What is an energy monitor?

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Keep track of your energy usage.

An energy monitor can help you save money on your gas and electricity bills. These small devices show you the areas in your home where your usage is the highest. This enables you to conserve energy in these areas, reduce your bills and help the environment by saving on valuable resources.

Features of your monitor include:

  • Historical and average usage data
  • The ability to monitor and calculate your energy usage and costs
  • Warnings when using a high volume of energy
  • Easy installation
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Not all energy monitoring devices are the same and a range are available with different features and can be purchased from online and high street shops such as Maplin, Amazon and The Owl. ***

Moneysavingexpert.com also has a rundown of the cheapest monitors available.

An energy monitor is unrelated to your home energy provider or your bills. You can install it yourself by simply clipping it to your energy meter and it will transmit to a wireless energy monitor handset. This is where you can view the data and decide how to reduce your home energy and in turn your bills.

What else can you do to lower your energy costs?

Either before or after you start using an energy monitor to keep track of your usage, switching to a cheaper tariff is one of the easiest ways to reduce your overall energy costs. We’ve made it easy with just four simple low priced tariffs to choose from.

*Average annual bill based on average usage of 3,100 kWh of electricity and 12,500 kWh of gas on a national basis.

** The price promise relates to the following competitor dual fuel tariffs (or any replacement tariffs as that company's Standard Tariff): British Gas - Standard, E.ON - Energy Plan, Scottish Power - Standard, npower - Standard, EDF - Standard (Variable), SSE - Standard Energy, in each case as offered directly by the relevant company with a Direct Debit payment method and paperless billing.
On a weekly basis we will compare the prices of this tariff against those listed above. The calculation will be based on average usage of 3,100kWh of electricity and 12,500kWh of gas on a national basis. If the cheapest average bill value based on average usage on a national basis of any of these tariffs falls below ours, then we will reduce our tariff to be lower than that average bill value within 60 days of your next Billing Cycle. These tariff comparisons will be listed on our website. National means “The Non-Exclusive Appointed Area” that shall mean any geographical area in mainland Great Britain.

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