Make Sure You Don’t Overpay For Your Energy This Winter | TOTUM
Ben Hayward October 11th
2021

For many students and other young people, this year could well be your first away from home.

And with all the news about energy price rises at the moment, looking after your own bills while also trying to keep your home heated over the winter could seem like quite a daunting task - but don’t worry, there is one big thing you can do to help keep things under control!

Worried about energy prices this winter? 

A smart meter enables accurate billing, helping take the stress out of budgeting and putting you back in control. Get in touch with your energy supplier about installing a smart meter* 

What do smart meters do? 

The smart meter in-home display (IHD) shows you how much energy you are using in near-real time so you can see exactly how much you're spending on energy - rather than waiting for your energy bill.

Why should I get one? 

Once you have a smart meter you could get your energy bills under control by using the smart meter IHD to identify what appliances are using loads of energy. For example, you could save around £35 a year just by remembering to turn your appliances off standby mode**.

How do I get one? 

If you pay the energy bill yourself simply phone your energy provider to register your interest. The time it takes to get one installed will depend on where you live and which energy provider you are with. If your landlord pays the energy bill directly, ask them to contact the energy provider to request a smart meter for your property. 

Find out more about smart meters from Smart Energy GB and check out our website for more information about saving energy at home. Our Instagram post has some advice – follow us for more tips! 

Remember to tell us your sustainability pledge for this academic year. By pledging, you’re in with the chance of winning a pair of return LNER tickets OR £25! 🚂💸

*Eligibility may vary. Consumer action is required.

**Data courtesy of the Energy Saving Trust, 2021.

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