Gas & Electric Smart Meters Explained
Keeping track of your energy use has never been easier thanks to smart meters. Every home in Britain will be offered a smart meter free of charge over the next few years and many households are already enjoying the benefits that switching to a gas and electric smart meter can bring.
Smart meters send meter readings directly to your energy provider meaning you can say goodbye to estimated bills, you will only pay for the energy you use. A smart meter will make your utility bills more accurate and by helping you reduce your energy use, it could also make your utility bills more affordable.
Smart meters come with a smart energy display which is a handheld device that gives you real-time data on how much gas or electricity you are using. The display will also show how your energy use translates into pounds so you can stay on top of how much you are spending on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
As you switch on your heating, lights, or appliances your smart meter display will show how much energy you are using and how much it is costing so you will soon find yourself remembering to turn off that hallway light.
Your energy supplier will contact you when your home is eligible for a smart meter. If your existing meter needs replacing, it will probably be replaced with a smart meter. There is no cost to having a smart meter installed as just like with traditional utility meters the cost is covered by your energy bills.
Smart meters offer a quick and easy way to track your energy usage and make your bills more accurate but, unlike other smart technology, a smart meter does not allow you to control your heating or appliances remotely.
Having a smart meter is a great start but if you want to do more to manage your energy usage and costs we can install smart heating controls which will allow you to manage your heating system from your mobile device. We can also fit smart thermostats and radiator valves throughout your living space which will allow you to control the temperature in each individual room. You can also set times for your heating to turn on or off so you will use only the energy you need when you are at home.
When combined with a smart meter smart controls can help you save even more money on your monthly bills. By being smarter with your energy usage you will not only cut costs but reduce your consumption too making your home more efficient
Find out more about how Huttie could help you save money and energy at home by getting in touch with our expert team.