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What is a Smart Meter?

Smart Meters

In the recent months you may have noticed TV and radio advertisements on behalf of energy suppliers offering to install a ‘Smart Meter‘ free of charge in your home.     

Smart meterBy 2020 your energy supplier is required by the government to have offered you the option to have a modern ‘Smart Meter’ installed in your home. However, it’s completely up to you. If you are unsure, contact your energy provider to get more information.

The benefits of a Smart Meter:

  • You can easily see how much energy you are using to help you monitor cost, and you reduce your charges for energy consumption
  • Real time monitoring of the energy you are using by your energy supplier, which means no more estimated bills
  • If you are on a pre-payment meter you can still switch to a Smart Meter and keep to a pre-payment arrangement, if you prefer
  • It makes it easier and quicker to change suppliers to take advantage of changes in energy costs

If you are interested in switching to a Smart Meter, contact your current energy provider. They will be able to provide more information to help you to make your decision.