Energy monitoring unit
- See an estimated view of how much electricity you use
- Find out how much this is costing in kWh
- Identify which appliances are costing you the most
We believe that when it comes to understanding your energy usage, seeing really is believing. In order to gain a full understanding of your gas and electricity usage, patterns and costs it is important you can actually see this information in real time. An energy monitoring unit can help with this.
An energy monitoring unit is a remote, digital monitor that works independently of your existing smart or standard meter. Energy monitoring units do not offer the full functionality of a smart meter and they are not 100% accurate, but they will provide you with a visible, quick estimated view of how much electricity you use at certain times of the day. They also display how much you are paying and the level of CO2 your household is emitting.
Buy an energy monitoring unit
Energy monitoring units are available to purchase from First Utility for £35.To place your order contact our Customer Service team on 01926 320 700.
Helping you to recycle
- Helping to recycle your energy monitoring unit
Recycling facilities are now available for all our customers at which you can deposit your old electrical products. This is a requirement under UK and European legislation (The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment – or WEEE – Directive). The aim of the legislation is to;
Make good use of the materials that make up old electrical equipment by recycling rather than disposing in landfill.
Prevent the negative environmental effects of sending often hazardous electrical equipment to landfill.
As a conscientious energy supplier, First Utility have chosen to group together with other suppliers in joining the ‘Distributor Take Back Scheme’. Through this scheme, we have paid towards the provision of improved recycling facilities for all our customers.
Funding collected through the Distributor Take Back Scheme, has been distributed between all Local Authorities in the UK to ensure the provision of improved recycling facilities.
- Where to dispose of your energy monitoring unit
Wherever reasonably practical, old electrical waste should not be disposed of with your household waste. You can locate your closest participating collection site at www.recycle-more.co.uk . Please remember to have your postcode to hand.
- Other useful information
UK households dispose of over 1.2 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste every year. This is the equivalent of 150,000 double decker buses and would be enough to fill the new Wembley Stadium 6 times over.
Much of the UK’s electronic waste ends up in landfill sites, where toxins put communities at risk. Failure to segregate any type of recyclable material in the home will usually result in items being disposed of in a landfill site or being incinerated.
To remind you to recycle, all new electrical products are now marked with a crossed out wheeled bin symbol.