Intelli Heat electric radiators– the smart meter’s best friend
By the end of this year 95% of housing in the social sector is expected to reach the Decent Homes standard, according to the government. But as one Whitehall target is met another is set, with 2020 now being D-Day for all homes in Britain to have so-called ‘smart meters’ installed.
The move was announced in May by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, which also launched a consultation in to the plan. The scheme is aimed at allowing people to gain ‘real time’ information about their energy use – the theory is that seeing how much electricity is being used is a primary driver in reducing this usage.
We support this theory and know from experience that savings of up to 20% can be made when a intelli heat electric radiators and power monitoring system is installed in a domestic property. However, already there are murmurs that the meters being discussed by government will not be quite smart enough. Yes, they will make estimated bills obsolete, negate the need for meter readings, allow easier switching between energy suppliers and provide scope for suppliers to offer better energy deals. But the technology – and products – already exist to work in conjunction with electric radiators and smart meters and deliver even greater control of devices within the home.