Over the past year or so I have been speaking about how smart meters are rolling out across the UK, in my last post I looked at what some real users of smart meters were saying about how they have helped them really save money on their energy bills.
However, as the months past there are more people having smart meters fitted and us such there is more feedback and information on how they are really working for the people of the UK.
For the basis of this post I am using a survey conducted independently on behalf Smart Energy UK and saw 10,000 people spoken to about their journey with smart meters.
Perhaps one of the biggest findings of this survey is how smart meters are standing the test of time, as researchers have found that 78% of respondents are still checking their meters on a regular (at least a couple of times a month) basis. Meaning it does have staying power and is in fact something that people will keep using month on month to check their energy usage and hopefully see how they can reduce it to keep those bills down.
Other findings from the survey indicate that 84% of people now feel they have a better understanding of the energy usage, while 80% of people with a smart meter have taken at least one step to help bring down their energy bills.
However, most telling of all, when it comes to the acceptance of smart meters in UK homes, is that a huge 79% of the people surveyed would recommend smart meters to friends and family. If you would like to read the full results of the survey just click here.
Personally I will be getting a smart meter fitted when I am offered one, as not only do I like the fact it lets you get a real grasp on the energy you are using around the home, but it also sends readings directly to the company, so no more estimated bills.
If you are yet to have a smart meter fitted, then never fear as everyone in the UK will be offered the chance to upgrade free of charge by 2020.
What do you think of the idea of a smart meter, is it something you are looking to have installed in your home?