What is a smart meter?

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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 £84 per year by using a smart meter, so it’s definitely worth exploring.
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 a LED screen. This makes it easy to monitor your energy consumption and keep track of how much you are spending over time.
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