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Why getting a Smart Meter is a smart choice?

Tired of shock energy bills? A smart meter and the in-home display (IHD) could help you to better manage your energy consumption.

What is a smart meter?

Smart meters are the next generation of gas and electricity meters. They are being installed in homes across Great Britain at no extra cost, to replace traditional meters. They measure how much gas and electricity is being used in a household, as well as what it’s costing, and show this on a handy in-home display (IHD).

For anyone who is blind, partially sighted, or has difficulties with dexterity or memory loss, an Accessible in-home display (AIHD) could make tracking energy usage easier.

Benefits of using smart meters

See what you are spending:

A smart meter could help you with your household budgeting. The IHD offered with your smart meter, shows you in near-real time the amount of energy you use in pounds and pence. Allowing you to keep a closer eye on your energy spending habits. This could help you find ways to reduce energy waste around your home and save money.

Switching with a smart meter

Smart meters could also help you switch to a better deal, as you’ll have accurate energy usage information which can help you choose the supplier and tariff that suits you best

No more manual readings

Manual readings will become a thing of the past as smart meters send your gas and electricity readings directly and securely to your energy supplier, so you don’t have to.

Works with prepay

With a smart prepay meter, it’s easier to see what remaining credit you’ve got left using your IHD, so you can avoid the lights turning off at the most inconvenient times. It also means you can top up whenever it suits you – online, via mobile or at the shop.

Reduce carbon footprint

The nation’s electricity needs are expected to double by 2050, this means we need to upgrade our energy system. You can help Great Britain take a step in the right direction by installing a smart meter in your home. Smart meters are helping Britain save more energy, and helping you save on your bills too.

Find out more about smart meters.

Our Green Doctors can help with a range of services, and now getting informed on smart meters is one of them. If you know someone on a tight budget, a smart meter could practically make life easier for them. To find out more or to get other support with your energy bills call us on 0800 233 5255 or make a referral for a consultation with a Green Doctor.

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