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Business Energy Meter Installation Guide

Need a business energy meter installed in your business property? Whether you’re moving into a new property or you need an old meter replaced. Our business energy meter guide is here to help.

Business energy contract due to renew? Call us on 0800 9777 000 or fill in our energy quote form to see how much you could save…

What is a business energy meter?

A business energy meter is a device which will measure the amount of energy you use in your business, to ensure you’re paying for your gas and electricity accurately. There are different types of energy meters available to businesses, so each business type is covered by a different meter. You should always check your business energy usage through your bills to ensure you’re paying the correct amount per month.

Why are energy meters important?

An energy meter will provide you with insight into your energy usage, allowing you to understand the amount you have used, and where you’re using it, so you can control your spending and lower your bills.

What types of energy meters are available for businesses?

Single-rate meters – With a single-rate meter you will be billed at a single rate for the electricity consumed, regardless of time or day of the week. This will be beneficial to consumers who use their electricity during the day, in places like schools or offices.

Two-rate meters – This is a meter that will provide two dates depending on the day and time it is consumed. The day and night rates seen on these meters usually have cheaper rates during the night. Users would need to plan when to use appliances such as washing machines so they can save money long-term.

Three-rate meters – The three-rate meter is a meter that provides three different prices. These prices are Evening, Weekend and Night unit prices.

Half-hourly meters – A type of meter reading system that uses AMR (automatic meter reading) to provide a more accurate electricity reading. This system relies on a fixed line which sends updated readings to your energy supplier every half hour.

Multi-site meters – These allow businesses with multiple premises or those who have high usage to help manage their usage through one contract.

Why you need a business energy meter

Monitor energy use – You should always monitor your business energy usage. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, if you monitor your energy usage you can begin to understand the costs involved in business energy. Secondly, monitoring your usage will allow you to reduce your consumption and therefore your overall cost.

Improve business energy consumption – A business energy monitor will improve your business’s overall energy costs. In turn, this will reduce your business’s carbon footprint and help your company’s green initiatives.

Prevents your being overcharged – An energy meter ensures that your bills are accurate, so you won’t be overcharged for your business electricity and gas.

What energy meter is best for a business?

There is no one-size-fits-all energy meter that is perfect for your business. It is down to you to understand which would be the best for your business. The size, location, type of company and operating hours should all come into account when finding the best meter for your business.

Need to request a new meter installation?

Each business is different, and there are lots of factors that come into play when selecting the right meter for your business. If you want a new meter and need help with organising a meter installation then we’re here to help.

How to organise a new business energy meter installation:

✔ Arrange a site works visit through DNO/National Grid
✔ Contact our expert team by calling 0800 9777 000
✔ We will then be able to provide you with a quote
✔ We will then arrange a date for the installation

Exchange Utility are here to help

You should now be able to find your business gas and electricity suppliers with the information we have provided. But we’re still here to help if you need a hand with anything else:

✔ Our customer service team is one of the best in the industry
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Business energy contract due to renew? Call us on 0800 9777 000 or fill in our energy quote form to see how much you could save…