You can get a smart meter from your energy supplier at no extra cost.
Smart meters are the new generation of gas and electricity meters. They show you the amount of energy you use as you use it and how much you are spending in pounds and pence. Between now and 2020, gas and electricity suppliers across Great Britain are replacing our traditional meters with smart meters at no extra cost.
There are lots of ways you can cut down energy use in your home, which will help you save money on your energy bills. Here are a few tips from our friends at Energy Saving Trust. With a few, small changes you could save over £160 a year.
Turning any central heating thermostats down by one degree could save you between £8O and £95 every year.
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Turning off your lights when you’re not in the room could save you around £13 a year. Similarly, if you turn computer equipment off at the wall, instead of leaving it on standby, you could save £8 a year.
By setting the washing machine to wash at 30 degrees rather than at higher temperatures, you could save around £16 a year. You could also save £129 a year on electricity by drying clothes on a clothesline instead of using a tumble dryer.
lt is a recognised fact that simply by monitoring power usage, bills can be cut for all users, from householders to commercial and industrial operators. We are already supplying wireless monitoring systems for domestic and commercial use.
On the domestic side, we normally expect to see energy bills reduced by some 20%, more for commercial installations.” The Government is new consulting on the details of the scheme For more details please visit the DECC website (www.dec.gov.u.k).