A touch of class in your home
Take a look at the latest touch screen displays to monitor energy usage.
The energy displays are the first of a new generation, which are small and fully portable. Linking directly to smart electricity and gas meters, these gadgets are capable of showing detailed information of energy use in pounds and pence and in real time.
You will be able to compare your gas and electricity use by the hour, day, week and year and even set your own energy targets. A simple traffic light system will act as a warning for when large amounts of electricity are being used – giving you the chance to switch off some lights and stay in control of your bills.
The new energy display – developed by global smart metering leader, Landis+Gyr - will be rolled out to homes at the same time as British Gas’s next generation smart meter.
Use of smart meters and displays means that you only pay for the energy you use and will no longer get estimated bills.
The Energy Saving Trust estimates that this can equate to a household saving of up to 10% on energy bills – that’s a cash saving of £105 a year.
All UK homes will be fitted with a smart meter by 2019. British Gas has the largest roll-out of smart meters with nearly 400,000 in homes and businesses across the UK already using this technology.
Dean Keeling, Managing Director of British Gas Smart Homes, commented:
"We want people to understand the energy they use and make informed choices about when to use it and how to save it. The new smart meters and energy displays are the foundations for doing this. That’s why we’re rolling out these user-friendly, sleek display units to British Gas homes."
As a British Gas customer, you can expect to receive a smart meter as part of a phased roll out across the country.
What the energy displays and smart meters will bring to your home
- Current energy usage
Give you visibility of your electricity and gas consumption, including costs in pounds and pence in real time. This means you can accurately manage energy usage and make changes according to your household budget.
- Previous energy usage
Showing this in half hour slots or daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal or even annual breakdowns. This means that you can compare your energy usage month on month and year on year, and make changes to your energy consumption habits.
- Setting realistic targets
The innovative and interactive touch screen display enables you to set a user profile based on a few simple questions about your property, such as, the number of rooms, property type and number of residents. This allows you to budget your energy consumption against realistic and relevant targets.
- Tariff information
You will be able to see full and accurate information on your tariff via the energy display screen.
- Renewable energy data
If your household has ‘energy generating technology’ already – such as solar panels – then you will be able to use the energy display to view how much energy they are generating. As with overall usage figures and cost this can be displayed in both real time and as an historical breakdown.
- No more estimated bills or meter readings
Smart meters will automatically send your meter readings to British Gas, meaning an end to meter reads and estimated bills. You will be billed for your exact use.
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