While price rises from energy suppliers remain high, nearly 20,000 homes across the UK are able to monitor their precise energy usage through a smart gas meter.
Gas smart meters offer far more reliable information about everyday gas usage and also result in more accurate billing as they feature two-way communications that allows energy firms to send remote updates of relevant meter configurations or changes to customer tariffs, reports Engineer Live.
While improving contact with the supplier, customers can use the minute-by-minute information to work out the precise details of their energy usage and so plan more efficient domestic practices and help tackle climate change at the same time by lowering their emissions.
Extensive trials are currently underway in the UK to explore the effects of wider nationwide roll-out within the next few years.
Energy companies continue to charge high prices after the cost hikes of last year and the government has been promoting efficiency as the best way to reduce fuel poverty since autumn 2008.
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