How to use a smart meter

Here’s everything you need to know to use your smart meter and start saving on your energy bill.

Getting started

When you first turn on your smart in-home display, you’ll be given the option of a tutorial to show you how it works.

How do smart meters work?

Smart meters automatically send us your readings each month so that you don’t have to.

Your smart in-home display can show you how much energy you’ve used, how close you are to your budget, your CO2 emissions and much more.

A quick guide: Your second generation in home display

Discover more of the key features of your second generation in home display, including finding out how much energy you use and how to set a budget. We also give some handy hints and tips to get the most out of your smart in-home display.

A quick guide: Your second generation SmartView In-home display

In our video we help you to get the most out of your second generation in-home display. See how it can help you to track your energy usage, set a budget and so much more. 

How to read a smart meter

Generally, you don’t read a smart meter, as they're sent to us automatically. But you can read your smart in-home display. Your smart in-home display shows you how much it costs to keep your home cosy, day and night. Not only that, but you can set budgets and compare your energy use across the week so you can stay in control.

Track your energy use

With a smart meter you can scroll through how much energy you’ve used today, this week, this month or this year by pressing the Calendar button. You can also use the forward and back arrows to compare how much energy you used in previous days or months, compared to today or this month.

How to budget

Once you’ve chosen your budget and time period (for example, £20 per month), you can scroll through your display menu to find ‘Set Budget’ and then set your values using the touchscreen buttons.

Personalised energy advice

With our free online energy toolkit – E.ON See – it’s even easier to reduce your energy use and be a little greener. You get traffic alerts to let you know if you’re on track with your budgets, as well as daily, weekly and monthly energy breakdowns. We’ll also give you energy saving advice when we install your meter.

73% of people with a smart meter would recommend them to others

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Ready to stay on track with a smart meter?

Simply let us know, and we’ll come and install it for you for free when we’re next in your area.