Smarter Energy: Getting To Grips With In-Home Display
You don’t need to look at your energy meter anymore – that’s one of the benefits often identified with the implementation of Smart Energy Meters.
Instead you get an In-Home Display unit, sometimes shortened to IHD, that tells you pretty much everything you need to know about your energy consumption.
If you have used one of the third party energy meters you probably already have an idea of what to expect but what about these new smart energy meter display units? What are they like and what do they offer?
By 2019, the plan is, all homes in Great Britain should have received some form of in-home display unit so it really is something we have to get used to. If you are anything like me then on the day of installation it will get installed, you will get a walk-through from an engineer, and you will probably nod agreeably at the engineer whilst staring wide eyed at the numbers and buttons and wonder what it’s all about. With this in mind in this article we are going to take a look at the Landis+Gyr in-home display unit (model number 5262C) that is currently supplied by British Gas (this is not the pebble one you see on the adverts – that is being launched later).
If you have used the other British Gas energy monitor you may be somewhat surprised at the size of the new smart meter (dimensions are around 165x105mm) but bear with it as there is much more information on offer.