Smart Meters Are A Better Option For Home Owners

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Long gone are the days where you had to worry about your gas and electricity bills being read correctly? There were always hassles about the non-smart meters being read correctly or not. The situation has changed. Now you can ask for and get the smart meters installed to do away with your energy billing and meter reading issues.

No more estimation. Smart meters see to it. In the past, you would go out on a vacation and if the billing quarter would fall in that period, then in most situations, the utility companies calculate your gas, electricity or your dual fuel bills. This is a certainty in case of non-smart one which are installed inside the house. They become far away to meter operators if one turns up to read it. Hence, bases the past consumption, the bills are estimated.

The reading of the meter is crucial to estimate the pattern of the consumption in addition. Earlier on, the billing companies assessed the average consumption yearly and in case of an calculate bill, the amount that was calculated would try and make up for any shortfalls in the average consumption, irrespective of whether the energy was used or not. In most of these situations, the customers found their bills to be grossly over estimated. While the amount being charged in excess would always get modificated against the future bills, the customer either would have to go down a cellar or any place and get actual non-smart meters’ readings or else pay the calculate bills in complete.

In the latter case, the customer would bear a lot of inconvenience in case of high bills in summer months. This has been cited as one of the biggest reasons for them to switch to a different energy supplier. Also, earlier on, the customers had to wait for non-smart one operator to turn up and read the non-smart ones and in case of an appointment, had to wait for whole day at times.

All these issues have been addressed and the solution lies in smart meters. The benefits of them are many. First of all they allow you to receive the most accurate bills for your gas and your electricity. They also allow you to receive an accurate assessment of your gas and electricity consumption over quarters, or if you choose to do so, on a monthly basis. They report the exact reading at the time of the generation of the bill and consequently you do not have to pay any amount in excess of what you have consumed. It also eliminates the problem of monotonous meter reading and also any room for calculate reading. They automatically report the reading, the bill is generated and dispatched and you can pay it right away. If you have assessed your consumption right, then you can opt for paying the bills using a direct debit facility in addition.

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