The amount of water that has been used takes up a large percentage of energy bills. In many cases, such as, for example, when you own an apartment complex, it can be difficult to figure out exactly how much water each person has used and how much to charge them for their energy bills. In the past, you would have had to have someone come out and take a meter reading. From the amount of water you had used, they would then estimate how much you would have to pay. Today, thanks to the technological advance known as smart metering, this can be a thing of the past.
What Is Smart Metering?
A smart meter is an extremely advanced type of metering system. It automatically and accurately calculates exactly how much water you have used and therefore, how much you will have to pay in your water bills. It uses a radio frequency to send this information directly to the utility company. Anytime you want to know how much water has been used by a specific waterline, to which the smart meter is attached, all you have to do is to log into the company’s website. You will be able to see the radio reading for each day.
How Can Smart Metering Help Me?
One of the advantages you will have from installing smart meters is that you can quickly detect leaks or other issues. Since you can so easily take a look at how much water is being used each day by viewing the daily radio reading on the website, chances are that as long as you do this frequently, you will notice right away when a higher amount of water than normal is being used. You can locate the problem and have it corrected before too much damage is done, saving a lot of money in the process.
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