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					Say Goodbye to Estimated Bills with the Smart Meter

Having an A-rated boiler in your home can save you hundreds of pounds on your annual bills. The price of boilerjuice can
make the price of gas and electricity rise each year, but installing a smart meter can save you money. The meter sends your
quarterly bills to the energy supplier, so you can say goodbye to estimated bills forever.

Although smart meters are not yet a household necessity, they can help you discover what you spend most of your energy
on. As the meter readings are accurate, having a smart meter in your home makes it much easier to move suppliers. The
Department of Energy and Climate Change propose that smart meters will help to reduce the carbon footprint of 53 million
households in the UK. Ofgem E Serve will be facilitating the smart meter programme, with the aim to supply all households
by 2020.

The Technology of Smart Meters

The smart meter can read an accurate energy bill in two ways:

   • Inbuild card: A similar size to those found in mobile phones, the card sends an accurate reading to the utility
     company.
   • Long range radio: This method may not be currently active, since energy companies are still conducting research.


Households with a smart meter fitted will no longer incur visits from meter reader who need to gain access to a property, nor
will you have to send your meter readings through the post to gain an accurate bill each quarter. Electricity companies can
often overestimate a quarterly gas and electricity reading, so you may notice a significant difference to your monthly bill.

Smart Meters Can Help You Make Smarter Choices

Energy companies may be able to offer you an attractive tariff better suited to your energy usage, plus a move to another
supplier will run more smoothly. You will only receive accurate bills, as the meter automatically sends the reading to the
utility company, plus you can also discover which items are costing you more money. Turning off items left on standby,
including the TV, can create a substantial difference to your monthly or quarterly bill, as they can use up to 80 percent of
electricity.

How Smart Meters Benefit Suppliers

There is no more need to send out paper billing, as all readings can be checked online. Smart meters can help suppliers to
run an efficient service, and there will be a significant saving on their budget, since they will no longer have to employ
meter readers to visit properties. Some energy suppliers are well ahead of the scheme and can offer new customers the smart
meter, but there is no harm in asking your current supplier whether you can have a smart meter fitted. There should be no
additional charge.




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Description: Having an A-rated boiler in your home can save you hundreds of pounds on your annual bills. The price of boilerjuice can make the price of gas and electricity rise each year, but installing a smart meter can save you money. The meter sends your quarterly bills to the energy supplier, so you can say goodbye to estimated bills forever.