Smart meters are a new technology designed to replace old gas and electricity meters. They come with may benefits; including more accurate bills, the ability to monitor energy usage, and allowing energy suppliers to more effectively monitor demand.

The UK government have plans to phase out old analogue meters and put a smart meter in every home & business by 2020. Although they are not mandatory, some people feel pressured into having a smart meter fitted and are concerned about their data security.

The infographic below was designed by homeinsurance.org and runs down the pros and cons of owning a smart meter.

You can find more detailed information about smart meters in this article titled “What is a smart meter and how do they work?

Check out the infographic below, and click or tap the image for the full-size version.

smart meters infographic

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