Smart meters are a new generation of metering which allows real-time communication between your meter and your commercial energy supplier. This allows you to monitor energy consumption and costs at all times of the day and night and helps you identify times when you could be using less electricity. They can easily be installed into your business premises and is often installed for free.
How can a Smart Meter can save your business money and lower your carbon footprint?
For example, have you considered tracking how much electricity your business consumes outside of office hours? You may be surprised how much is used and how much this costs. A Smart Meter can log electricity consumption from early evening, through the night and into the following morning then inform you of this cost. Now try these ‘energy saving tips’ at the end of the next working day;
- All electrical appliances are turned off
- All computers, monitors and printers are turned off
- All heating is turned off and windows are shut
- All lights are turned off
Your Smart Meter can now calculate the difference in costs of these two readings. Regardless of how much or little this saving is, you are now saving this amount every day! Your annual saving may be substantial.
Now monitor your electricity usage through business hours too. Are there times of excessive usage? If so, work out why and practice ways to use less electricity so your paying even cheaper business electricity bills and lowering your carbon footprint further.
These type of meters are designed to help us all use less energy and much time and effort is being taken to make us aware of them and of the many advantages they offer.
Now is the perfect time consider a commercial Smart Meter installation!