People in Bath and North East Somerset will be offered the lowdown on how smart meters can save them money and reduce carbon emissions at the same time in free sessions across the area.
Bath and North East Somerset Council’s Energy at Home Advice Service is providing extra information sessions to give residents a better understanding of the role of smart meters in our homes and how they can help people spot ways to save. Smart meters are available at no upfront cost and allow people to see detailed information on their day-to-day energy use and how much it costs in pounds and pence.
The Energy at Home Advice Service, run on the council’s behalf by the Centre for Sustainable Energy, will be at the library twice per month in September, October and November to talk people through what’s involved in having a smart meter and to answer people’s questions about their smart meter experience so far.
Councillor Tim Ball, cabinet member for Housing, Planning and Economic Development, said: “There are some myths surrounding smart meters and these may concern residents when they are considering having a meter installed. Our Energy at Home Advice Service is holding these extra sessions to help people make the most of smart meters to get their gas and electricity usage under control. Smart meters also have a role in supporting us all to tackle the climate emergency by enabling households to cut down their energy use, so I encourage people who would like to find out more to go along for some advice.”
Energy at Home Advice Service advisors will be at Bath Central Library on the following dates from 10.30am-3.30pm:
- 12 and 25 September
- 10 and 30 October
- 12 and 27 November
Other sessions are being held around the district in collaboration with specific organisations.
More information about Bath and North East Somerset Council’s Energy at Home Advice Service can be found at www.energyathome.org.uk or by calling the team on 0800 0385680.
Photo caption: Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Energy at Home Advice Service advisor at Bath Central Library