How smart meters could help you make changes to save energy
A smart meter and accompanying in home you display could help you keep an eye on how much energy you are using. By seeing the energy you’re using on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, you could take action to manage your household budgets.
Smart meters are the new generation of gas and electricity meters. They are being installed in homes across Great Britain at no extra cost replacing traditional meters. Combined with the smart meter display they help you see how much energy you use.
MEET THE SMART METER DISPLAY
A big advantage to having a smart meter is the portable smart meter display offered during installation. This will show you the energy your household is using daily, weekly and monthly. This can help you spot the times you're using more or less energy and see how much that is costing you.
All of this could make it easier to control your budget.
For example, you might spot that your smart meter display 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. That way you aren’t wasting energy or boiling water you don’t want.
Some smart meter displays even allow you to set a daily budget, or you can use the information displayed to work out your daily budget yourself.
SO, DO SMART METERS SAVE YOU MONEY?
It's great learning about modern technologies, like smart meters. But how could getting a smart meter help you save money?
Just having a smart meter installed doesn't automatically save money, but the handy smart meter display that comes with your smart meter helps you keep on top of how much you spend on energy. So it’s easier to see if the changes you’re making are saving you money.
These smart meters are so smart, they're not just helping people keep up to date with what their energy costs – they're helping Britain build a modern, flexible energy system.
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
Recent rises in the price of energy have seen more of us look at how we can change our habits at home to help reduce energy use, and therefore spend less on our energy bills.
We’ve put together our Ultimate Energy Saving Tips Guide which is packed full of advice about how you can try to reduce your energy usage at home. The guide includes tips on heating, cooking, lighting, laundry and more.
Maybe you already know about only boiling the water you need in a kettle, and not leaving devices on standby, but how many more of our energy saving tips do you know?
On your smart meter display, you can see:
- How much energy your household is using in kWh, in easy to understand pounds and pence. You can choose to see this data as either daily, weekly or monthly.
- Your near real-time usage, so you can see what's what at a glance. Meters vary a little depending on the energy supplier, but this could be displayed as a traffic light, figures, or another easy-to-read way.
- How you used your energy in the past on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. This could help you track when spending is higher than usual.
A smart meter display shows you how much energy you’re using and what it’s costing you daily, weekly or monthly.
Submitting your manual meter readings are a thing of the past – your smart meter can send your meter readings directly to your supplier.
You can set budget goals on your smart meter display, and the near-real time updates will help you see how you’re doing at keeping to your goal.
Goodbye estimated energy bills
Traditional meters rely on manual readings and bills are worked out on estimates. With smart meters usage data is automatically sent directly to your supplier, so you only pay for exactly what you use.
REQUEST YOUR SMART METER
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