The Government’s rollout of smart meters has seen its share of problems but there are still many reasons why upgrading to a smart meter is a smart move for all home and business owners. With a simple, easy-to-use display that shows exactly how much money is being spent on energy in real-time, smart meters empower us all to take control of our energy usage like never before.
As a trusted Lancashire utility company serving commercial and residential customers nationwide, we believe that upgrading to a smart meter, or opting for one when connecting utilities at your new home or business, is the right move for everyone. We cater for all homes and businesses, no matter how complex the installation required, and welcome all enquiries about our competitively-priced smart meter upgrades and connection services.
What Are Smart Meters?
The Government began its rollout of smart meters in 2009. The smart meter system consists of a smart gas meter, a smart electricity meter, a smart monitor and a communications hub that links the components together. These handy devices show energy consumption in pounds and pence, with different models offering a variety of features that help customers understand their energy usage.
Smart Meters Save You Money
This is what it all comes down to for most people – saving money by taking control of their energy usage. Installing a smart meter enables you to keep track of household or workplace energy usage by identifying activities and situations in which more energy is being used than necessary and taking steps to reduce the amount of energy used.
However, this isn’t like reading the meter and calculating how you much you’re spending, which is difficult and usually very inaccurate, as smart meters show you how much you’re spending in pounds and pence. Never before have the home and business owners had the ability to see exactly how much they’re spending on energy, ensuring energy bills are accurate and preventing nasty surprises at the end of the month. But the benefits don’t end there, as installing a smart meter:
- Means you won’t have to submit meter readings or have the meter read ever again.
- Ensures businesses can keep track of their overheads and expenditure accurately.
- Helps us all transition to a greener, cleaner and more sustainable future.
The last benefit is a particularly important one for many people. So many of us would like to reduce our carbon footprint and the impact that our lives and business activities have on the environment, and now we all can. Not only are we all empowered to reduce our energy usage by identifying the activities and situations in which we can reduce our energy consumption, as with more accurate readings, energy providers can forecast daily consumption, enabling them to produce energy more efficiently. That means cleaner and greener energy for all.
If you would like to have greater control over your energy bills, avoid nasty surprises and reduce your carbon footprint, get in touch today for a highly-competitive quote by calling 0161 359 5959.