Smart energy meters are beginning to replace traditional electric and gas meters and can help homeowners and tenants better understand their energy usage. This allows you to make small adjustments to the way you use energy at home that can quickly add up to big savings.
How smart meters work
Smart meters connect wirelessly to energy monitors connected to your gas and electricity supply. The meter will then give you a read out of exactly how much gas and electric you are using in real time. This information is transmitted directly to your energy supplier meaning they do not need to visit your home to carry out a meter reading.
Cut your carbon footprint and your bills
By letting you keep track of exactly how much gas and electric you are using at any given moment, you can quickly see how much energy different appliances use. This can help you make intelligent choices about how you use various appliances. For example, seeing in real time the effect that turning down your thermostat has can help you find the optimum temperature for comfort and energy efficiency.
Save even more with a new boiler
If you are serious about saving money and your boiler is over 10 years old, you should consider upgrading to a newer model. Most older boilers are non-condensing, which means they are often as little as 60% efficient. This means up to 40% of the fuel you are paying for ends up being wasted!
A modern, A-rated condensing boiler will be at least 90% efficient, meaning you will need to use much less fuel to achieve the same results. The average household could save around £300 a year by making this switch, meaning a new boiler can quickly pay for itself.
If you want to save money with a new boiler in Bristol, DHS are a company you can rely on. With over 40 years’ experience in the trade, we have the expertise to help you choose the most cost-effective boiler for your needs and guarantee a top quality installation every time. To find out more or to request a quote, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.