Measuring energy consumption in real-time, smart meters are taking the UK by storm. At Tariff.com, we understand that managing your utilities is challenging. That’s why we recommend switching to a smart meter from our trusted suppliers, so you can say goodbye to meter readings and embark on an easier road to energy efficiency.
A smart meter is a device that automatically monitors your gas and electricity consumption and provides real-time displays of your energy usage. The screen display clearly outlines the exact energy consumption of specific activities, such as boiling a kettle, by indicating the increase in usage.
With smart meters, you’ll be able to see the exact cost of each activity, making it easier to target energy-hungry activities in your business. Plus, unlike a regular meter, a smart meter communicates directly with your energy provider through wireless technologies to transmit automatic meter readings.
With the UK government commitment to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, it’s time for businesses to step up. Installing a smart meter is a simple step that helps you target energy inefficiencies in your business by tracking energy consumption in real-time. Smart meters enable you to monitor your consumption, identify areas for improvement, and set feasible targets to increase your efficiency. Reducing your energy usage is beneficial in reducing your role in global warming, with lower rates of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere and trapping heat.
Upgrading to a smart meter has benefits for your business too, with the ability to see and stop unnecessary activities that cost you the most. You can also rest assured that with a smart meter, you’ll never be overcharged based on bill estimates, as readings are automatically sent to your supplier for an accurate bill calculation.
Benefits Of Having A Smart Meter
Tariff.com can help you find the best tariff for your business type and energy usage. Our team will take a detailed look at your business and search the market to find the best deal for you, taking the stress out of switching. If you don’t already have one, we’ll likely recommend that one of our providers install one for you, so that you can measure your consumption and get a better rate.
The team at Tariff has provided Trans4orm Fitness with a fantastic service from start to finish. Following their expert advice, we opted to procure our energy long-term to protect the business from increases in prices, and as such we saved over £16,000 a year! We’re now using 100% Green Electricity too, which is important to be sustainable for our customers.
Our Account Manager Rachael has provided Elite Group with a fantastic service from start to finish. She audited and reviewed our Energy for multiple sites, aligned all of our contracts to one supplier and one end date. Rachael also forward procured our energy before the price increases, and has saved us thousands a year by doing this. I would highly recommend working with them and see how they can help your organisation!
The service we received from the Tariff team was second to none. They understood the requirements of the organisation and offered a professional service. The Tariff team were able to save us money on our energy and this was even more so important for us being a charity returning from the effects of COVID-19. I would use Tariff again!
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I rarely give public testimonials, but I’d like to recommend Tariff.com as an outstanding energy consultation service. Aside from recommending Tariff.com as a company, because personal recommendations based on experiences and feedback are the strongest of all, the benefits of using Tariff.com are factual and more welcome.
No- it is not a legal requirement to have a smart meter for your business. However, the government is rolling out smart meters at a rapid rate, and most suppliers offer better tariffs for those who do have one. This means it’s likely to be in your best interest to have one installed, so that you can access the best deals.
Installing a smart meter is quick and easy, taking less than a day for installation. Your electricity and gas will need to be switched off during this period, but after installation your smart reader will start calculating your energy consumption immediately, so you can start to make savings.
Most smart readers have adjustable settings, so you can control how often you send meters your supplier. Depending on your preference, you can send your readings half hourly, daily or monthly. As long as your business sends an automatic meter reading at least once a month, you’ll receive accurate calculations of your usage from your supplier.
With the ability to save an average of 3% off your annual energy bill, switching to a smart meter is a change worth making for your business. The ability to monitor your energy consumption in real-time allows you to track and modify habits that are adding to your costs and carbon emissions the most. On top of this, you’ll receive more accurate billing and have a more positive environmental impact.
The Data Communication Company (DCC) is responsible for maintaining Britain’s smart meter network, which connects smart meters to suppliers. This network has two layers of encryption to keep your data extra secure. Plus, information such as your name, address and bank details are not stored on your smart meter and are not visible to the DCC.
To arrange switching to a smart meter, contact our team at Tariff.com today. Our team are happy to provide guidance and answer any questions you have.