The use of smart meters is becoming increasingly popular as electric companies across the United States modernize their operations. Still, many homeowners aren’t sure what the difference is between a smart meter or a traditional meter, and some may not be aware that one has already been installed on their property. At Mr. Electric of Fort Worth, we provide high quality residential and commercial electrical services for North Texas property owners, including energy monitor installations, energy audits, routine inspections, wiring upgrades, smart home device integrations and more. Are you interested in learning more about smart meters and how they can help you save more money? Here is some helpful information that can help you reach your goals.
What Is Smart Electricity Meter?
A smart electric meter utilizes a two-way radio signal that can transmit usage information directly to the local utility company. Rather than relying on physical meter reading to determine your monthly bill, data is provided electronically, giving your electric company more accurate information. If your electric meter was installed or replaced after January 2009, there is a good chance that you already have a smart meter. By 2020, it is estimated that more than 80% of homeowners in America will have upgraded.
Smart Meter Benefits for Property Owners and Electric Companies
Smart meters offer a lot of incentives for both utility providers and home and business owners. First, daily energy use data can be available to both resident and electric company. This can be used to achieve lower monthly bills and to reduce negative environmental impact. Also, analog meters can only be read every other month, due to the limitations of labor and time. So, the utility companies must estimate your usage, which is often wildly inaccurate. Since smart meters provide up to date information, homeowners can save a lot of money long term. Smart meters can also help the utility company quickly locate any power outages, so the problem can be resolved fast, rather than relying on residents to call and report issues individually.
What to Do If You Don’t Have a Smart Meter Installed
Has your local utility company been slow to adopt smart technology? Do you want more data about your daily energy usage, so you can improve your efficiency and decrease your overhead expenses? Our certified electricians can install a power consumption meter or electrical usage monitor at your electrical panel so you can have access to in depth analytics surrounding your unique energy needs.
Do You Want to Monitor Your Energy Usage? Call Mr. Electric of Fort Worth Today
Are you ready to maximize your property’s energy efficiency while saving more cash long term? Then get the help you need today by calling the experts at Mr. Electric of Fort Worth. Our certified, licensed and insured electricians are always ready to help you improve the safety and dependability of your electrical system. Contact our office for more information about our wide variety of commercial and residential electrical services or to schedule an appointment with an experienced electrician in Fort Worth, White Settlement, Benbrook, Lake Worth, Haslet, Saginaw, Arlington, Burleson, HEB, Keller, North Richland Hills, Weatherford, Aledo, Southlake, or a nearby DFW area neighborhood.