Smart meters. Start saving on energy with smart meters
What are smart meters?
Smart meters are self-reading gas and electricity meters that show how much energy you’re using in pounds and pence – so it’s easy to keep an eye on how much you’re spending.
Can cut costs
They help by making you more aware of the energy you’re using around your home. Get Smart and you could start saving.
Smart meters automatically send your meter readings to us, so you’ll get more accurate bills without having to lift a finger.
Set an energy budget and your smart monitor will let you know if you’re on track – helping you to change habits and lower bills.
Pay as You Go meters. Smart Pay as You Go meters
Prefer to Pay As You Go? It’s easy to upgrade to our smart Pay As You Go meters.
Smart energy monitor. Making the most of your smart energy monitor
It’s easy to use. Set budgets to help you stay in control or keep an eye on your spending in real time – just put your smart energy monitor where you can see it.
More about your appointment. Installing your smart meters
We’ll ensure your home is ready and if we’re fitting both gas and electricity meters, it’ll take about two hours.
You’re in safe hands with our expert engineers
British Gas Smart Energy Experts undergo 12 months of rigorous training in our outstanding Ofsted-rated training centres. So we’ll fit your smart meter to high standards.
Not a British Gas customer yet?
To get a smart meter from us, we need to supply your energy. So why not get a quote today?
Frequently asked questions
What happens if they don't work?
When your smart meters are fitted, your engineer will test your metering equipment, along with your electricity and gas, to make sure it's all working properly. They’ll also set up your smart energy monitor and show you how it all works. If there’s a problem, our engineers can visit you, so repairs can be made as soon as possible.
Are smart meters accurate?
Smart meters are just as accurate as your traditional gas and electricity meters, if not more so. All smart meters undergo a rigorous testing process to ensure they’re compliant with UK and EU legislation.
How do I move suppliers if I have a smart meter?
You can switch energy supplier at any time and we’ll do everything we can to make sure you keep the benefits of smart metering. However, this service may be limited, or not supported by the new supplier. We’ll be rolling out second-generation SMETS2 smart meters soon, which means you’ll stay smart even if you switch energy suppliers. If you’ve got one of our SMETS1 meters – we’ll look to upgrade your meter remotely as soon as possible.
What’s the benefit of smart meters for customers?
Once you have a smart meter, you’ll find it easier to control the amount of energy you use by setting energy budgets – which will help you lower your bills. And you don’t have to send us meter readings to get accurate bills – it happens automatically.
How much will a smart meter increase costs for me?
They’re free to install as part of the government’s 2020 smart meter rollout. Just like the cost of the meters you have now or any cost of delivering energy to you, all form part of your bill. So, having a smart meter won't cost any more than your current meter.
How do I know if I can get smart meters fitted in my home?
When you book your smart meter installation online or contact us, we check to see if we can install a smart meter in your home and let you know.
British Gas is a signatory to the Smart Metering Installation Code of Practice (SMICoP) which has been approved by Ofgem.