What are the benefits of smart meters?

What are the benefits of smart meters?

By: Shell Energy

31 Aug 2023

What are the benefits of smart meters?

By now, the majority of UK households have a smart meter. But what are the advantages of smart meters? And why should you get one? Here, we’ll explore the benefits smart meters can offer you, and the nation as a whole.

Why should you get a smart meter?

Smart meters can help you make more energy-conscious decisions, which could save you money and reduce your carbon emissions. This is why smart meters are key to shaping the future of energy. Other benefits include:

Bills that are true to your exact energy use

Wouldn’t it be nice if your bills were based on actual readings and not estimates? Smart meters automatically send readings to your energy supplier – detailing exactly how much energy you’ve used. So your bills are 100% accurate, 100% of the time.

Bills are easier to predict

With the in-home display that comes with your smart meter, you’ll know how much energy you’re using, and how much you’re spending – down to the penny. It also gives you daily, weekly, and monthly breakdowns of your energy use – so your bills are easier to predict.

More control of your spending

With a smart meter, there’s no more guessing how much you’re spending. Your in-home display (IHD) tells how much you’ve spent on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. This can help you find smarter ways to save energy, and better ways to manage your budget.

Automatic meter readings

Smart meters make managing your home energy effortless. There’s no need to worry about manual meter readings – that’s a thing of the past. Your smart meter sends them to us for you, automatically. So that’s one less thing on your to-do list.

Reduce environmental impact

Smart meters can help you reduce your energy consumption, which means reducing your carbon footprint. And because smart meters help the energy grid become more efficient, the nation can be less reliant on fossil fuels, and more reliant on renewables instead.

Quick and easy installation

Installation usually only takes an hour or two. Plus, we now have more smart meter appointments available sooner, at times that suit you. Simply book an appointment, and we’ll do the rest.

Available at no additional cost

What’s more? You can enjoy all the benefits of upgrading from an old meter to a new smart meter at no additional cost.

Join the millions of UK households making smarter decisions with their home energy.

Visit our smart meter page to book your installation today.