LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2012) - From energy traffic light systems to fridges that can track our BMI, technology is transforming the way we connect to our homes. British Gas is leading the way in the journey towards a Smart Energy Future with a range of revolutionary new products.
Smart metering is putting an end to estimated energy bills and revealing the real-time cost of gas and electricity use in the home. Smart meters allow you to set an energy target budget, with a traffic light system to warn you when your energy use peaks during certain times of the day. The Energy Saving Trust estimates that seeing where and when you use the most energy will equate to savings of 10% on utility bills: that works out at an average of £105 per household every year. Smart meters from British Gas are already in place across nearly 400,000 homes and businesses across the UK. Smarter living by British Gas is an online resource dedicated to helping you find ways to save energy in your home, including smart meter FAQs.
Remote Heating Control
There's nothing worse than coming home to a cold house after a long day, or waking up to a freezing shower on a winter's morning. Remote heating control allows you to adjust your central heating and hot water schedules directly from your laptop, smartphone or tablet. Staying in control of your central heating will not only help you to save cash by only using energy exactly when it's needed, but will also shrink your carbon footprint significantly.
Safe and Secure
The latest developments in technology are also helping to keep the nation's homes more secure. Safe and Secure from British Gas is a ground-breaking new kit that allows you to monitor and control your security measures from your laptop or phone, wherever you are the world. This includes turning on lights to make it look like somebody is in whilst you're on holiday, or switching off an alarm system if you should need to let a neighbour or friend into your home.
Electric Vehicle Charging Points
Electric cars are set to play a major role in a Smart Energy Future. British Gas electric vehicle charging points offer a safe and affordable option for charging in the home, with the option to lower costs even further by charging your car during the cheapest tariff times.