Energy conservation made simple with a Smart Meter

 I am working with Brit Mums and British Gas on a campaign to help educate about energy conservation. As a budgeting mum this is a case  close to my heart. But also as a green mum I care deeply about the worlld we are preserving for our children. Reducing energy use makes sense on so many levels.

There are so many ways to save energy . I have 5 top resolutions this year about saving energy that I think are simple enough for use to actually achieve,

1. Put on a jumper and a pair of socks before we ever turn up the heating.
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2. Make sure we walk to school whenever the weather is fine and it isn’t guitar, swimming and packed lunch on the same day!!
3. Always take shopping bags with us when we go shoppping  to avoid using plastic carrier bags.
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4.  Bath the kids together wherever possible and encourage showers.
5. Turn off chargers when not in use don’t  leave them plugged in.
Couldn’t be easier really could they? Apparently you need to do something new 21 times before it becomes a new habit so it has to be something achievable. A good way of measuring whether these new habits have made a difference to our energy consumption is to use a smart meter.
 The UK Government, along with others around the world,  has committed to reduce energy usage and has set a target for all UK homes to have a smart meter by 2019. The accuracy that smart meters provide lets us forecast energy use
throughout the day, across the country. This means we can become more efficient in how we generate the nation’s power, producing cleaner, greener electricity. Clever stuff!
“I’m participating in the British Gas Smart Meter campaign. Smart meters work with an in-home display to show how much energy you’re using in pounds and pence. You can see how much you’re spending by leaving your phone
charger plugged in all the time, or the heating on at night. And when you can really see how much you’re using, you can start to make small changes to become more efficient. Smart Meters automatically send British Gas readings so they
represent the end of estimated bills! British Gas is committed to install 1.5 million smart meters by the end of 2012.
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Gas Smart Meter
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3 Comments

  1. January 4, 2012 / 11:16 am

    Really good post–and I ESPECIALLY love the first tip–put a jumper on first. Several times I’ ve heard my teen son say ‘Im cold!’ when he’s sitting there in a t-shirt!

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  3. May 26, 2015 / 7:11 am

    Right! smart meters are good things to start changing one’s habit from wasteful to thrift one. House owners should try this to at least save dollars.

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