What is a Smart Meter?

11th May 2013 written by Richard Hearne in the category Gas Articles

In a difficult financial climate, families and business owners need to be able to keep a close eye on their spending. Estimated energy bills can throw a spanner into even the most efficient of books, making it more difficult to monitor your budget when you can only guess at the amount you will be asked to pay next.

With a smart gas meter you can eliminate this ambiguity and start receiving real-time information about your gas usage and your expected bills. Not only does this allow you to manage your money more easily, it can also motivate you to reduce the amount of gas that you use. Early estimates suggest that the average household could save around £64 per year by using a smart meter, so it’s definitely worth exploring.

What is a Smart Gas Meter?

Smart meters replace your traditional gas meter to monitor the amount of gas that passes through your system. With the latest mobile communications technology they remain in contact with your energy supplier so that you no longer require a manual reading in order to record your usage.

Instead of displaying a baffling row of numbers or dials, your smart meter will give you straightforward record of how much gas you are using on an LED screen. This makes it easy to monitor your energy consumption and keep track of how much you are spending over time.

The Benefits of Being Smart

Installing a smart gas meter comes with a whole host of benefits including the following:

• No more manual meter readings
• No more estimated bills
• Easier budgeting
• Effective energy management
• Accurate reporting
• Easier to compare tariffs

Here at 1Gas we are gas meter installation specialists working across England, Wales and Scotland. Take a look around our website for details of the full range of services that we can offer to domestic and commercial customers and contact us today. Call us on 0800 644 0688 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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