The easy way to control your usage
Smart meters are the new generation of gas and electricity meters being rolled out across Great Britain. They are a great way to manage your energy usage.
They show you how much energy you are using in pounds and pence, in near real-time and bring an end to estimated bills so you can keep better control of how much you are spending on your energy.
Smart meters measure how much gas and electricity you’re using, as well as what it’s costing you, and display this on a handy in-home display (IHD).
They also send automatic meter readings so you will receive accurate bills based on your actual usage.
If you’d like to take more control over the energy usage in your home, a smart meter is an ideal solution for you.
How do smart meters work?
Smart meters connect wirelessly to both your energy supplier and to the In Home Display (IHD) unit.
The IHD sits in your home and allows you to see in real-time how much energy you’re using, which gives you better control over your energy use. For Pay As You Go users, that means that it’s much easier for you to top up and control your energy use.
Because it’s also connected to your energy supplier, your smart meter will be sending constant updates on energy use, meaning you no longer have to submit manual meter readings.
Benefits of smart meters
- Help you see exactly how much energy you use so you don’t need to worry about estimated bills or inaccurate meter readings
- Help you stay in control of your energy costs.
- If you reduce your usage you can see it immediately on your energy monitor and your bills will be lower
- Pay As You Go customers can see their usage on the monitor display, including their credit level and they can be programmed to warn you if you’re close to your credit limit.
- PAYG Smart Meters have the added benefit of being able to top up online or over the phone, as well as in the usual way through a Paypoint outlet. To find out more, click here.
Smart Metering Installation Code of Practice
The Smart Metering Code of Practice (SMICoP) is the set of rules or standards that all energy suppliers must follow when installing a new Smart Meter. You can read the full SMICoP or find out more by visiting the SMICoP website.
For more information on SMICoP you can download information here.