How do I upgrade my business energy meter?
Have you thought about upgrading your business energy meter? With energy costs still sitting at a high rate, it’s important your business has the right energy meter. It can feel like a complicated process. But Flame Energy is here to help. Here’s a breakdown of how you can arrange for your meter to be upgraded.
Why would I need to upgrade my business’ energy meter?
There are two possible situations where you might need to upgrade your business energy meter. You could be upgrading to an Automated Meter Reading (AMR) System or a smart meter. If your energy usage is higher than what you had anticipated when you signed on for your energy contract, you might also need to upgrade your business’ energy meter. This is to make sure that they can accommodate for your actual usage.
Step One: Contact your energy supplier
The first step in upgrading your energy meter is to contract your energy management provider. Once you’ve reached out to us about changing your meter, we’ll be able to gather all the information you need to make an informed decision when it comes to upgrading your site’s meter. We’ll let you know whether upgrading is the best choice for you as well as the different options available to you.
Step Two: Choose the type of energy meter you need
There are several types of meters upgrades available, so you’ll need to decide on which option works best for your business. You could choose from a smart meter, a prepayment meter or an interval meter, such as a half hourly meter. Smart meters have become a more popular choice due to them allowing you to monitor your energy usage in real time. If you’re choosing a prepayment meter, you can pay for your energy in advance. Interval meters, like half hourly meters, will monitor your energy usage and send readings to your supplier in half hourly intervals.
Step Three: Schedule an appointment to upgrade your business energy meter
Once you’ve chosen the right type of energy meter for your business, the next step to take is to schedule an appointment to have your meter upgraded. Our team of experts will work with you to arrange a suitable date and time to upgrade your business’ meter. If you’re upgrading to a smart meter, this can usually be done remotely. However, upgrading to a half hourly meter will most likely require a physical installation process. Both of these options will cause minimal, if not no, disruption to your site’s operations. Once the new meter has been installed, our experts will test it to ensure everything works as it should.
What are the benefits of upgrading my business energy meter?
Upgrading your business’ energy meter can have a wealth of benefits. If you’re switching to a smart meter, you’ll be able to see real time data on exactly how much energy your site is using at a given point. This not only gives you more control over your energy usage, but can help you become more energy efficient, and in turn, reduce your carbon footprint. With a clearer idea of your energy consumption, you can make better informed decisions on how your business can become more sustainable through its energy usage. These decisions can also help to reduce your energy costs, through reducing your consumption.
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