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Why you should get a smart meter for your small business

Winter is an expensive time of year and as the cold weather kicks in it is easy to use more energy than you realise. Smart meters can help you to understand your energy use, and can become an essential tool for taking control of energy bills and cutting back on costs. 


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Smart meters are the new generation of gas and electricity meters and are being rolled out by energy suppliers to homes and small businesses across Great Britain.

If you’re a small business with fewer than 10 employees, then you may be able to upgrade to a smart meter. Just speak to your energy supplier to find out if you’re eligible. If your business is based at home, then you won’t miss out, as all homes will be offered one as part of the residential rollout.

Some suppliers will offer you a smart meter for your business at no extra cost, whilst others may charge you for the installation or access to your energy data. Your supplier will be able to tell you more about what they are offering.

Once you have a smart meter, you’ll be confident you’re only paying for the energy that your business has used. It will send meter readings straight to your supplier, meaning that you will get an up to date and accurate bill – removing the hassle of estimated bills and manual meter readings.

You’ll also have access to your energy data and be able to monitor your usage. You may be surprised to see how much energy you’re using and on what, but once you have this information you can take action to reduce demand and save money. Being able to keep track of energy costs accurately can have a real impact on budgeting and managing cash flow. 

Shopping around for the best deal can be time-consuming, but your smart meter will give you the information you need to make smarter decisions when choosing a supplier and tariff. In the future, smart meters will enable you to switch more quickly and easily to the best deal, saving you time, energy and money.

You can find out more about getting a smart meter for your small business on the Smart Energy GB website

If you need any help cutting your energy costs, give our friendly team a call on 0808 808 2268.

 

 

Our support to reduce your business costs are funded by the Scottish Government and by the European Regional Development Fund through the £73 million Resource Efficiency Circular Economy Accelerator Programme.

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