Could a smart meter help landlords save?
by Morag Lyall
A smart meter could help landlords save money and improve their carbon footprint.
According to Dick Strawbridge, presenter of BBC Two's It's Not Easy Being Green, using a smart meter such as the AlertMe monitor, "you can see what you are spending and saving real-time, and this information is fundamental".
He added: "The tough thing is that people need to want to save this money – but who doesn't want to save money?"
While many landlords might get tenants to pay for bills in their tenancy agreements
, they could be more likely to get quality tenants if they advertise that the property allows them to monitor their energy usage with a smart meter.
Ultimately, Mr Strawbridge said that it is up to the energy suppliers to provide information to consumers on how to save energy.
However, according to a survey by Marketiers, eight out of ten consumers say that the advice they get from energy companies is useless.
Published on: July 6, 2010
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