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Smart Metering

Smart Meters are devices which accurately measure gas and electricity usage.

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Automatic Meter Readings

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Visible Display Of Energy Use

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What is a Smart Meter?

Smart gas and electricity meters record half-hourly price and usage data which provide your supplier with automatic readings, saving you the hassle of doing it yourself. They calculate your cost automatically, depending on how much electricity or gas you have used, instead of giving an average reading it is precise and allows your supplier to bill you for the exact amount you have used.

Smart Meters put an end to estimated billing, as it will automatically and wirelessly send meter readings to your energy supplier which means you won’t be at risk of overpaying or underpaying for your bill. In the long run, smart meters save households huge sums of money as you can actively see your usage and manage it accordingly.

When installing a Smart Meter, you may have two (one for gas and one for electricity) and you’ll be offered an In-Home Display which will show your usage should you want to monitor it. Smart meters and IHD’s connect to one another and also link to the secure national Smart Meter network.

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Advantages of Having a Smart Meter

There are plenty of advantages for Smart Meters, they don’t particularly have any disadvantages at all – they should be a staple in every home.

The main advantage of Smart Meters is money management, without Smart Meters, you could pay too little or too much to your energy supplier. Paying too little could land you in a lot of debt so having accurate meter readings sent directly to your supplier is ideal when assuring you have correct rates.

Convenience is also a big factor when it comes to Smart Meters, having a digital device that automatically sends your readings without lifting a finger is extremely easy – you don’t have to do anything! With how busy our daily life can be, having a secure method which informs your supplier is ideal.

Not only will you have personal benefits, but there will be national benefits too. Engineers will know when power cuts have occurred a lot faster, gaining important information about what caused them. Environmentally, Smart Meters mean you only use heat that is necessary and reduce our reliance on imported fossil fuels.

How To Get a Smart Meter

Getting a Smart Meter has never been easier – the government has required energy suppliers in England, Scotland and Wales to provide the option of Smart Meters to their customers.

Contact Gaeltel today to speak with us about which provider out there might best suit your business’s needs.

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