Unless you are a hermit living in a cave somewhere, you can’t have failed to notice that there’s a big campaign at the moment to encourage people to switch over to smart meters. The main premise of this is that they can save you money on your energy bills. What exactly is a smart meter, and what are the pros and cons?
What is a smart meter?
As of June 2018, there were more than 12 million smart meters installed in the UK. The government’s target is that all homes should have them by 2020. Many people equate smart meters with the little monitor that sits on your sideboard and glows red when you switch on the kettle, but that’s only part of the story.
The meter part is also important because unlike an old-fashioned meter, a smart one can talk to the energy supplier via the mobile phone … Read More