Save money and cut your energy spending even if you don’t have a smart meter installed
Some of the UK’s largest energy suppliers are reserving their cheapest deals for customers who agree to have a digital smart meter installed in their home, a recent investigation has been able to find.
British Gas, EDF Energy and First Utility customers who do not want the new technology are being denied savings of up to £111 a year, the report suggests. Furthermore, another supplier, E.ON is forcing customers who sign up to its deals to agree to being contacted about smart meters at any time.
Experts say suppliers have started using smart meter-only tariffs as the latest tactic to pressure customers into changing their meters.
Suppliers have been told by the Government to try to install smart meters in all the UK’s 50 million homes and businesses by the end of 2020. If they fail to do enough, they face fines of up to £7 billion.
HeatingSave – leading developers of Smart Energy Monitoring and Management Systems
The HeatingSave Building Energy Monitor is a wireless management system that collects information from sensors placed in a building. It is unobtrusive and causes minimal disruption during installation. The system collects internal and external temperature data, along with information on how the heating system works and details of energy use. It also monitors the way a building is used in terms of its occupancy and the occupants’ activities and lifestyles.
Using a password protected standard WiFi connection, sensors can quickly be set up to review and quantitatively analyse the data with user-friendly software graphics, via a laptop, PC, mobile phone or tablet-based device.
A cable connection to the building router also enables data to be uploaded to HeatingSave’s cloud storage servers, where it can be analysed by sophisticated software. This provides a clear understanding of the real impact of energy efficiency measures, for example through pre-installation analysis and post-installation monitoring.
Building owners can access their energy usage details online to help them manage energy use more efficiently. This information is presented using a dashboard system that provides consolidated and drill down views of the energy use data.
Uniquely to HeatingSave, with only a few modifications, the Energy Monitor can also be used for controlling heating and electricity consumption within a dwelling, for even better savings.
If you’d like to find out more about the HeatingSave Building Energy Monitor and just how easily it can be deployed within any home, just contact us, and we’ll be more than happy to answer any of your questions and queries.