING SMART METERS ACROSS BIRMINGHAM
Energy suppliers have come together to install more smart meters across Birmingham in the coming weeks. Join the thousands of households in Birmingham who’ve upgraded to a smart meter.
WANT TO FIND OUT MORE?
- Concerned about your energy bills? - there are things you can do to help. From making small changes in your home to reaching out for support.
- How a smart meter could benefit you, and the person you care for - how a smart meter can make life easier, and how to request a smart meter for the person you care for.
- Smart meter reviews - most people with a smart meter in Great Britain would recommend getting one, according to our research.