As part of the government’s national smart meter rollout, every home in England, Scotland and Wales is entitled to get a smart meter installed by 2020. Smart meters replace your old gas and electric meters and take automatic, accurate readings which you can see in pounds and pence on your in-home smart meter display. That means you’ll be able to monitor your energy use and only pay for what you use.
If you choose to have one with an in-home display you’ll be able to see exactly how much money you’re spending on energy, right down to pounds and pence. So whenever you pop the kettle on you’ll see an instant increase in electricity use on screen. It’s the same for gas – turn on your boiler and your smart meter will show how much energy it’s using. Watch our video below for a more detailed explanation: